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    Chocolate Cup-Cakes Using Paper Tea Cups | Eggless Butterless Chocolate Cup-Cakes Using Pressure Cooker | Pressure Cooker Cup Cakes


    Cup cakes!!! they are always a delight to anyone, kids and grown ups alike. How about a soft chocolaty cup cake without cup-liners or bake-wares or even an oven? Sounds weird and interesting at the same time right? Yes today am gonna share with you a very friendly cake recipe, wonder why I call it so? here is why; there are many many advantages that everyone will get excited about, it is Eggless, Butterless, you don't need fancy cup cake liners nor any baking pans. You just need those cheap and easily available tea cups aka chai cups and infact you don't need an oven too. Splendid right? won't you call this a friendly recipe? make these soft and tasty cupcakes in a pressure cooker and enjoy. I have earlier tried a lot of pressure cooker cakes and nothing has failed me, each recipe has been a hit, specially the Sponge cake was welcomed and tried by many and everyone had given positive feedbacks about it. 

    Now after trying a lot of normal cakes I was in a mood to try a pressure cooker cup cake, which is at the same time egg-less and butter-less. So I planned of trying it in a small amount initially, but still was hesitant, I was really concerned of how a pressure cooker butter-less cake's texture would be. But believing my instinct, I just gathered the ingredients, whipped up the batter and set them in the cooker waited for some minutes, then hesitantly opened the cooker to find the final product. Fingers crossed!!!  The first sight, seemed like the cake had definitely come out well & soft, but still I was like the doubting Thomas and said to myself "I'll only believe after I touch the cake and penetrate it with my finger" ;-) Soon I removed the cake from the cooker and touched it irresistibly and to my surprise it sprang up, that's a good sign of a perfectly cooked and soft cake. And now I could not wait, I just poked my finger into it after it cooled down a bit and my finger went in smoothly. Wow I was able to feel the soft cake, yes the cake was super soft and the texture was too good, after 'taste testing' with my family members I decided to prepare them again and share them with you here. Instead of eggs I have added condensed milk here and also replaced butter with oil, it was soft unlike my guesses. The cake has a nice texture but still if you need, you can replace condensed milk with eggs check it out how in the tips section. Though I brag too much about it, how will you know if you don't try it? just give try and let me know your feedbacks and do contact me on any clarifications.






    INGREDIENTS

    Makes 8 cup cakes
    Total Preparation Time - 40 to 60 minutes 
    1. All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1¼ cup (120 grams) 
    2. Unsweetened coco powder - ¾ cup (40 grams) 
    3. Sugar - ¾ cup (120 grams) 
    4. Milk - ¾ cup (100 ml or as needed) 
    5. Condensed milk - 4 tablespoons (50 ml) 
    6. Oil - ½ cup (75 ml) 
    7. Vanilla essence - 1 tsp 
    8. Baking soda - ½ tsp 
    Extras you will need
    • Tea / Chai cups - Small ones

    PREPARATION METHOD

    • Take small sized tea cups and grease with oil on its insides. Then dust some flour on its insides and set aside. 
    • Take a dry bowl and sieve maida, coco powder, baking powder and set aside. (You can sieve it even multiple times)
    • Then take another bowl and add sugar, condensed milk, milk, vanilla essence and oil and beat well on medium speed using a hand blender or a fork, until it becomes frothy. 
    • To this add the flour mixture and fold well using a spoon or ladle. If the batter is very thick then adjust the consistency by pouring milk accordingly. But see that you do not add too much of milk, the batter should not be very runny nor very thick. 
    • Now scoop some of the cake batter and pour it into the greased & floured tea-cups. Pour upto 1/2 of the cup.
    • Place these batter filled cups into plain cups as shown in the pic below.
    • Place a separator plate inside a wide and deep cooker (I used a 5 liter cooker) Close the cooker with its lid and place on flame. 
    • Preheat the pressure cooker for 5 minutes on low flame. Do not place the whistle or regulator. 
    • Now open the cooker and place the teacups on the separator plate and close with the lid. 
    • Then switch the flame to medium mode and cook for 30 to 35 minutes. (DO NOT PLACE THE WHISTLE OR REGULATOR)
    • After 30 minutes open the cooker, insert a wet tooth pick into the center of the cake to see if it has got cooked. If the tooth pick comes out clean then remove from flame and let the cakes cool. Do not leave it inside the cooker. 
    • If the cake hasn't got cooked then place again on flame for 5 minutes and check again. Do not over cook. If so the cake will become dry and tough on the outside. 
    • Serve!! You can serve with the cups along with a spoon or you can tear the cup and eat it. The cake will come out easily too when you slide a knife around the cake. You can serve it like that too.



