Monday, 13 May 2013

moist chocolate cake


so yesterday, after such a long long longggg time, i finally made a cake. note the word 'made'. not 'baked'. heheh. since we still haven't got an oven yet, i decided to try making steamed cakes.

my first try would definitely be a chocolate cake, since steamed moist chocolate cakes are such a hit and everybody loves them. and more importantly, my dear husband loves chocolate cakes. so, yeah.

and i used my brand new periuk kukus cap buaya to boot. haha. i was so excited. i bought it in rantau panjang while i was back in kelate last week. the steamer is of the perfect size; perfect size for me yes. not too big, and not too small. just nice. it's cute and it's mine. teeheee.

for this cake, i used this recipe. it's a simple recipe, with not too much ingredients. just my kind of recipe :)

moist chocolate cake (recipe from


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cups cooking oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water (warm)
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 cup cocoa powder (i used Van Houten)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
chocolate sauce
  • 100g cooking chocolate
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

how to:
  • sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda together. put aside. heat up the steamer.
  • beat eggs till bubbles form, and add sugar in. continue beating until fluffy.
  • using a spatula/wooden ladle, fold in the flour mixture, alternating with warm water. 
  • fold in vanilla, condensed milk, and cooking oil into the batter until well mixed.
  • grease/line baking tray and pour the batter into it. cover tray with aluminium foil to prevent condensed water from dripping into the cake.
  • steam for 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes.

chocolate sauce
  • mix chocolate and butter in a heat-proof bowl.
  • use double boiler method to melt the mixture, and mix well.

  • pour chocolate sauce over cake generously, and sprinkle chocolate chips VERY generously all over the cake.

the cake is not really moist without the chocolate sauce. i'm not sure if it's supposed to be so, or if it's just me. heheh. anyhow, the cake sure tasteS good and i think you should give it a try too!

baker at heart,

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