I have started baking more often because my kids love it but before that the easiest way was to buy a cake from any bakery. Though baking is a messy affair especially when kids are involved but there is a tremendous joy they get in cracking an egg, sifting the flour and finally setting it in the baking tray. It is recently only that we did try steaming cupcake and we made milo cupcakes which were a big hit- steam milo cupcake recipe. I thought of trying a steamed chocolate cake without an oven which is moist and not mushy though the original recipe calls for steam function in an oven. So, I did this recipe both with and without an oven and results were equally good.
One ingredient which I have used for the first time while making a cake is evaporated milk and it does helps to make a cake moist.
Steamed chocolate cake
- Plain flour – 125gm
- Butter – 180gm
- Caster sugar – 200g
- Eggs – 2
- Cocoa powder – 50g ( I have used dark choco powder)
- Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
- Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
- Vanilla extract/essence – 1/2 tsp
- Full cream evaporated milk – 200g
I did this recipe with my kids which you can make out from my photos later.
- In a pan, add butter, sugar and vanilla extract, stir it until butter and sugar are dissolved.
- Add evaporated milk to butter and sugar mixture. Let it cool down before using the mixture.
- Lightly beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add it to the butter/sugar mixture.
- Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl.
- Pour this mixture into lined parchment sheet baking pan and tap few times to remove the bubbles.
- In a steamer or an open pan pour some water in the bottom.
- Steam it for 40-50 minutes checking in between with a skewer.
First 5-10 minutes on a high flame and then reduce it to a medium low heat. Don’t keep on opening the lid if making on a gas stove.
Here is your steamed moist chocolate cake.
You can top it with chocolate ganache as well but since my kids love to eat this way, so we just sprinkled the castor sugar and shaved chocolate on it.