Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake II

After I made the steamed moist chocolate cake and I love it a lot, I made another one again a week later to bring along during my weekly visiting to dear mum's place.

For this cake, I added chocolate chips but I added when the batter was still hot so the chocolate chips actually melted, so when cake was sliced, some parts were very moist cos of the melted chocolate chips but very chocolaty delicious.

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #25: Steaming Hot Cakes (Nov 2012), hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders.

For Cake :
Ingredients :
180 g butter
180 g caster sugar 
200 g full cream evaporated milk 
 2 eggs, slightly beaten with fork
100 g plain flour
50 g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or 1 tsp vanilla essense
1 tbsp of rum 

50g chocolate chips

Methods :
1. Combine caster sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla extract or essense, rum and butter in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted, turn off the fire and keep warm.
2. Add the beaten eggs into the slightly cold evaporated milk mixture and stir till well mix.
3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl, then pour the eggs mixture over the flour and stir till well mix (cake batter should be runny - mine is like the batter for brownie)
4. Heat up the steamer.
5. Lined and greased a 8" round baking pan.
6. Pour half of the batter into the lined pan and sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the batter and pour the remaining batter.
7 Place the pan into the steamer and cover the top of the pan loosely with a piece of aluminium foil.
8. Cover the steamer and steam over medium heat for 45 mins. (I steamed for nearly 55 mins, until skewer came out clean)
9. Cool the cake in pan before turning out for further decoration. 

For Frosting :
100g chocolate, chopped into small pieces
25g milk

Method :
1. Double boil the chocolate and milk until chocolate is melt.
2. Pour onto the cake and chill the cake.

* This amount of chocolate ganache is not sufficient to coat the whole cake, you need to increase the amount of chocolate if you want to frost the entire cake. 

Note :
** One of my department gal likes this cake a lot, she actually made one for her husband. She said she omitted rum as she has none at home, her comment is the cake is tasted so so much better if with rum.


  1. Mmmm... I can tell your chocolate cake is very moist and soft. Not sure still got time to make one before the deadline.

  2. Wish I could have a slice of yours. I prefer this steamed chocolate cake over baked ones... its alot more moist.

  3. Jess, that is a lovely moist chocolate cake. So far I haven't try steaming chocolate cakes. I will try your recipe very soon :)

  4. Jess, you did such a great job with this steamed choc cake. Besides the cake, I also like the 1st white base rosy fabric. Have been looking for this fabric for a while but still can't find the type like this. Will check on the website again next time! Can I use my pandan coconut chiffon to exchange with your choc cake?

  5. This cake is yummy and also my family all time favourite, heehee..

  6. Ann, this cake is really moist and soft, some more easy to make, do try it out :D.

  7. Mich, I used to dislike steamed cake thot will taste like huat kueh which not my cup of tea. This cake actually change my concept on steamed cake and now I begin to like to explore on steamed cake heeheehee...

  8. Phong Hong, do give this recipe a try, is really good!

  9. Thanks Jessie! I can get it for you from Spore, let me know how can I contact you? Of course I would love to trade with your pandan chiffon, that is my all-time favourite!

  10. I have steamed this moist chocolate cake (almost identical recipe) 5 times this month, I must say that it is absolutely delicious and I never get tired of eating it. Your idea of adding rum is a good idea, I should try adding rum the next time.

    I never added chocolate ganache on top of the cake, too lazy and weight-conscious :)

  11. i can see the part where i believed the choc chips has melted..irresistible!

  12. I have so long did not try this good recipe again, good recipe deserved for us to ry many times!

  13. Really moist cake. This steamed cake is very popular among blogger friends.

  14. Jess,
    This steam chocolate cake is indeed moist and chocolaty. I would love to have a piece please!!:p
    i see in your first picture there is red swirl on top of your chocolate ganache. Is that strawberry sauce??

  15. i love love love this cake too!

  16. Miss B, I have not tried without putting the rum cos according to my colleague who tried both said with rum tasted so much better. And I have to be weight-conscious too but hor, haiz... eat more important hahaha...

  17. Yes Sonia, I totally agree with you, that's why I always repeat same recipes, those with slight changes then I will post up for reference.

  18. Yes Vivian, it is so good that totally change my concept on steamed cakes.

  19. Mui Mui, the red swirl is actually melted strawberry chocolate, shd be pink color but dunno why looks like red lol.

  20. Alice, I think hardly people will dislike this cake unless she/he is not fancy on chocolate or cake.

  21. Jess~~
    ya~~ looks so moistly....
    love it!!

  22. Hi, can i know what milk you used for the frosting?

  23. Hi anonymous, are you referring to the chocolate glazing for this steamed moist cake? I used UHT milk.

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  25. hi...thanks for the great recipe...will try this...
    but u didn't mention where to add the rum???


    1. Hi Octavia, I amended the recipe, should add the rum during step 1.


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