    TIP 1: The baking time depends on the size of your cups, volume of the cooker and also the temperature. So check in between to find whether the cake is done. Never ever place the whistle or regulator throughout the process. 

    TIP 2: You can replace condensed milk with the same amount of eggs. For example here I have used 4 tablespoons of condensed milk, but instead you can beat an egg well and use 4 spoons from that. 

    TIP 3: If you are not interested in making cup cakes, then you can make normal cakes using the baking pans. After trying the same cake in the oven I will update the settings soon. 

    To know more about pressure cooker cakes click here!!

    Tadaaaa!! Here is the cake out from the cup!!




    Soft and easy to make Eggless Butterless Cup cakes are now ready!! 
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    50 comments:

    1. the cake looks very soft moist and delicious. And healthy too.

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    2. Definitely something unusual and delicious! Didn't know the pressure cooker can make the cakes....fascinating!

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    3. wow nice innovative baking method... Few days back only i heard about paper cup baking n now its here... Soooo yumm and soft... Kudos to ur effort Divy... As usual wonderful clicks...

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    4. hey nice clicks da.. liked ur idea to use paper cups in pressure cooker.. will check this out..

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    5. beautiful cake,looks so lush.nice clicks.

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    6. akka epadi ipdi nanum try panniruken before starting blog.it came out very well and you can also notice you can easily remove the cake from cups.super akka.

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    7. That was indeed some picture treat divya :-) Cake looks moist and delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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    8. A wonderful effort Divy dear. Chocolate cup cakes are very perfect and moist in pressure cooking method. Yummy!

      today's post:
      http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/07/fish-corn-balls.html

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    9. wow very very lovely and super Divya, love the color and I like the way you have used the cups... simply superb

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    10. It is really awesome. Nice try

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    11. Cake looks moist and tempting clicks.

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    12. thats an awesome idea :) hats off to your brain's dear :) Eggless buttless cupcakes that to in chai cups :) Kudos :) cake looks super moist and tempting me :)

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    13. lov ur clicks n can guess how long you took to compile this post ,,,wow wat an awesome clicks dear...u rock Divya

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    14. simply superb n lovely clicks!!

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    15. That was a brilliant idea Divya...cup cakes looks so cute and spongy...

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    16. Wow, perfectly done, looks sinfully delicious :)

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    17. Hi ,

      How can i bake this in oven? time and temperature...please let me know.

      Thanks & regards,
      Priya

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      1. Hi Priya, I will be trying this soon in an oven, then I will be updating the oven settings here!! Thanks

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    18. Really useful post for those who dont have an oven ...Cupcakes look so nice

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    19. Awesome dea...awesome.....I hav always prepared sponge cake in pressure cooker and hav longed if I cud prepare cup cakes in it.Dis adds a lot to my knowledge regarding cooking dea...Hats offf for the trial

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    20. wow...cupcakes looks so moist n delicious...perfectly done...stunning clicks there with awesome presentation...luv that icing sugar dusted BG :) looks great..brilliant idea!

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    21. Innovative idea! Cakes look soft n yummy!

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    22. Thats a pretty good idea ! stunning pictures !

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    23. Cakes look really yummy an delicious and as usual awesome clicks!I will definitely try out this yummy cup cakes in tea cups.
      http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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    24. You have inspired me to try out your method of preparing cupcakes using pressure cookers.
      Deepa

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    25. i have to try this soon.looks superb

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    26. very nice idea with tea cups...bookmarking this...

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    27. wow wow wow, u topped urself dear. this is superb. I'm gonna try this for my veggie friends.

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    28. Very yummy & delicious cup cakes.....with brilliant idea of cooking.
      shobha
      www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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    29. Cakes cant get any better.Lovely clicks :)

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    30. Looks yummy.. and very well written...
      thanks for sharing..

