This biscuit cake is very easy to prepare, taste delicious and needs very few ingredients. When I saw the recipe here, I could not wait to try it. It was fun and very simple to make. You can make this for tea time snacks or even bake for a friend’s birthday. Even if you have a busy schedule, you can still surprise your friends or your loved ones by making this quick and easy biscuit cake, as the preparation time is just 6-7 minutes. Moreover you do not need an oven to make this cake. It can be make in pressure cooker or it can be steamed or you can also microwave it. To make it special, you can decorate the cake with chocolate sauce as I have done for my Ragi cake. Today we will learn how to make Quick biscuit cake (biscuit steamed cake) following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Parle G Biscuit Cake-Quick Biscuit Cake
Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 20 mins
Yields: 12 pieces
Recipe Category: Cakes-Biscuit Cake
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Parle-G biscuits – 20 biscuits
Yields: 12 pieces
Recipe Category: Cakes-Biscuit Cake
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Parle-G biscuits – 20 biscuits
Hide and Seek Biscuit – 20 biscuits
Powdered sugar – 3 tbsp
Milk – 1 cup (lukewarm)
Vanilla essence – 3/4 tsp
Eno/Fruit Salt – 1 packed (plain-non flavored)
Cashew nuts or almonds – 3 tbsp chopped (optional)
Baking tin – 7 inches pan
All the ingredients are kept ready for the biscuit cake. If you cannot get parle-G biscuits, use Tiger biscuits.
Grease and dust a 7 inch baking pan/tin. Check Baking tips for beginners for more details.
Bring water to boil in a steamer or pressure cooker or pan, if you have decided to steam the cake.
Powder the biscuits (hide and seek and parle-G) separately in a mixer. Then mix both well.
Add powdered sugar, cashew nuts (if using) and mix well.
Add vanilla essence, milk (little at a time) and mix without lumps to get a smooth batter. I added one cup of milk.
Before adding eno/fruit salt, bring water to boil in a steamer or cooker or any pan and keep it ready.
Add eno and mix well with a spatula.
Transfer the batter to the greased baking tin, place it on the pan or cooker and steam cook covered. You should not allow the batter to rest after adding fruit salt. You should steam immediately after adding Eno/Fruit salt (keep a stand inside the pan as shown in picture below and place the baking pan/tin over it)
Steam for the first 15 minutes on high flame. Picture below shows after 15 minutes of steaming.
Then keep the flame/heat low and steam for another 10-15 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake to check if it is cooked. If it comes out clean, it is cooked.
Leave it to cool in the cake tin. After it is cooled, remove the cake from the tin. Run a knife around the edges and invert it on a plate. Cut the cake after it is completely cooled.
The cake was so spongy and soft that it just melted in our mouth.
You can decorate the cake with chocolate sauce and grated chocolate as I have done for my eggless ragi cake. You can top it with nuts, cherries, edible silver balls or even gems.
Other methods of making the cake
You can use the pressure cooker (without weight and gasket) for steaming. In that case, you should add water inside the cooker, place a stand and then place the baking tin.
You can also bake the cake in pressure cooker as I have done for my vanilla cake in pressure cooker.
You can bake it in the oven. Pre-heat the oven for 10 minutes at 180º C. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
You can also microwave the cake.
Storage and Shelf life – Store it in an air tight container at room temperature. The baked cake stays good for 2-3 days. The steamed cake will stay good for just 1 day.
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That is the most easiest cake recipe I have ever seen.. Awesome.. Will definitely try this one 🙂
It is so easy cake i have ever seen its looking so delicious cant wait to try this cake
Hi Padhu, your recipes are amazing! My husband and I enjoy your recipes.
Can we use cooker vessel instead of baking tin?
Tried just now. Came out very well and melting in mouth. Can we make any other flavours in the same method? Can you post any other flavours?
Awesome… will try definitely
Tanuja – thank you so much for liking my recipes- feeling very happy. Yes you can use the cooker vessel (aluminium) for baking in oven . For steaming, you can use even any shallow vessel.
Sri Devi – Happy to know that you loved the cake. Yes, you can make other flavors too. I will post it soon.
Mam, this cake was really superb,,, but mam can i decorate this cake with butter cream,?
Yes, you can. Glad to know that you loved the cake.
Can we pls have the baking method
Awesome padhu… I'm a beginner.. I like ur recipes so much.. thanks for posting everything in a detailed manner. I have doubts. Yr u using eno.
Can I substitute baking soda for tat.. And is it necessary to use a stand inside the steamer..
