You can try out this recipe during this Navaratri to treat your guests! It’s  very often that I end up preparing eggless cakes and most of the elderly persons I intend to serve are vegetarian. This is a very basic milk cake recipe which tastes delicious with a cup of tea or coffee. You can add nuts to the cake but I prefer it as a plain milk cake! 

Preparation Time : 40 minutes 
Serves : 6-8 persons

Ingredients :

Refined flour / Maida : 1 and 1/2 cup 

Powdered Sugar : 1 cup / Sugarfree Natura : 2 tablespoons 

Milk powder : 2 tablespoons

Milk : 1 cup 

Refined oil : 1 cup 

Baking powder : 1/2 teaspoon 

Baking soda : 1 teaspoon 

Cardamom / Elaichi powder : 1 teaspoon

Dried orange rind : 1/2 teaspoon chopped  (optional)

Method :

In a bowl mix the oil and milk, now slowly add the sugar, flour, milk powder, baking soda and baking powder while stirring in clock wise motion. Add a little water if required to make a semi thick batter like a cake batter. Add in the dried orange rind and cardamom powder. Mix well.

Now grease a pressure cooker cake tin with little oil and dust with flour. You can also line the cake tin sides with paper so that un-moulding the cake becomes easy. Now pressure cook without whistle for about 40 minutes. Check whether a knife comes out clean and the cake is ready to be served. Alternatively you can bake this cake at a preheated Oven for 30 minutes.Check the middle of the cake with a toothpick or knife, if it comes out clean then your cake is ready. If you think the cake is undercooked, bake it for another 5 minutes.

You can also microwave the cake using a microwave safe cake mould at HIGH for 5 minutes. The only difference is that the cake turns out beautiful brown when cooked in a pressure cooker or oven and turns out white when cooked in the microwave.

Your milk cake is ready to be served with a cup of tea or coffee.