Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Super Moist Steamed Chocolate Cake

My friend Nor posted a picture of this chocolate cake on FB and it look so moist and chocolaty and I just have to get her to share the recipe with us. I made this cake right away and it was so good. I shared this cake with a few friends and the just raved about it. Some even wanted to place order on it from me and might just take up on that. By the way this cake is steam and not bakes so you don’t need an oven to make a proper cake. Please don't mind the ugly frosting as I suck at doing it :(  By the way Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Why not make one for your love ones.


200 gram flour
100 gram cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 eggs
200 gram sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup condensed milk
1 cup hot water

Chocolate Ganache Topping:

200 ml whipping cream
350 gram dark chocolate – chopped
1 tbsp butter

1. Prepared a steamer. Line and greased an 8” round baking pan. Sieve flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set it aside.
2. In a mixer beat eggs,, vanilla, sugar and condensed milk over high speed. Beat for 5 minutes or until light in color. Slow down the mixer and add in the oil. Mix well.
3. Add in the flour mixture and mix until combined. Lastly add in the hot water. Mix well.
4. Pour batter into the baking pan, cover the top loosely with aluminum foil and steam it for an hour. Insert a toothpick to the center of the cake and it should come out clean, if not steam for another 5-10 minutes.
5. Remove from steamer and let it cool down completely.
6. To prepare the ganache, place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized heatproof bowl. Set aside. Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. (You can also heat the cream and butter in the microwave.) Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand, without stirring, for a few minutes.
7. Stir gently (as you do not want to incorporate air into the ganache) with a spoon or whisk until smooth. At this stage you can pour the ganache over cool cake. (I prefer thicker ganache so I let it cool down for 15 minute before spreading it all over the cake)


  1. Im usually a silent reader to your blog but today I am usually not silent anymore because your cake is so lovely and beautifully decorated!! (No...I really think you did a good job on that frosting). Yep, I can see that the texture is very moist and with that chocolate all over the cake...I bet this is super heavenly DELICIOUS!!

  2. This cake looks fantastic, so moist.. yummy!

  3. nampak sedap sangat gert...
    i pun baru buat kek kukus utk anak bujang i baru2 ni kat kg MIL.. sbb kat rumah MIL takde oven.. hehe..

  4. i echo what the rest said! this is apparently so moist! if i were there, i will not hesitate to ask for more

  5. Drooling over it ... yum yum

  6. I love your steamed cake. Looks so moist. Happy Valentines Day.

  7. This cake looks amazing, definitely going to give it a try! I'm wondering if there is a replacement for the condensed milk, I'll have to experiment. Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. How nice of your friend to share, Gert and for you to share this lovely cake with us. It looks delicious and so light and fluffy. I must learn about steaming cakes:) Thank you so much for sharing...

    Stay warm Gert, it looks like we are in for another snow storm...

  9. This look fantastic! And you did a good job in the frosting la. Not ugly at all !

  10. WOW...This steamed chocolate cake looks so good. Love the frosting :)

  11. Your frosting look very nice ler!must bookmark and try out ASAP,hehehe..

  12. Gert, you baked and decorated a gorgeous cake! Beautiful!

  13. Wow, this looks sooooo inviting! Forget about the calories and just indulge!

  14. looks moist indeed.... Must try this out and your frosting is nice too. I like a thicker ganache too :)

  15. Anonymous9:01 PM

    The moment I saw this cake I knew I just had to bake it. It was a coincidence that a friend's b'day was over the weekend. It was easy enuf and delicious, a one-pan cake but the ganache would involve a bit more washing up.:)
    will bake again for future birthdays!-ashley

  16. I'm interested to try out this recipe. Can I check if I'll get the same cake texture if I reduce the sugar quantity (use only 100-150gm sugar) and did not add in baking soda (replace with 2tsp baking powder)?

    Thanks in advance. Hope to hear from you soon :)

  17. I loved to try the cake recipe. Can I check if I will get the same cake texture if I reduce the sugar quantity to 150gm and replace the baking soda to baking powder?

  18. Wei, fishing for compliment ah?... Lol!!!! That cake is decorated very nicely, neat and looks very classy ok. Can make for us one very soon:))

  19. Lindo y deliciosos cake preciosa decoraciĆ²n,abrazos.

  20. Gertude, what brand of cake flour do you use? This looks like to die for.

  21. interesting! it looks moist...thanks for sharing

  22. Hi, your recipe is delicious. I've successfully baked one of this oh-so-yummy chocolate cake.

    i'm thinking to make cupcake out of this recipe, how long should i steam it? thanks a lot

  23. Anonymous9:04 AM

    Lovely recipe n so easy to make! Got it right the first time. Thank you!

  24. Can I bake instead of steaming, with the given recipe. Thank you.

  25. Anonymous1:27 PM

    What is the vanilla extract used for? I saw it in the ingredient list but not in the processing steps..

  26. I just made this cake and it is very moist and delicious even w/o the ganache.
    However, I do have a couple of suggestion to make:
    1. The aluminum that's lightly placed over the batter needs a light spray of oil so it won't stick to the cake.
    2. The sides of the cake pan need to be greased and floured, or, coated with a flour/oil spray so the steamed cake can be easily removed.
    3. I used a 9" pan, not an 8" one as suggested, and there was still left-over batter.
    Perhaps, a 10" pan would be more appropriate. I will try a 10" next time and let you know how that turns out.

  27. Dear Anonymous,

    To answer your question, What is the vanila extract used for:
    Look in step 2 of the instructions.


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