Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Steamed Chocolate Cake II

The kids are having their school holidays this week and Nephew D and T came to my place today so I made this steamed chocolate cake for them. I've always wanted to try this recipe with milk but just didn't have the courage to do so as I'm afraid of failures. I do not usually stock up on evaporated milk but after seeing The Little Teochew's modified recipe, I decided to use milk too.

End result is not much different from using evaporated milk ;-)

For the frosting, instead of melting chocolate in my previous attempt, I added 2 tablespoon of Nutella spread to the whipped cream. Taste yummy too!

185g corn/sunflower oil
180g castor sugar (you may use up to 230g)
200ml fresh/UHT milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
110g cake flour (you may use plain flour)
45g good quality unsweetened cocoa powder (you may use up to 60g cocoa powder)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda


  1. Heat up the steamer.
  2. Lined and greased a 8 or 9 inch baking pan.
  3. Combine castor sugar, milk, oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Stir till well mix.
  4. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Pour the eggs mixture over the flour and stir till well mix (cake batter should be runny).
  6. Pour the batter into prepared pan, cover the top of the pan losely with a piece of aluminuim foil.
  7. Steam over medium heat for 40 - 45 mins.
  8. Cool the cake in pan before turning out for further decoration.


Anonymous said...

Dear old pal, Tried this one and did it in small cupcake sizes. Taste really good even w/o all the cream! Yummy!! Wanted to try the choc coating that u did, but din find the detail how u did it. Will do the choc. steam cake again tmr.

Blessed Homemaker said...

MH, it is here.


Simonne said...

Hi BH,
Wanna ask u, would it be difficult to mix the milk (UHT), canola oi and sugar without heating them? Just whisking them will do ?