Jun 9, 2015

Steamed Chocolate Cake Recipe



Steamed Chocolate Cake , one of my most requested recipe and i wanted to bake it, hmm rather steam it for quite a long time..Finally i tried it yesterday and it turned out great..

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This cake turned out so soft and yummy, you will never believe that it is made in a steamer..Plus for those who dont own a oven, you can try this yummy steamed cake.


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins to 50 mins
Serves : 5 to 6 slices
Recipe Source : Cornercafe

Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3/4 cup / 90 grams
Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 grams
Baking Soda / Cooking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Egg - 1
Oil - 1/4 cup / 60 ml
Cocoa Powder - 2 tblspn
Milk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
Chocolate Fudge Icing - 1 batch (recipe here)
Chocolate Semia as needed for decorating

Method:

Take sugar, oil, milk, vanilla,egg in a bowl and mix well.

Take flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder in  a bowl and mix well.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and give a good mix.

Pour this into the prepared pan cover it lightly with a oiled foil, the oil side should be down .

Place it in a steamer and Steam this for 40 to 45 mins, insert a toothpick to see whether it is done or not. If it comes clean then it is done. Let it cool for 15 to 30 mins.

Now run a knife around the sides, invert it to a cake plate. 

Peel off the parchment. Pour the icing over it and sprinkle with chocolate semia.

Serve.

Pictorial:
take all your ingredients


Line the bottom of the baking pan with parchment
and oil the tin completely


Now take sugar in a bowl


add in oil


add in milk


add in egg


add in vanilla


mix well and set aside


Take flour in a bowl


add in cocoa powder


Add in baking soda and baking powder


mix well


now it is all mixed


pour the wet mix in


mix well


fold gently


batter done


Pour this in the tin


oil the foil paper lightly


cover it very lightly, done wrap it tight..You just dont
want the steam water to fall on the cake


heat a steamer


place tin over it


cover and steam cook


Now the cake is baked, this is why you have to oil the foil
before covering the cake, i forgot to oil the foil so my
cake top layer got stuck on the foil.


invert it to a plate


peel off the parchment


Now time to frost the cake..


I made a batch of my chocolate fudge icing


Pour it over the cake


spread it lightly using a spoon


Yum


Sprinkle with chocolate semia


And enjoy





50 comments:

  1. Hi Aarthi,
    The cakes looks really lovely. I would like to know if we can use wheat flour instead of maida. What kind of ?steamer are using for steaming the cake. Can we steam it in regular idli cooker?

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  2. Can I use the same recipe & bake in oven?

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  3. Hi aarthi
    please post an egg less version

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  4. V hv to Steam it fr how much tym?

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  5. V HV to steam it fr how much tym ?

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  6. Looks good. I have baked cakes with oil and butter. Notice that those with oil tend to be hard when you refrigerate it and defrosting it doesn't revert it to the original texture. Butter cakes defrost faster and get back to original texture.

    What is your experience? Thanks.

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  7. Hi, Can this be baked in a regular OTG? If yes then at what temperature and for how long?

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  8. dear arts,
    urrently dont have foil in hand. Wat can i do instead?

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  9. Hi aarthi, made this tdy....very easy, fast n tasty cake. Thanks yar

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  10. Hi Aarthi.... ur simply great.....

    I keep checkin ur blog every half an hour....

    for 1 day u post so many recipies.... ur simply awesome.....

    ppl at ur home are really lucky to taste these foods daily.....

    I was really happy after seeing this post as i was waiting for such cake...

    Regarding this recipie.. can u post any other flavoured steam cake... My hubby doesnt like chocalate flavour....

    And i hav a doubt on the softness and sponginess of the cake... is it same as the normal one?

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  11. @Kshama Bhandariit depends, it may take anywhere from 35 to 50 mins. It is mentioned in the written recipe

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  12. @Anonymousi found that cakes with oil tends to be more soft and moist

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  13. @Anonymousi haven't tried baking this. So not sure about baking

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  14. @aarthi dhanrajcover it with a plastic wrap or parchment paper

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  15. @Komathi GIt stays soft and moist like normal cakes

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  16. @AnonymousI am not sure about baking this cake. this recipe is meant for steaming

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  17. Can i use curd unstead of egg? And if yes how much

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  18. @seemantineei am not sure, but you can try using it. Just let me know how it turns out

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  19. Nice. Thanks to all receips..
    shall I use normal idly steamer with water..
    Padma

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  20. Nice. Thanks to all receips..
    shall I use normal idly steamer with water..
    Padma

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  21. Can I make eggless vanilla cake in steamer??

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  22. @Anonymouswill soon share a steamed vanilla cake recipe

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  23. hi can i use cake flour?

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  24. Hi Aarthi,

    Can I use blackforest cake recipe here?

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  25. @Anonymousnot sure about that ..haven't tried so far

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  26. hi....
    I tried this cake twice but it turned out soggy
    what's wrong??

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  27. @Anonymousmay be some issues with measurements. Or the cake is not steamed enough..Steam more time

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  28. I tried it yesterday. Steam for 45 mins. But it wasnt cooked. I will try it again today, for maybe 2 hours of steaming.

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  29. @Karmillait doesn't need that much steaming time. I think these is some issues with measurements

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  30. Thanks for the recipe. It helped me a lot as I don't have oven and really wanted to bake a good cake. I might have done some small mistakes and my measurements were also not so accurate but still my cake turned very well and tasty

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  31. I have not baking pan...so how did I using?

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  32. @vishali mu can use any stainless steel pan just like it with foil and grease it well

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  33. Hi ,

    I tried this cake recipe , for the first time trying out any cake recipe and it turned out awesome and the credit goes to you .the cake was so soft and was yummy.KUDOS TO YOU ..you inspire others to cook...

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  34. Hi, can I steam the cake in a cooker too?
    Thanks
    Akshata

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  35. Do I have to put water in the steamer?

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  36. @Akshata Rameshu can steam in cooker. but dont put whistle

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  37. Hi. Can I double this recipe for a bigger cake?

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  38. @Anonymousyes u can, adjust the timing accordingly

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  39. Hi Aarthi,
    Thank u so much for such an awesome cake.
    I made it on my 5th anniversary on 19 feb, it was my first attempt n it really came out grt.
    My husband loved it.

    Thanks,
    Deepti

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  40. Hi Aarthi,
    Thank u so much for such an awesome cake.
    I made it on my 5th anniversary on 19 feb, it was my first attempt n it really came out grt.
    My husband loved it.

    Thanks,
    Deepti

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  41. Should I cook in sim or full flame

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  42. Hi Aarthi, I have been following your recipes the baby section for quite some time.never once i wrote how well they came out.all your recipes have helped me a lot And special mention of the aabove chocolate cake.it came out wonderful so soft and well cooked.I m trying for the first time and steamed it in a pressure cooker without whistle for 40 mins.it came out perfect.everyone at home enjoyed.thank you.

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  43. Mam,I tried this recipe,but it was a disaster. I just did as per you mentioned. It hasn't cooked well.It was not spongy at all.I don't know where the mistake happened. Can you help me mam.

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    1. If it didn't cook well, just steam it for longer time

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