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    31. Hey Divya,
      I hadn't wanted to share my feedback the day I saw this post but got busy. These are simply awesome dear. I've always wanted to try pressure cokker cake recipe and a simple cupcake recipe like this, that too made with coffee cups are just a perfect way to start :-) Love your blog to bits and keep going!

      -Manju

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      1. Hey Manju thank you so much for such kind appreciations :) Feeling warm Thanks :)

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    32. Dear sister,
      Nice post thank u...
      even I get interest on makiny it for the simple way.usually am fearing about the outcome and the mixing part.But I feel your method more comfortable.
      I dont have a cooker base plate
      what should I have to do?
      will it make a difference if i use sweetened coci powder.
      can I mix it with spoon..or its dat important to use blender?
      how many cakes can we yield..
      can we make cakes on batches?
      kindly clear my doubts akka ......eager to make it.

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      1. Hi :)

        Thanks for the interest in trying this cake. A cooker based plate is really necessary for making these cakes as the plate helps get rid of the direct heat that can burn the bottom of your cakes. So try using any perforated plates or even some small plate will help here. Regarding the yield I have mentioned there, you will get 8 cup cakes, this will differ depending on the size of your cups. A blender is not definitely necessary here try using a fork and beat well. In case of using sweetened cocoa powder reduce the amount of sugar that will be needed to make the cakes.

        And yes you can definitely make cakes in batches!! Hope I have cleared your doubts, do mail me if you need more clarifications!!

        Thanks!

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    33. Hi
      brilliant idea of making cup cakes in pressure cooker.I will definitely try these but i hv some confusions:
      (1) u hv mentioned baking soda in the ingredients list but baking powder in the recipe.
      (2) have u used 2 tea cups(one inside the other as shown in pictures)for baking a single cup cake.
      pls reply as soon as possible.

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      1. Hi Anu, thanks for the interest in trying. Its bakig soda sorry will correct it. And yes for baking a single cup cake using two tea cups is preferable coz it helps avoid over baking and provides an even spread of heat.

        Thanks

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    34. Hi Divya. I tried this today. Cup cakes came out soft n moist.
      but nxt tym m gonna try these with more sugar n less cocoa.
      My 3 yr old son has eaten 1 whole cup cake.
      Thanks for this idea of making cakes in cups. can we use whole wheat flour instead of maida.
      will these cakes still cum out so spongy n fluffy?

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      1. Hi Anu thank you so much for trying, glad to know they've come out well :) and very happy that your little one loved it too :) Yes you can try the same with wheat flour too, but it will be little denser than the maida ones..

        Thanks

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      2. And yes about the sugar and coco quantity you can alter according to your preferences :)

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    35. wow! Divya..saw this on ur fb page and ran straight in here...think i was missing out on some of the posts here...need to chek out the rest. and this..wow!! perfect..n in paper cups..lovely !!!! have just liked ur fb page as "The Pick'y Bank". Hope u like my page as well...rgds...

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    36. Wich cup have u used for measurements ?? Well m gonna try n m soo damns love cupcakes wanted to learn dem.. n yaayyy m gonna do it myself .. thwnkyou soosoo much

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      1. Hi, I have used my own personalised cup, its not the standard one, hence have given the gram measurements too. But still you can use the same proportions for any cup you use, the quantity will differ but the cakes will come out perfect. Thanks..let me know if you need any more clarifications. :)

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    37. Eeeeksss!! Thankyou soo much well I tried dis one.. as am amateur .. I din know how to measure ,did as u directed. Only the sweetness was less.but still d cake came out super soft and perfect.. n one more thing.. wen its warm derz some weird smell .. i tried to chill dem n c... bt stil slightly dat smell o taste s der.. wat should I do to get rid ?

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      1. Hey Meow thanks for trying :) , sorry missed your comment somehow. But i'm sorry I do not have an answer for the smell as I did not have any such inconveniences.. it might be from the cooker, a metallic smell. But am not sure do try it next time to see if there is a trouble with your ingredients or cooker. Thanks :)

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    38. Yup! no probzz.. :) i made it several tyms! n gotta know wat caused d smell.. it was d cooker! :D i bot a new one juz to make dese yumilicious cuppies! :D thanks for d word! n thanks fa makin me a cuppie Xpert :D

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