Get the most out of your Cook4me and cake pan accessory with these delicious recipes to start you off on your pressure cooking/baking journey and some helpful tips and tricks by Tefal brand ambassador Lorena Lys.
Cook4me Cake Pan Recipes:
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Lorena's Top Tips:
How much water should I put in the bowl?
About 250-500ml of water depending on how long you are cooking. If cooking for more than 30 mins, put 500ml of water.
How long should I pressure cook a cake?
Pressure cooking time will depend on a few factors like what size of pan you are using and how much batter you have.
If you are pressure cooking a packet of cake mix in the cake pan or any similar-sized pan, we recommend to cook it for about 50 mins. If you are using ramekins, it will cook faster than a full-sized cake in a mould therefore taking less time. If you are making pudding like self-saucing pudding or bread and butter pudding, you will only need 35mins.
For best texture and results, Lorena recommends to let the cake cool and set in the fridge overnight (this is the hardest part but it will definitely taste better!)
Can I bake individual cakes in ramekins?
Yes, you can! The Cook4me can fit up to 6 ramekins of roughly 8cm wide in the steam basket with 3 at the bottom and 3 at the top. When using ramekins, it is recommended to cover them in foil.
Do I need to cover the cake pan?
You can cover with foil but you don't have to (you can just dab any excess moisture with a paper towel once cake is cooked). Covering the cake pan with foil will help keep condensation away from your cake. If you are presenting the cake on its own, it may be a good idea to cover it with foil whist cooking, however, if you are going to put toppings or icing, you can probably skip it.
Do I need to grease and/or line the cake pan?
It depends on what you are making. If you are making cheesecakes, it would be best to line the cake pan all the way up to the sides to make it easier to unmold. If you are not lining the cake pan, you may wish to butter or oil the cake pan right before pouring the batter.
What's the best way to unmold a cake from the cake pan?
Let the cake cool completely before taking out of the tin to give it time to rest and set. Loosen edges with spatula and invert onto a plate or cake rack.