Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Steam Moist Chocolate Cake

The weather has been very warm, but it does not stop me
from baking chocolatery cake. Instead of baking it in
oven, this cake call for steaming. I guess steaming cake
will not be as 'heaty' as oven baked cake?
This cake was indeed moist and soft. It was recommended
to me by one of my baking friend, Yew Yen. Thank you
for sharing this great recipe :)

185g butter
250g fine sugar
200ml evaporated milk
2 eggs
125g plain 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 till sugar 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 flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda into a large bowl.
4. Add eggs mixture over the flour. Stir till well mixed.
(Batter should be runny).
5. Lined and greased a 9 inch baking tin
6. Pour batter into baking tin and place into a steamer.
7. Cover the top of tin with a piece of aluminum foil.
8. Steam over medium heat for 45 mins.
9. Cool the cake in pan before turning out.
Recipe by Anita Khaw


  1. How are you doing, Esther? How's your new home, new oven, new everything??? I love this fail-proof recipe too. We should all thank Anita for sharing this keeper :)

  2. Hi Yew Yen, I really love this recipe too.
    My friends tried it and most asking for
    recipe. I shall share it here with everyone :)
    Also must thank Anita here...Thank you..

  3. Esther, i want to try steam cake for a change also. More so after looking at yours. Steam cake can looks so good & deli too!
    What kind of steamer must i get? Or can i just use wok and cover?
    What about the sweetness of this cake? Can i replace evaporated milk to low fat milk?

  4. Hi Jessie, sorry for this late reply. I am using those 2 tiers steamer. You can use wok and cover problem with that. But do take note of the depth should be sufficient to sit the cake tin in. Do not reduce any more sugar. The sweetness is just right. As for evaporated milk, I suppose no harm replacing it with low fat milk. Maybe you would like to try out and let me know result? :)

  5. Will take note on the heating part since im using wok and cover, thanks for the tip.
    I did tried one recipe for my first steam cake, however, the top looks like huat kueh very huat lol!
    Will try this out for my next steam cake experiment.

  6. Wah..Huat kueh! I like..I always din get the 'Huat' for my kueh...haha....
    Happy baking...

  7. can i bake it ibn the oven instead of steaming? whats the outcome?thank you for ur amazing recipe!

  8. Hi danssmb, I have not try oven bake before. Maybe you would like to try half recipe and share with us the result?