Friday, October 22, 2010

Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake

We cook and bake for a very simple reason...

Why do we spend so much time in the kitchen,
when we can buy ready made food?
We just want the best for our love ones...
Homemade food is always the best food!
It takes lots of effort, time and sometimes courage to come up with something in the kitchen!
Ooooo..Emotional me...
Full stop before I type more =P

my man had a bad day,
I wanted him to cheer up~
by making this cake as a surprise.

Planned to complete the cake before he's back,
but was not in time to decorate.
He was still happy when he saw my "ugly" cake =)
I had problems with my steamer,
It's actually just a wok with a stainless steel stand. 
I should get a proper steamer soon!

the cake was indeed mooooooist~
the taste reminds me of Sara Lee...!
I did not drizzle it with ganache,
as i think this cake is sinful and sweet enough on its own! HAHA..
And in less than 12 hours, more than half the cake is gone!

Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake

185g Unsalted Butter
180g Castor Sugar
210ml Evaporated Milk
2 Eggs  (lightly beaten)
110g Top/Cake Flour
45g Good Quality Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract/Essence

1. Heat up the steamer.
2. Lined and greased a 8 or 9 inch baking pan. (I used 7.5cm)
3. Combine castor sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla extract or essence and butter in a saucepan. 
Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved and butter has melted, off fire and leave to cool.
4. Add the beaten eggs into the evaporated milk mixture and mix well.
5. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
6. Pour the eggs mixture over the flour and stir well (cake batter should be runny).
7. Pour the batter into prepared pan, cover the top of the pan loosely with a piece of aluminuim foil.
8. Steam over medium heat for 45 mins.
9. Cool the cake in pan before turning out for further decoration. 

Recipe Source From : Blessed Homemaker


  1. That's really cute with the message on the cake.

  2. hi Coraine,

    it still looks good despite the imperfection =]. I've read that alot of bloggers have good comments on steamed chocolate cakes. they usually turn out very moist. Haven tried steaming cakes cos I don't have a proper steamer like you.

  3. Corraine, you are such a sweet wife! The cake looks delicious even you claimed about the imperfection.

  4. Zoe..HEHE..for the sake of brightening up his day!Thanks for your comment! =)

    Bakertan..Yeah its really moist, and it still tastes good after sitting in the fridge overnight~
    What kind of steamer are u using now?

    Jess..thanks yeah!! can see a dome in the middle of the cake.Will u wanna try it? HEHE...

  5. hey coraine,

    I still dun have a steamer yet. mine is just the wok. so can only steam fish and other stuff but not cakes and kuihs.

  6. Hello! =) Oh so its the same as mine,
    the problem with that is it's too small right, and cant steam lots of things..