How to make it

  • Note: cooking time is 20 minutes, about 10 minutes to prepare recipe adapted for my electric pressure cooker:
  • Cream butter and sugar till fluffy
  • Beat in egg yolks and vanilla
  • Beat in half the lemon juice and half the lemon zest
  • Combine the dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk in 2-3 additions
  • Fold in the poppy seeds
  • Beat whites stiff
  • Fold into cake batter till combined
  • Pour mixture in a greased and flour 1 liter ( 4 cup) souffle dish or bundt pan that fits into your cooker
  • Mine cake pan was a small 8 inch size- fit perfectly into the large pr cooker pan )
  • Seal top of cake pan secure with foil
  • Place 2 cups of water in the cooker
  • Place a wire trivet on the floor of the cooker
  • Now using foil, tear off a 2 ft long piece and fold over a few times to make a long strip that will be used to remove cake pan
  • Center cake pan on midpoint of strip and lower into cooker to set on the metal trivet and fashion the remainder as a handle to remove the pan
  • Pressure cook 20 minutes.
  • Let steam drop naturally
  • Carefully remove cover
  • Lift cake pan out of cooker to cooling rack
  • Remove foil handles and foil cover
  • Cool Completely on rack
  • Invert onto cake platter and drizzle with glaze
  • Note: this was just as good as my best oven baked lemon poppy seed cakes
  • I actually served it warm and it was just wonderful
  • Wrap cold cake well.

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  • SadiesMom 9 years ago
    I love using a pressure cooker but have never 'baked' using one. I have an vintage pressure cooker that you bring up to steam on a burner and them put the dobber on it. At what pressure level do you cook this recipe.,...5 lb., 10lb. or 20 lb. ? Thank you!
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  • midgelet 9 years ago
    my next cake will be a chocolate one and will post that
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  • sm8085 9 years ago
    do you have the recipe for a pressure cooker chocolate cake??
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  • borinda 9 years ago
    Absolutely fascinating. I have never used a pressure cooker but your recent adventures with your new one are almost getting me to the point of buying one. What does one look for re. size and features when looking for a pressure cooker? I recently updated all of my pots and pans but pressure cookers are a foreign experience for me.
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