Add the full packet of Archana’s Kitchen Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Mix into a large mixing bowl along oil/ butter and water and beat well for 2 minutes until smooth and fluffy.
If the batter is too thick, add 2 tablespoons of water and beat again until smooth.
Note: Brownie batter is a little more thick than cake batter.
Fold in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or chopped almonds into the batter for a crunchy taste (optional)
Grease an 8 inch round/square/rectangle cake pan with oil (or butter) and dust with flour.
Transfer the Fudgy Brownie Mix batter into the greased cake pan.
*Pressure Cooker Cake
Grease and dust a round 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.
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.
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.
Preheat the pressure cooker (covered) for 10 minutes on low to medium heat before placing the cake pan.
Once preheated, place the Brownie mix into the Pressure Cooker.
Cover the cooker without the weight/whistle and bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted inside comes out clean.
*OTG/ Oven Cake
Please Read this article on understanding oven temperatures. Each oven is different and will bake at a different temperature and timing.
Preheat Heat oven to 160 C/180 for 10 minutes – refer above table.
Grease and dust round 8 inch round/square/rectangular cake pan which will fit in your OTG/oven.
Use upper & lower heating option and use fan option if available
Place the Brownie Mix in the centre rack of the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out a little sticky/crumbly. Baking times differ from oven to oven and size of pan used.
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
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.
Grease and dust the round 8 inch round/square/rectangular cake pan or small size muffin pan which will fit in your microwave convection oven.
Preheat the Microwave convection oven for 10 minutes at 160 C
Place the pan with the Brownie Mix Batter into the oven. Baking times can vary between 7 to 30 minutes based on microwave oven model and size, so please keep a watch on the cake as it is baking in the oven
Monitor the cake while it is in the oven and bake until a knife inserted inside comes out clean.