Eggless Malai Cake in cooker reminds me of my childhood. I have lots of memories related to malai cake. My mom used to make this recipe of malai cake in a cooker for me and my sister. That was the time when the oven was a luxury in homes. She used to bake this malai cake without an oven (her old prestige cooker).
The other reason this easy Malai cake recipe is close to my heart is that this was the first cake I baked when I was 14. Back then, I never thought that I will be sharing my Mom’s malai cake recipe with you all. Though I have made a few changes, the credit goes to her. We will learn how to make eggless malai cake just in a while.
Time doesn’t stop. As we grow, we generally forget many of our childhood friends, food etc. I am not different. It’s been more than a year I started my blog and started sharing my baking recipes. But until now, did not remember to share my first official baked eggless cake with malai.
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Eggless malai cake recipe
Last week when I and my son were discussing my childhood, he asked,” Did Nani (my mom) use to bake when you were small, just like now you bake for me?” This question immediately refreshed my childhood memories and this recipe of cake in pressure cooker. I called my mom, checked the recipe with her and baked this malai cake for my son.
I couldn’t resist myself from biting it as soon as it was done. Did not wait for it to cool, sliced it and ate. I don’t have a sweet tooth but the aroma of freshly baked eggless Malai cake made me a child again. I bet, this cake will not stay even for a day on your shelf.
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How to make an eggless cake in the oven
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I have used fresh malai (Fresh cream accumulated from double toned milk) for this malai cake. To start with, in a bowl mix malai, oil, and sugar. Whisk it well until sugar dissolves and you get a smooth paste. Make sure, the malai should be at room temperature.
Once sugar dissolves, add semolina, sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, milk, and vanilla essence. Mix all the ingredients evenly and let this batter rest for 5 minutes.
During this resting time, semolina will soak the moisture and become soft. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 °C. Add tutti frutti to the batter and gently fold it.
Pour the prepared batter into a greased loaf pan. If you want, you can use butter paper as well which will help to de-mould the cake easily after baking.
Sprinkle some tutti frutti on top and tap the baking tin on counter to release the air bubbles.
Bake this in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 25 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
Baking time can vary depending on your Oven capacity and model. I have Morphy Richard’s 28 liter Oven. My malai cake was done in 25 minutes. Once baked, take the cake mold out from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before de-molding.
Malai cake recipe in the cooker
You can bake this cake on the gas stove in a pressure cooker. Put salt in the cooker as a base. Place one stand on it and keep the baking tin on the stand. Close the lid and remove the whistle and gasket. Let it bake on slow to medium flame for 20-25 minutes.
Malai cake recipe in Microwave
You can bake this on MW convection mode at 160 °C for 25 minutes.
Delicious, moist, tender and loaded with the richness of malai, the Eggless malai cake is ready.
Slice it and serve it with your choice of tea or coffee. I can have it at any time of the day.
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