So I tried making this simple biscuit cake yesterday. If you follow me on insta, you probably know about the disastrous day that followed. I dropped the first cake, and spoilt the second one by forgetting to put the lid on the cooker. But I was determined to not let it get to me, and finally got 3rd time lucky.
It was possible only because the cake was so simple that I could do it over and over in a short time. Infact when I began, I wasn’t even sure it will work, but it did, like a charm. Bear in mind that this is the humblest of cakes, nothing fancy. But eaten warm, with a dollop of ice-cream on the side, it was more than a cake – it was an emotion of childhood joy and nostalgia.
WHICH BISCUITS TO USE
You can use any biscuits of choice to make this cake. I used a mix of oreo and parle g. You can use only one or a mix of many. This is also a good way to use up biscuit crumbs or broken biscuits that we may otherwise discard. Biscuits with a deeper chocolate flavor, or a cream center make this more flavorful. If you want, you can also add a tbsp of cocoa to the batter.
To make this cake in a cooker, follow the same steps till you make the batter, then check this post to set up your stovetop equipment.
4 ingredient Biscuit Cake
- 250 gms Mixed Broken Biscuits
- ½ cup Powdered Sugar
- ¾ cup Milk (180 ml)
- 1 packet Eno
- ¼ cup Walnuts/Chocolate-chips (optional)
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree celsius. Grease a 5 inch pan well and keep aside.
- Crush the biscuits to a fine powder in a mixer.
- Add the sugar, and slowly add the milk to make a smooth batter. It should not be too thick or too runny – adjust milk accordingly.
- Add the eno and mix well. Fold in any nuts or chocolate chips, if using. You can save a few to add on top.
- Immediately pour into the prepared tin and bake.
- After 30 minutes, check if the cake is done by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it’s ready. If not, continue to bake and check after every 3 minutes.
- Depending on the biscuits you use, adjust the quantity of sugar in the recipe. If using more oreo, use less sugar (to make up for the sweetness from the extra cream) or more sugar if using only parle g.
- Please use the blue colored packet of eno which is non-flavored.
- You can use baking soda (1/2 tsp) as a substitute for eno.
- For measurement conversions to grams and ml, refer the conversion guide here – Measurements Conversion Guide