Friday, January 8, 2010

Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake

Last month was hubby's birthday and since sweet buttercream is not something he drool over.  I decided to make him something close to his heart; a cake make with chocolate.  

I came across this Steamed Moist Chocolate recipe some years ago when I first started serving the Internet for recipes.  I Immediately took down the recipe when I found out that this cake is steamed and not baked.  Although steam cake lack appealing in looks but it certainly make up for taste.  In the past I had tried steaming butter cake and it turn out to be delicious.   

Without any reservations on the cooking method, I proceeded to work on the cake.  Though this cake may not be as appealing in looks as other cakes that I have made but it certainly is delicious and hubby can vouch for it. 


150g unsalted butter
170g fine sugar
200ml evaporated milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
125g plain flour
70g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1.  Fill steamer with enough water and bring to boil.
2.  Combine sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla essence and butter and cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter has melted. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
3.  Stir in beaten eggs.
4.  Place sifted flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
5.  Stir egg mixture into flour and mix well.
6.  Pour mixture into a greased 8 inch round baking pan and loosely cover pan with a piece of aluminum foil.

7.  Steam over medium heat for 45 minutes.
8.  Check if cake is cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre of the cake. If skewer comes out clean, it’s cooked. If not, steam for a further 5 minutes.
9.  Cool cake in pan before turning out for frosting.

Chocolate Fudge
35g cocoa powder, sifted
50gm corn flour, sifted
1 cup evaporated milk
2 egg yolks
175ml water
120g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g unsalted butter

1. Place all ingredients (except the butter) in a bowl and cook over a pan of boiling water until mixture thicken.
2. Remove fudge from heat and stir in butter.
3.  Leave fudge to cool slightly before pouring over cake.

4. Chill the cake in the fridge before serving.


tracieMoo said...

looks fab! I'm such a chocoholic :D

Little Corner of Mine said...

I saw this recipe few years back too at one of the forums and copied it down as well. At least now you have tried it, I still haven't tried it yet. It is really years ago....

The Cooking Ninja said...

oooh...that birthday cake is drooling good and I like the idea of steaming. I'm going to try it out. :) Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Anonymous said...

Hi. How is the fudge compared to ganache? I haven't tried fudge before.


The Caked Crusader said...

Fascinating recipe! Cakes looke great - I love the glossy chocolate covering

bento pet said...

Hi! Haven't been browsing for a while. Went through your older posts and am quite fascinated at how much more you can do! Congrats!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Made this yesterday but with milk instead. Turned out as good as baked ones. :) It's dense and moist in a different way. I did a simple icing.

Ling's Passion said...

tracieMoo : This cake tasted better than it look. Give it a try.

Little Corner : I am equally as guilty when it comes to collecting recipe. Only try them much much later.

Cooking Ninja : Wah...you surely work fast. Glad you like the cake.

Anonymous : I don't really know the different between ganache and fudge. :-(

Caked Crusader : I love the chocolate coating too. I dipped my fingers into the fudge a couple of times before coating the cake.

Ling's Passion said...

Bento Pet : Hi, good to "see" you around.