Pressure Cooker (Or Steamed) Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

A steamed chocolate cake recipe that I came up with since I don't have an oven. The ingredients depended on what I had in the house. I plan to try different steamed cakes. Would love people to suggest variations.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt.
  2. Beat eggs and sugar till sugar dissolves.
  3. Add melted butter and prserves; mix well.
  4. Fold in flour mixture.
  5. Add enough milk to make thick batter; beat until smooth.
  6. Pour into greased 8-inch round pan.
  7. Steam in pressure cooker (without weight) for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove lid, let steam for 5 minutes more. Let cake cool uncovered; remove from pan when cool.
Most Helpful

I tried this recipe with a minor modification - used vanilla essence instead of cocoa powder. And it turned out quite well!! It was fluffy with the perfect amount of sweetness and wasn't too dry or too hard. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

TejalG December 24, 2011

i tried it and its delicious..will use it again and again...had modified with cut almonds instead of strawberry flavour too...and liked it

Pooja12518 March 11, 2010