Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Zesty Lemon Cake ~ Pressure Cooker Method

All Purpose Flour - 1 3/4 Cups
Butter - 1/2 Cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 Cup
Yogurt - 1 1/4 Cups
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Baking Powder - 2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 3 TBSP
Lemon Zest - 2 tsp

For the syrup:
Sugar - 3 TBSP
Lemon Juice - 3 TBSP
Water - 3 TBSP


  1. Sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder into a bowl.
  2. In a bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar.
  3. Add the yogurt, lemon juice and the lemon zest.  Mix well.
  4. Add the flour and fold gently.
  5. Heat a pressure cooker with some water and place a small cup inside.
  6. Grease an eight -inch round cake pan with butter and pour the cake batter into the pan.
  7. Place the cake pan on top of the cup that is inside the pressure cooker.  
  8. Remove the gasket and cover the cooker with the lid without the weight.
  9. Cook for 25 -30 minutes or until done.  Remove the cake from the cooker.
  10. For the topping:  In a sauce pan, mix sugar and water and heat until sugar dissolves.  Stir in the lemon juice.
  11. Pour the syrup over the hot cake .  
  12. Let it cool completely before serving.

Recipe adopted from Sanjeev Kapoor's Chai - Nashta.


  1. This looks very gud with lemon flavor and in pressure cooker ...gud one

  2. Prefect looking cake,so spongy and flavourful..

  3. That looks so fluffy.. i can't say i've ever tried cake in a pressure cooker... The lemon must make it so refreshing.

  4. Cake looks so soft and moist.I am sure it was a delight to have.

  5. I dig lemon-flavoured desserts! And this looks so different and innovative... Bookmarked :)


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