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Banana sponge cake

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N.B: You can use any ripe bananas for making this cake.. I had used ripe kerala bananas.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Ripe bananas: 3
  • All purpose flour/maida:1 n 1/2 cup
  • Powdered sugar: 1cup
  • Baking powder:2 tbsp
  • Baking soda :1 tsp
  • Salt :a pinch
  • Eggs:3
  • Vanilla essence: 1 tbsp
  • Orange zest:1/2 tsp
  • Butter/vegetable oil: 1 cup

PREPARATION:

  • Beat eggs along with little salt using a whisker until froth appears.
  • Add melted butter or vegetable oil to this and whisk again.
  • Add powdered sugar partly n mix well.
  • Sieve together maida,baking bowder ,baking sugar and add partly to the batter.Mix well.there should not be any lumps.
  • Add vanilla esence and orange zest freshly grated and mix well.
  • Mash the ripe bananas well and add it to the prepared batter.
  • This cake is made in pressure cooker.. so we need to preheat the cooker first.. spread a layer of salt at the bottom of cooker, keep a small vessel or stand on top of which cake tin can be placed. Care should be taken to remove the weight from the whistle of cooker.
  • Now close and preheat the cooker for 10 mins.
  • Grease a cake tin with butter or oil.. place a butter paper at the bottom .
  • Pour the prepared cake batter upto 3/4 of cake tin.
  • Open the cooker and place the cake tin on top of the vessel inside.close and cook for almost 30 to 40 mins in medium flame.
  • After 40 mins open the lid and pass a fork or tooth pick through the cake and remove it out . If nothing sticks to it the cake is done.
  • Let it cool fr sometime.

Chocolate Cake

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I made this cake in pressure cooker,made it for the first time and it turned out to be sooo good.Chocolate lovers would love it.Do try making this.

Ingredients:

  • All purpose flour/maida:1 n 1/2cup
  • Eggs:3
  • Butter:melted 1 cup
  • Baking powder:1tbsp
  • Cocoa powder:1 tbsp
  • Chocolate syrup:1tbsp
  • Powdered sugar:3/4 cup
  • Butter paper
  • Milk:1/2cup
  • Gems :for decoration

PREPARATION:

  • In a bowl beat 3 eggs using whisking machine or a hand whisker.Beat eggs until froth appears.
  • Add butter to this and whisk again.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix properly.
  • Sieve together all purpose flour,cocoa powder and baking powder.Add this partly to the whisked batter.
  • Add chocolate syrup and milk.
  • Consistency of the batter should be like neither too thick nor very liquid.
  • Take a pressure cooker,spread salt at the bottom,keep a small plate on top of which cake tin can be kept.
  • Pre heat the cooker for 10 mins with lid closed but the wight on the whistle should be removed.
  • Grease the cake tin,at the bottom place butter paper so that cake doesnt stick to the vessel.
  • Pour the cake batter to cake tin and place it inside cooker.
  • Cook for almost 30 mins.
  • Open the lid after 30 mins,pass a toothpick and check if it goes through without any batter sticking to it.If it comes out clean the cake is cooked.If not you can cook it for some more time.
  • Remove the cake ,separate it from the cake tin and remove the butter paper.
  • Let it cool for 10 mins.
  • To make frosting for cake you can mix together butter,powdered sugar,cocoa powder and milk or you can use any chocolate spread.
  • Cut the cake into two halves,layer it with chocolate spread and decorate it with choco chips or gems.
  • Cool it before serving.

 

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