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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


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


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.


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


Sprinkle with chocolate semia

And enjoy


  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?

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

  3. Hi aarthi
    please post an egg less version

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. @Anonymouswill soon share a steamed vanilla cake recipe

  23. hi can i use cake flour?

  24. Hi Aarthi,

    Can I use blackforest cake recipe here?

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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

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

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

  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...

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

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

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

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

  38. @Anonymousyes u can, adjust the timing accordingly

  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.


  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.


  41. Should I cook in sim or full flame

  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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