Saturday, August 4, 2012

Steamed Chocolate Cake

It's been a while since I last made this steamed chocolate cake and have forgotten about it until my son recently requested for this cake to bring to school to share with his classmates.  It must have left an impression on him huh! It is a very simple cake to make so I agreed.

The result was very pleasing and taste really delicious. He came back with empty containers which meant his classmates loved this cake too:D

Here's the recipe, I halved it and convert the measurements to metric which I find is a lot easier than using cups:

120g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs lightly beaten
200g fine granulated sugar
187g butter, melted or you can use corn oil
200 ml evaporated milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1. First, combine sugar, milk, vanilla extract and butter in a saucepan and cook over low heat until sugar disolved and butter is melted.  Leave aside to cool to sightly.  Add the beaten eggs into the mixture, stirring as you pour. Mix well.

2. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl and pour the wet ingredients over the flour mixture and stir until well mixed.  The batter will be runny. Heat up the steamer now.

3. Pour the cake batter into a lined and greased 9" baking pan and place pan into the steamer.  Cover the top of the pan loosely with a piece of aluminium foil to prevent droplets from falling on the cake. Steam over medium heat fo 45 minutes or until cooked.

Cool the cake a little in the pan before turning out on the rack to cool the rest of the way before frosting.
Taken when just out of the fridge, hence the condensation on the top

Chocolate Ganache:

200g bittersweet chocolate chunks
1 cup heavy cream
30 g of butter

Bring cream and butter to a boil. Spread the chocolate chunks out in a bowl and pour the hot cream over it. Stir until the chocolates has melted and turned smooth then set it aside so it can chill down to room temperature while you wait for your cake to down.
Taken after a couple of hours, at the office... this piece was my breakfast:D

Moist and so chocolatey !
I am linking this post to Bizzy Bakes recipe box # 8 and Sweets for a Saturday # 80 hosted by Sweet As Sugar Cookies

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