February 25, 2021

Basic Preparation Instructions for Eggless Strawberry Velvet Cake Mix

Basic Preparation Instructions for Eggless Strawberry Velvet Cake Mix

The Eggless Strawberry Velvet Cake Mix is a delicious mix which you can use to bake your cakes easily at home. The cake mix is made from whole grains like jowar, barley & whole wheat flour that are packed with proteins, minerals and fibre and yet has all the richness and flavor of a traditional Strawberry Velvet Cake.

And what more, You can bake this cake mix in the Pressure cooker or an OTG/Oven. And the best part is, it is eggless / egg free you only need two additional ingredients which is the homemade dahi/ curd / or store bought dahi and oil. 

So go ahead bake a cake with this Eggless Strawberry Velvet Cake Mix, and cut a sensible slice for yourself or your family and friends and serve it as a dessert or a snack along with a cup of milk, coffee or chai.

Ingredients

1 pack of Archana's Kitchen Strawberry Velvet Cake Mix (325 gram)

80 ml Sunflower/ Canola Oil or 80 grams softened unsalted butter

240 ml/1 cup Homemade Curd/ Yogurt

Method Of Making the Cake Mix Batter

  1. To begin making the Eggless Strawberry Velvet Cake Mix, first measure 80 ml of oil or softened unsalted butter and 240 ml of curd. You can use homemade curd or store bought curd.
  2. Tip: Use a measuring cup or weighing scale to get an accurate measurement. Also ensure the curd is not sour.
  3. If you are using oil,  use Sunflower oil or Canola oil. If you are using butter then use unsalted butter as the cake mixes have salt already.
  4. Add the full packet of Archana's Kitchen Strawberry Velvet Cake Mix into a large mixing bowl along with oil and curd and beat well for 2 minutes until smooth and fluffy.
  5. Note: If you use store bought curd which is very thick, then you will need to add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water to make smooth batter.
  6. The batter should be such that, it will drop like a smooth batter from the spoon when you lift it up.
  7. If the batter becomes too thick, then the cake will become dry. Ensure you have good smooth batter and not a super thick batter
  8. Transfer the Strawberry Velvet Cake Mix batter into the greased cake pan.

Pressure Cooker Method

  1. Grease and dust a round 7 inch or 8 inch round cake pan or a pressure cooker pan which you use for cooking rice or any round pan which will fit in your pressure cooker.
  2. Place a trivet and another steel vessel of 2 inches height over the trivet. You need to ensure he cake pan it is at least 2 to 2-1/2 inches from the base.
  3. You do not need to add any water, salt and sand at the bottom of the pressure cooker. Keep the gasket on the lid. Do not remove the gasket.
  4. Preheat the pressure cooker (covered) for 10 minutes on low to medium heat before placing the cake pan.
  5. Once preheated, place the Strawberry Velvet Cake mix into the Pressure Cooker.
  6. Cover the cooker without the weight/whistle and bake on low to medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted inside comes out clean.

OTG/Oven Method

  1. Preheat Heat oven to 160 C for 10 minutes.
  2. Grease and dust round 7 or 8 inch round cake pan or small size muffin pan which will fit in your OTG/oven.
  3. Place the Strawberry Velvet Cake Mix in the cake pan into the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted inside comes out clean.
  4. Note: Baking times differ from oven to oven, so please keep a watch on the cake as it is baking in the oven

Microwave Convection Method

  1. If you are baking the cake in the Microwave, ensure you have a microwave convection oven. You will have to place the cake pan on the glass rack of the microwave and not in the center rack or not on any stand. Smaller Microwave ovens smaller than 28 liters do not work very well for making cakes.They tend to be raw in the center and get burnt very fast. If you are in doubt use the Pressure cooker for baking the cakes.
  2. Grease and dust the round 7 or 8 inch round cake pan or small size muffin pan which will fit in your microwave convection oven.
  3. Preheat the Microwave convection oven for 10 minutes at 160 C
  4. Place the pan with the Vanilla Cake Mix Batter into the oven.
  5. Baking times can vary between 7 to 30 minutes based on microwave oven model and size.
  6. Monitor the cake while it is in the oven and bake until a knife inserted inside comes out clean.
  7. Note: Baking times differ from oven to oven, so please keep a watch on the cake as it is baking in the oven

Cooling & Serving

  1. Cool the Strawberry Velvet Cake  for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the cake from the pan by sliding the sides of pan using a knife and invert into a board. You will have to do another inversion to another plate to keep the top of the cake facing up and then cut into slices
  3. Enjoy Archana's Kitchen Strawberry Velvet Cake warm or refrigerate for few hours to have it cold. Serve it as a dessert along with some ice cream and whipped cream or simply as a snack along with a cup of milk, coffee or chai.