Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake

This is the first cake always comes into my mind everytime I think of steamed cake, chocolate steamed cake in particular - all time favorite!
It's been many times I made this cake and every bite always makes me go hhhmmmm... :)
So luscious, rich and moist, chocolaty, and soft, too
Another excellent point is, it's really easy to make! No mixer required -> my favorite! :)

I posted this cake before, when I made it for my sis' bday, you may view HERE
I realized I didn't write the recipe in that posting - only link up to the original recipe, so here it is....

Recipe is from Cooking Crave

What you need:

180g butter
200g caster sugar
200g evaporated milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
100g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp dark rhum
  1. Preheat steamer, wrap the cover with clean cloth and line + grease 8" round pan
  2. Mix caster sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla essence and butter in a saucepan
  3. Stir over low heat til sugar dissolves and butter melts
  4. Remove from heat, let cool
  5. Add in beaten eggs, stir well
  6. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and soda
  7. Pour egg mixture over the flour mixture and stir well (cake batter should be runny)
  8. Pour batter onto the pan, steam for 10 minutes on high heat, reduce the heat to low and steam for another 45 minutes

Chocolate fudge topping:

200g sweet condensed milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp corn / canola oil
20g cocoa powder - sifted
a pinch of salt
  1. Bring to boil sweet condensed milk, oil and cocoa til thicken
  2. Add in salt and vanilla
  3. Pour over cooled cake, keep refrigerated

* For me, I prefer to eat this cake warm. I will warm the refrigerated cake for 15 second before consuming
* This time I used low fat version for both evaporated milk and sweet condensed milk and it didn't change the texture nor taste of this cake



  1. Hi Alice, I love this steamed chocolate cake too. Very moist and chocolatey. The fudge is one of the best. Yum yum

    P/s Regarding your inquiry about the brown rice, I soak for 1 to 2 hours. Discard the water, add boiling hot water to the rice and steam for one hour. I don't eat plain cos it still taste a bit grainy. So usually I make rice salad or Jambalaya rice.

    1. thks Amelia :)
      thks too for the info about brown rice :)

  2. OMG! This is what I call an indulgent moment with chocolate! So tempting & decadently chocolatey! I'm totally melted!

  3. mmmmm şahane olmuş.ellerine sağlık. bana da gel.

  4. Alice, this moist choc cake looked so rich... it must be heaven!!!

  5. This is my favourite cake, like it better than the baked version.

  6. I love steam cakes, they are so much more moist than baked ones. This looks absolutely fabulous. Bookmarked to try. Thanks Alice!

  7. If you don't say, I wouldn't have thought that this is steamed cake! Thanks for visiting my blog recently & left so many messages there! I was so excited to see so many messages in 1 day, hahaha! This steamed choc cake looks very soft & moist!

    1. thks Jessie :)
      i love visiting ur blog, i tell u a fact: your blog is the only blog i managed to browse each and every single post, bookmarked those i'm keen to try!
      really! :P

  8. Alice,
    This is indeed a Hhmmmmm...chocolate cake.
    My boys will sapu all if I make this..:p

  9. gosh, this is really luscious ! i'm so afraid of eating this cake cos i might just couldnt stop eating it!

  10. Hahahahaha! U're right! This is undeniably one calorie laden cake
    Gotta be extra careful :)

  11. hi! do you know if i could use self raising flour and omit the baking powder and soda? thanks!

  12. Love the detail of your images, such depth and texture.
    Makes your taste buds go mad instantly :)

  13. You can never go wrong with a steamed-moist chocolate cake! Its chocolaty taste never fails to satisfy my taste buds. Last time I made a chocolate cake, I added a cup of coconut oil to my recipe. It’s a healthier version but it still tastes so good.

    1. hi Neva, using oil especially coconut oil definitely will be nice in taste as well as healthier
      should try that next time
      thks :)

  14. I would like to try this recipe as cupcakes, may I just ask if this recipe rises after steaming? I mean, should I put batter just 3/4 full on cupcake liners or should I put full?

    And steaming time would be reduced if I'll make cupcakes right? Around how many minutes should I steam?

    Pls help. Thanks in advance! :-)

    1. Hi Yan, sorry for the late reply
      10 minutes initial steaming should remains the same, followed by 30 minutes instead of 45 minutes
      it rises during steaming but not much, dun fill till full, 3/4 will do :)

  15. Hi Alice,

    Your cake looks heavenly tempting! I have never made any steamed cake before. Will definitely try this!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hello Kuan Yoon,
      thks for dropping by
      you should try this, it taste heavenly
      just forget about the calorie for a day okie LOL

  16. Hi Alice,
    Thanks for the recipe and I would like to try this out. May I know if there is any substitute for dark rum? Will it still taste nice if I did not add in this?

    1. Hello, yes, u may omit rum, u can replace with vanilla extract :)

    2. hi alice...if I substitute dark rhum with vanilla extract, do I need to put also 2tbsp of it in addition to the 1tsp that is required in the original recipe?

      thanks and regards...

    3. no Tristan, you can just stick to 1 tsp of vanilla extract :)



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