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Making a Cake Using a Pressure Cooker

That’s probably something you haven’t heard before. Cakes are usually made in an oven but what if you don’t have an oven? You can actually make a cake with a pressure cooker in just a little under an hour. We do warn you that, the texture and moisture on the cake may be slightly less than that of a cake baked in an oven but taste wise, you won’t find too much a difference.

You will need pretty much everything you would use to bake a cake in an oven from flours to egg to whatever flavoring you want and all. We won’t get into the exact ingredients but rather the method of how you can make a cake using a pressure cooker.

Making a Cake Using a Pressure Cooker

The Procedure

  1. First, you mix all the ingredients, for the base or batter of your cake. Basically the egg, sugar, and vanilla essence. You do this in a bowl and beat it until it is completely mixed together. Make sure it is thick and smooth.
  2. While you mix the batter together, you want to preheat the pressure cooker. You can preheat it at medium temperature for 5 minutes.
  3. You sift the flour into your batter now and you fold it. Basically mix it gently into the batter until it is fairly smooth.
  4. Once it is smooth, you place parchment paper in your pressure cooker. Cover the bottom of it so the batter won’t stick to it.
  5. You can now pour the batter into the cooker gently.
  6. Close the cooker’s lid and set the temperature to a medium-low.
  7. You can let it cook for about 20 minutes. To test if it has cooked properly, you can stick a toothpick in the cake. If it still needs a little time, give it about 5 minutes and check on it again.
  8. Once cooked, you can take the cake out, giving about 4 minutes to cool off once you have turned the heat off.

That’s it, you have yourself a typical sponge cake made with a pressure cooker. The overall process is quite easy and not really time-consuming. So it is quite surprising that not a lot of people use a pressure cooker to make cakes. If you want more information on the pressure cooker and which one would be great for you to make a cake with then you can check this site. So get to baking… we mean “pressuring”.…

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Some Tips to Make Your Cake Look and Taste Wonderful

You have been assigned to make an impressive cake and even if you know how to bake, there is a big possibility that you do not know how to design a cake properly. Do not worry though because there are so many cake designs that are available right now. There are some very simple designs that you can make at home even if you do not have baking tools.

You may want to create a cake that is related to basketball because the person that you are going to make it for is a big basketball fan. Do not forget to check the in ground basketball hoop so that you can become inspired with the type of design that you are going to make. You can also ask the person for more details about what he/she wants to see. This way, you can design the cake in an easier manner.

Some Tips to Make Your Cake Look and Taste Wonderful

These are some of the things you can do to improve the cake that you are making:

  1. If you have not perfected the frosting of the cake that you are making, you can cover up the mistakes by using candied nuts instead. People are always drawn towards items that are colourful so it will not be hard to make your cake look and taste more attractive.
  2. Choose almond extract instead of vanilla extract. If you want your cake to taste like vanilla, you need to use the real vanilla bean or the vanilla flower because it is going to taste like the vanilla that people would expect. Almond extract is better if you want people to keep on guessing what the actual flavour of your cake is.
  3. Remember that not all cakes do not have to be covered in frosting all over. Some cakes can look more exciting when a bit of chiffon is showing. This may also be good if you do not want to overpower the taste of your chiffon. Putting too much can cause people to be given too much of a good thing.
  4. Take note of the moisture of your cake. If you want your cake to instantly taste better, you need to moisturize it enough so that it will be soft and flavourful. When your cake is moist, the flavours will naturally come out. It can be enough to make people come back for more cake.
  5. Use sauces instead of frosting. If you are having a hard time working with frosting, you do not have to use them all the time. Using sauces can be a great option too especially if your guests are fond of various sauces and exotic flavours.

If you would like your cake to appear like you have put more effort into making it, you can stretch out the layers of your cake. Instead of two layers, you may cut it out and make it into four. It will look more impressive too. Some people automatically assume that your cake is going to taste great because it looks great.…

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