Sunday, 7 July 2013

Steamed Chocolate cake

It was totally a fun filled week with my friend being around here. I was enjoying taking her around the city for shopping & sight seeing. It was so much fun clicking pictures & also posing for. Currently all my friends here in Singapore have small babies & it becomes difficult to hang out like we used to do earlier. So this friends visit really brought back all those memories back.

While I was working with RBS Singapore my office was at Raffles place & my very good friend was working at P&G Novena. Our office used to be 5 mrt stops away & we used to make sure that we catch up for lunch at least once or twice a week. Since I was pretty new to Singapore then, she used to take me around the food court & suggest me to try some local food. After our lunch we used to  love to do some window shopping & then get back to work. Those were real good times & I miss them a lot:) Girls & window shopping are like best friends hehehehe..

Now coming back to today's post, I made this cake 2 weeks ago & this time I tried using this new brand of coco powder "van houten " Since Most readers had requested for no baked cakes, I thought will steam it for a change, which I don't do it often. The cake turned out perfect & since I had made steamed cake long time ago, I was just keeping my fingers crossed. Fortunately the cake was very delicious & the texture was so soft that it was just melting in the mouth. Since my hubby & I were so tempted to eat it fast, we dint wait for it to cool down. I over turned the cake while it was still warm & that's why the cake dint come out very clean from the pan. So please don't be impatient like us & repeat this mistake. wait for the cake to cool down completely before cutting.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1.5 Tspn baking powder
  • 2  eggs
  • 100 gms Butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • Some silver foil
  1. Grease 6-inch round baking pan.
  2. Stir together  flour, cocoa, baking powder in large bowl.
  3. Cream the butter &  sugar with a electric beater or hand whisk for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla & mix well for 2 minutes or until its creamy.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients, Mix the hot water & beat for another 1 minute, until everything is well mixed.
  6.  Pour batter into prepared pan, cover the top with silver foil & steam for 45 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean.
  7. Remove the Pan outside & let it cool completely before you cut & serve.
  1. Steamed chocolate cakes are very soft & moist so you need to cut them with really sharp knife. Be gentle & patient.
  2. They taste great & its good to eat them as it is.
  3. I have always steamed Banana cakes & had never tried steaming other cakes. But now I feel all cakes can be steamed & they will turn out good.


  1. Oops...Salt left out in directions?!

  2. we used to always steam cakes, prior to buying the oven... it never fails!! the cake looks so soft...

  3. Looks so moist, good one for those with oven and with oven to try out something different.

  4. Those were the days when I used to shop and walk around shopping complexes with friends. Now its on the quiet side because like you said, everyone have their own commitment, work, family, kids etc etc. Also, I have narrowed down my number of friends because its about quality and not quantity anymore.

    Similarly I can see the quality of this cake and guest what, I love the steaming side of it. I also realise that you can't go wrong with steaming cake because it will also turn out good. Trying out soon and to be enjoyed by my friends.

  5. The cake looks really moist dear.. Thanks for sharing.. I will try this out for sure :-)

  6. girls and window shopping ..bestest of friends.... soo true, and wow !!never thought steamed cakes wud turn out so gud. Perfectly moist..definitely need to try this version. thanks a bunch for sharing.

  7. cake looks so moist and soft..loved your steamed version

  8. they do sound like fun times I am in need of some good friend time having two wee ones :-) this cake looks so moist and good

  9. The cake looks wonderfully moist and delicious.

  10. Thank you for this. Couldn't Appreciate You enough for this recipe when my oven was broken. My humble suggestion Is to try it with a lil coffee to it. I brewed 1/2 tsp of expresso powder in the hot water mentioned in the recipe. Any chocolate cake's flavor is enhanced by coffee. Try it. Its scrumptious.


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