Thanks in advance
Ezhil Harshini – Thank you so much for liking my recipes.You can substitute eno with 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder. Yes, you should use stand if you are planning to steam the cake otherwise the water might go inside. You must keep the baking tin a little raised.
Unknown – I have given the method for baking the cake also. Kindly read it properly.
I tried yesterday it came out very well…
Thank u padhu
I tried many other recipes, I will try this one in soon.
Can I use other Brand biscuit or cookies, if so which one?
Hats off to ur innovation. Is there a replacement for the baking tin? Can I use any rectangular eversilver vessel in the kadai or pressure cooker?
Thank you for liking the recipe. You can use stainless steel in a kadai or cooker if you are steaming.
Asha – You can do this with bourbon, oreo etc . I will soon post it after trying it.
Hi Padhu…..very innovative as usual…I have tried many of ur recipes & it has turned out to be delicious…..this cake will be special for my grandson…so I'll experiment soon. Thank you dear!! God bless you!
Nice idea! Cake looks yum!
Million thanks for the recipe . Cake amen out so well and nothing left for storage . Waiting for the other flavours too !!!
Today tried variation. Instead of chocolate cookies added banana puree, dry fruits like badam, cashew and tutti fruti. Came out awesome.
Things n Thoughts
Hi, just want to know if I can use just the parle G biscuits ??
Use some other biscuit with parle G. If you like orange flavor, you can use orange cream biscuits.
I tried this cake today. Instead of hide and seek biscuits I put 2tsp cocoa powder. Baking powder 1 1/2 tsp. It was very delicious. Everone loved it. Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe.
hi…..i recently started developing interest in cooking… frm ur site i learnt to make red pasta n white pasta…for a 1st timer , it was amazing….all thx to ur site…n next on list is dis parle g cake…. can u help me out wid ingredients quantity if i want to make a 30 pc cake…bit confused
Thank you so much. Very happy to know that I have inspired you to cook. This measurements gives you 12-15 pieces .for 30 pieces, you can double the measurements. You can steam or bake 2 batches separately as it is very easy.
Hey hi i just tried your biscuit cake recipe and was surprised by the result. It was awesome. Thank you for the recipe and the tips
I made it just now!!!
Unluckily I got one piece!!
amazing amazing jussst amazing!!!
Lots of love!!!
Suvidya Dandekar Dandekar
i tried this recipe today… my 4yrs daughter loved it very very much for this lovely chocolate cake made by her mother… thank u very much n lots of love…
Can we add chocolate chips in the cake batter to make it more chocolatey?
Of course, you can add chocolate chips.
Hi Padhu, I made two of this cake. One I used your exact method (except for baking powder in place of ENO) and the other I added extra 3 tbsp of cocoa powder and chocolate chips in the batter. Both were delicious and spongy and the cakes vanished in just a few minutes. Lots and lots of thanks to you. And BTW, I am Marjan. I love all your recipes and I am looking forward to trying more of them.
Can we use baking powder instead of Eno and if yes,how much?
Eno preferable but you can add baking powder also (around 1 1/4 tsp)
Tried this cake today using Eno and the baking method. It turned out to be a fabulous, rich and delicious chocolatey cake. It is a quick, no fuss cake. Loved it!
Your cake recipe looks interesting, n I'm going to try it very soon.
I tried this cake .It came out very tasty.But the middle od cake was very soft and it stuck to my teeth.I had it on stove for a bt 15 mins.should I keep it for more time?
You should insert a toothpick in the center of the cake and if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked. I assume the middle portion is not cooked fully, that is the reason for sticking to your teeth.
devender singh Rathore
hi padu shankar i wanna to ask that instead of pouch of eno can wew measure it with a tsp and how much please reply me soon
I tried it.It's very nice. Thanks to you for such a wonderful recipe.
no need of baking in otg
No need but you can also bake in otg.
Hai Padhu I tried this receipe yesterday came out very well.. My husband likes a lot… taste is too gud and very easy t prepare
Thanks padhu ma'am. I tried this cake and it was very yummy. This is the easiest cake recipe I have ever seen.
If I use microwave.. How long I have to microwave it
I have not tried in microwave, so not sure.
very nice and easy to prepare.i tried this cake in microwave.superb.one verification i did is after the cake is ready i applied chocolate layer .it tastes super.
Thankyou for this receipe i made this cake for my mom and she jusz loved it . I roasted the cashewnuts in ghee to give it a crisp.
i tried ur this recipe really it came out well thanks for this recipe update more steam cake recipe
Amazing cake recipe… I will try….
