Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Favourite Moist Chocolate Cake (No-bake)

Moist Chocolate Cake topped with dark chocolate fudge
Rich and luscious, moist yet fluffy; these are the words to describe my favourite chocolate cake. Not only mine, but my family's too. Best of all, the recipe is really simple and easy. It requires no baking, but is steamed instead. Therefore, it is also suitable for those who do not have an oven. And if you do not have a mixer, no worries. Just boil and stir. Too good to be true? Try it yourself and you shall see...

Recipe for Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup good quality cocoa powder
1 cup unsalted butter (250g)
¾ tsp instant coffee powder

3 large eggs (lightly beaten)
½ cup condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla extract (vanilla essence will do)
1 ¼ cup plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

Mix A together and cook over low fire until sugar is completely melted. Stir constantly to prevent burned bottom. Set aside to cool.
Mix A and B together until well-blended.
Sift C together and add into the mixed liquid mixture. Mix well until there are no lumps of flour to be seen.
Pour into a greased 8" (and lined) round pan and steam over high heat for 45 minutes to an hour. Check for doneness by inserting a skewer into center of cake.

Cool in pan for 5 mins. Remove from pan carefully and let cool completely on rack.
Serve plain or with chocolate fudge. Cake is also suitable for frosting.
*Recipe courtesy of my SIL.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A luscious looking cake! Delicious!



CUMI & CIKI said...

wow! steamed cake.. i cannot bake nor cook that well.. so this is amazing:D

squall said...

oh...look so so delicous~~

myCoffee said...

Hi Rosa and squall,
Thanks for the nice comment! :)

Hi cumi&ciki,
If you got the urge to make a delicious chocolate cake that requires no baking, you know which recipe to try! ;)

ling239 said...

i cant bake... so probably this is a good alternative! tks ~ ^_^

myCoffee said...

Hi ling,
Trust me, this recipe is really simple and easy. ;)

Shell (貝殼) said...

雞蛋糕is the only type of steam cake that i tried so far

AiDiSan said...

for someone like who doesn't have an oven but dying to produce a moist & eniticing chocolate cake for my kids, this one is worth giving a try.

thanks for sharing:)

myCoffee said...

Hi shell,
Well, technically nyonya kuehs are "steamed" cakes too... :)

Hi aidisan,
No problem. Good luck trying this recipe!

Anonymous said...

was the cake, sweet in your opinion? trying to gauge how much sugar i can reduce cos my kids do not have a sweet tooth.

thanks for your help!

myCoffee said...

Hi skinnymum,
The cake is sweet but in my opinion, just nice. Then again I used a good quality unsweetened cocoa powder with the addition of coffee powder which will in turn, make the chocolate flavour darker and richer. If you are still worried, try reducing a couple of spoonfuls.

Palidor said...

Mmm, that cake looks super moist and super delectable!

I've tagged you on my blog.

liz beh said...

Hi, Can I just ask if I need the cover the cake when it is steaming?? Wouldnt droplets of water drop on the cake giving it poke marks? Also.. will it be ok to open the lid to add more hot water to my wok? I have a very small wok.

myCoffee said...

Hi Liz Beh,
Yes, you have the keep the lid on. Each time you open the lid to check for done-ness or to add more water for the steaming, wipe the lid dry with a piece of cloth before closing the lid/cover. If you are really concerned about "pot marks", you can wrap the lid with a large piece of clean kitchen towel before covering. Hth!

Shake n Freeze said...

nice to make

linxinpei said...

A wonderful cake that tastes as good as it looks! Pity mine cracked in the centre, my maid told me that it's normal for steamed cakes though.
Really chocolatey and luscious. Even my mother, who's pretty fussy about a cake's texture and her diet actually went in amazement, "I didn't know steamed cake could taste that good!" She had two thick slices! Kudos to the sitemaster for providing such a great-tasting yet easy-to-make recipe and thank you!