Steamed Chocolate Cake

I’ve seen this from other food/recipe bloggers before and I was amazed.. moist and soft chocolate cake without using an! How I wish that I knew this way, way back..*sigh*.

This cake is really easy to make (of course it is or I would not have bothered) and expect a delicious cake at the end, you may use your favorite frosting to serve or simply dust it with powdered sugar on top or turn it into a beautifully decorated 2-layer cake, your call. I just want it simply with a fudge frosting..

I have a can of dulce de leche that is beginning to crystallized, I heated it up with some grated chocolate and just poured it on top of chocolate cake..yum!

Steamed Chocolate Cake: The Making 🙂


melt butter in a pan, add oil, sugar and stir until melted; add beaten eggs


add in flour mixture and mix well ( sorry for the blurry pic)


pour into a lined and greased pan, cover loosely with foil and steam


Meanwhile make the frosting…


..after about 45 min.. yay! cake’s done


invert into a wire rack to cool


pour in frosting once the cake has completely cooled.  Enjoy! Have a great weekend!! 🙂

Steamed Chocolate Cake
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A light and airy chocolate cake you can make without using an oven. Serve it plain or with your favorite frosting.
Recipe type: Baking, Dessert, Cake
Serves: Makes an 8" or 9" cake
  • ½ stick of butter
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup of fine sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup of Plain flour
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¾tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 can dulce de leche
  • 4 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, grated
  1. Line and grease a 8 or 9 inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan, add oil, evaporated milk and sugar; stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Take off fire and slightly cool, add the beaten eggs and stir until well mixed.
  3. Heat up the steamer.
  4. Sift the flour,cocoa powder,baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bow.l
  5. Fold flour mixture into the egg mixture (or the other way around, it doesn't make any difference) mix well until there are no more lumps.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and place into the steamer and cover the top of the pan loosely with a piece of aluminium foil.
  7. Steam over medium heat for 45 mins. Cool the cake for about 10 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack.
  8. Completely cool before adding your favorite frosting
  9. Heat dulce de leche and chocolate in a double boiler or a heavy bottomed pan over low heat; when chocolate is completely melted, stir well and let cool before using.
The dulce de leche frosting is a bit runny and heavy at the same time like a soft fudge and forms a crust on top; not good for piping or decorations.

Thanks for dropping by..GOD Bless! 🙂 ♥

3 Responses to "Steamed Chocolate Cake"

  1. Jeannie   March 10, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Yes, I have steamed this cake so many times before and they were a hit with the boys! Your ganache sounds good and so simple!

  2. cusinera   March 10, 2012 at 3:50 am

    you definitely sold me at moist and delicious =) foodie minds do think alike…i’ve been reading about this steamed cake but never attempted to make one, you convince to make some 😉

  3. MaryMoh   March 10, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Wow….that looks very moist. I always love steamed cakes. It has it’s fine, nice texture. Would love to try one day. Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you a have wonderful weekend.


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