Hello!!! I tried this delicious cake yesterday on the occasion of my parent’s 25th marriage anniversary and the best thing is that it turned out to be the best cake they have ever tasted. I never used to cook much and this was the 1st cake and the best cake I have made. Everyone was asking from where you have learnt?….and I told Padhu ma’am .
Thanks a lot for providing the best , simplest and rich recipe !!!
Can i use eno fruit salt (lemon flavourd)
Use plain eno fruit salt.
Namaste Padhuji I have a pan but my tin doen not fits in it. So would you please tell me how should I set the convection oven for it?
You can bake at 180 degree C until done.
Can I make this cake by adding eggs? To make it more healthy for kids as kids love this biscuit cake.
I have not tried this cake using eggs, so not sure.
I followed each n every step suggested by you n my yummy cake is prepared. Thank you.
Can i make chocolate sauce and pour it over this cake ?,will it make it too sweet?
Yes, you can do that. It will be sweet but if you are a chocolate lover, you will love it.
Hi!Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. Just one query, don't we need to sieve the powdered biscuits like always we sieve maida and baking soda before making batter.
Waiting for your reply
Glad you liked the recipe. You do not have to sieve it. Powder it finely and mix well.
Its super my son liked it verymuch
It was a yummy and delicious cake. We used bourbone instead of hide and seek and still taste was very yummy. It was so fluffy n yummy, it directly melts in our mouth. It was a yummy cake, and thank u for sharing ur recipe with us. Thanks
I had prepared this cake for my husband' birthday and no one knew it was of biscuits later when i disclosed it everyone were asking me recipe. It was nice soft and fluffly, turned out good in first attempt, hope to get variations sooner. thanks for your accurate recipes its a great hel.
What will happen if we use eno lemon flavoured instead of plain
Nothing will happen but you will have the lemon flavor. I feel it will not be good for this cake.
Can I steam cake in any vessel? As I am not having baking tin
Yes, you can steam in any aluminium vessel. You can steam even in cooker separators (which comes with the cooker)
Hello, this recipe is too good. I tried today using strawberry cream biscuits instead of hide n seen.it came out very well.one more thing .how many spoons of eno fruit salt shall i use?I used 2 spoons,Is it ok or do i reduce.
1 tsp is enough. I used only 5 gram packet of eno.
Hi.. I have been following your blog for some time now and I Thank you sincerely for all the great recipes. I tried above bread toast and it is a big hit with my children 🙂 Your another recipe which was a hit for me is Paneer Butter Masala. Iam not a great cook, but whatever recipes of yours I tried, they all turned out to be very tasty. Once again my sincere thanks to you. I am trying one more recipe, will post the result….
Instead of regular milk can we add dairy free soy milk or almond milk?
I have not experimented it, so not sure about it. But when you try, do leave your feedback here.
Hello mam…today I have made d cake on my mom's b'day & all my family members liked it & d credit goes to u…I made d cake in d oven n it was really very tasty n yummy.Thanks for d receipe
I made this cake today with parle G and oreos in microwave. It was really very soft and yummy, everyone loved it. Thank you Padhu Mam!
What is option for hide and sick biscuits? Can I use Marie biscuits instead of it?
Hello mam ur recipes are all awesome,for this recipe should not use cooker with weight valves, gasket and also water for cooking inside cooker
Time for microwave??
I have some left over punjabi cookies…Can I make with that?Will it be good?
Update:I tried with left over punjabi cookies that I had at home..It was very nice and yummy
Hiii this is good.. but what shud be the temp and timings approx fr the microwave.. also can we use chocochips and fondant with this? m v new.. ty fr the help!!!
You can use any biscuits similar to parle G.
Is this 1 pound or 2 pound cake
Hi, can I use eno fruit salt lemon flavour?
Then the cake will have lemon flavor.
I tried most of ur recipes. All are good..
This cake is awesome.. I tried today.. Really came well and taste also superrr..
wow so easy recipe..!
Can I prepare this cake in appam pan inatead of steaming..?
Hi!!! Thanks for this Easy and super quick recipe… don’t have eno so can we use baking soda. Pls reply I want to bake it today… thanks in advance
Yes, you can use baking soda.
hi i tried this cake using baking powder and baking soda a pinch on a pan but twice my cake turned out be a horrible experience…..for 1 hour also it did not become spongy and instead it burnt….please can u guide me where am i going wrong ….till preparation method , the mix looks very good , no sooner i do the baking process , it takes nearly an hour and gets burnt…am very depressed please help me ….should i put water inside the pan , instead of salt for baking the cake?
This is steamed cake. Follow the instruction as such, you will definitely succeed.