Ever just saw a photo or a video and decided on baking a cake and never understood what to do? Yeah, understandable.
Not only the recipe, but the complicated process some of them have is freakishly so scary that one could just give up before stepping into the kitchen. Hence, here is an easy go-to-go recipe (partially instructed by my boyfriend over the phone)-
For a serving for 3 people (size – medium)
- 1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose (maida) flour
- 2 cup egg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence/chocolate powder / Cadbury
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup butter (better it is melted, easy to mix)
- 1/2 cup milk
Note: Remember every powered ingredient- the sugar and all-purpose flour should always be evenly distributed without any large grains. Use a strainer (a clean tea-strainer would also do, no need to buy exclusively), pour the ingredient bit by bit, and shake the strainer in a gentle manner for fine powder.
Take a mixing bowl and add the milk + powdered sugar + (melted) butter + egg as per the measurements given above in the requirements and give it a damn good mix. Personal opinion – if you don’t own a beater machine or a whisk then pour the ingredients into a mixer container and beat it till it is smooth.
Add the all-purpose flour + baking powder and beat it nicely. The batter should not be too watery but a creamy slightly thick batter (if it is too liquidly that means you added extra milk or something)
Now if you are making a vanilla cake – add vanilla essence, and if you are making a chocolate cake you can mix a cup of cocoa powder and give it a good mix. I add chopped pieces of Cadbury (especially dairy milk). Just stir the pieces with the spoon to give each a miscellaneous positions.
Pressure cooker – Fill the base of your pressure cooker with salt and place the batter filled container on top of a stand. You could also use water instead of salt.
Micro-oven – You see the ‘Dessert’ option? Press that. It will flash a temperature (for my one it’s – 475) and turn it on. It takes over an hour for the cake to baked nicely. Check the cake by piercing a toothpick or fork. If you get a clean surface back, your cake is ready!
Caution – Use a micro-oven safe utensil for micro oven.
This is the result of my baking. I can get messy, excuse that. My brother likes eating the chocolate I give as toppings (so mom added it while it was half-baked; hence the look)