Monday, 6 February 2012

Steamed chocolate cake

I bought a new steamer last month as my current steamer is too small to steam a cake. So, in order to try the new steamer, I had decided to make a chocolate cake using the steaming method. Had always wanted to try out this method, and I assumed that the cake should be more moist than the baked ones.

I googled for a steamed chocolate cake recipe and landed on this entry. Made this cake and brought it to my mum's place to share. Overall, I found the ingredients to be easy to find, and the recipe is easy to follow.

Cake was done in no time! As such, I will use this recipe again in future if I needed a cake but don't have much time to make one. Cake came out good, but not as moist as what was expected (could it be that I over cooked it?). I do love the flavor though.

Here's the recipe, credit to http://recipesforkeeps.blogspot.comI did make slight changes to the original recipe.

Ingredients - for the cake:
1 3/4 cup cake flour*
3/4 cup cocoa powder*
1 tsp baking powder*
1 tsp baking soda*
1 cup caster sugar 
1 cup vegetable oil
200 ml of evaporated milk
3 eggs (beaten)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of boiling water

  1. Sift items marked with * and add in the caster sugar. Combine well with a wooden spoon. 
  2. Pour in the oil, followed by milk, eggs, vanilla extract and boiling water, making sure to stir the batter well after each addition.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased baking tray and steam on a medium heat for about 45 minutes.

Ingredients - for the chocolate topping:
150 g of cooking chocolate
50 g butter
2 tbsp of cocoa powder
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
2 tbsp icing sugar
100 ml of evaporated milk

  1. Melt the chocolate and butter using a double boiler.
  2. Then, add in the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Pour the melted topping on the cake and decorate.