Sunday, 19 July 2009

Steamed Chocolate Cake

This moist chocolate recipe was extracted from one of the websites:

185g butter
250g fine sugar
200ml evaporated milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
125g all-purpose 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 until sugar is 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 the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs mixture over the flour and stir till well mixed. (Batter should be runny).
4. Heat up the steamer.
5. Lined and grease a 9-inch baking pan
6. Pour the batter into prepared pan and place into the steamer. Cover the top of the pan loosely with a piece of aluminum foil.
7. Steam over medium heat for 45 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a skewer into the cake. If it comes out clean, it’s done. If not, steam for a further 5 minutes.
8. Cool the cake in pan before turning out for further decoration.



35g cocoa powder, sifted
1 cup evaporated milk
2 egg yolks (50g)
50g butter
175ml water
200g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
50gm corn flour, sift together with the cocoa powder
1 tsp Nescafe (instant coffee powder)

1. Mix all ingredients well (except the butter. stir over double boiler at low heat till thickened.
2. Add butter, turn off fire and stir till the butter melts.
3. Pour the warm fudge over the cake to coat evenly.
4. Chill the cake in the fridge before serving.


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