Monday, November 9, 2009

Steamed Chocolate Cake

I finally get to try the steamed chocolate cake recipe for the first time and its moist and goes extremely well with the chocolate ganache. The recipe taken from Cuisine Asia shared by Anita Khaw. You could use some really nice chocolates for a better result. I used the Van Houten cocoa powder(you can find it at most grocery stores) for the cake.

Ingredients: (Makes one 9" round cake)

185g butter
180g fine sugar
200ml evaporated milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
125g all-purpose flour
70g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla essence


1. Combine sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla essence and butter in a saucepan.
Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter has melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add the beaten eggs into the slightly cooled mixture and stir till well mixed.
3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs mixture over the flour and stir till well mixed. (Batter should be runny).
4. Heat up the steamer.
5. Lined and grease a 9-inch baking pan
6. Pour the batter into prepared pan and place into the steamer. Cover the top of the pan loosely with a piece of aluminum foil.
7. Steam over medium heat for 45 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a skewer into the cake. If it comes out clean, it’s done.
8. Cool the cake in pan before turning out for further decoration.