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Steamed Chocolate Cake (Cooker Cake)

Apr 01, 2013         5 comments.

STEAMED CHOCOLATE CAKE

I don’t think y’all noticed. But for the past three months, I have been posting a recipe that has “Chocolate” as the main ingredient on the first of every month! I began January with a Boston Cream Pie; February with a mega awesome multi layer Cakey Pudding Pie and March with the rich, buttery Chocolate Croissants. For April, I’m keeping up the tradition and bringing you this really simple steamed Chocolate cake!STEAMED CHOCOLATE CAKESteaming a cake batter produces much softer cakes than baking it! Would I lie to you? Of course not! The texture is softer than a pillow and just dissolves into the mouth! And there’s the added advantage of not pre-heating the oven, setting temperatures, monitoring the cake top, et al. Its much simpler to handle.

STEAMED CHOCOLATE CAKE

That is not to say that I hate baking now. O, no! I still love baking. And most times, I’d go for baking rather than steaming just because it produces a more authentic cake. But every now and then, I wouldn’t mind having flings with steamed cakes! 😉 Try out both versions and be the judge yourself!

STEAMED CHOCOLATE CAKE – THE RECIPE

If you have a steamer or a cooker, use that. Invert a pan with slightly elevated sides and flat bottom on the pan. Fill it with water upto 3/4th of the inverted pan

If not, you can create a steaming effect. (check out the recipe below to find out how)

Grease & line a cake pan.

To yogurt (curd), add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt & whisk extremely well for 1 minute until smooth

Set aside for 5 minutes. You’ll find lots of air bubbles on the yogurt.

Add oil, vanilla extract

Mix well.

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder

Mix well enough to incorporate flour mixture into wet mix.

Pour into prepared cake tin.

Place cake tin on the steamer.

Close with a lid. (I used a lid that went a bit inwards – hence, it came in contact with the batter & spoiled the final cake look)

Close the cooker / steamer lid.

Let it cook for 25-30 minutes or more depending upon amount of batter. Let it sit in the pan for 5-10 minutes.

De-mold the cake and let it cool completely before slicing.

You can decorate with any topping you like or eat it as is. I went for the simple melted chocolate.

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Steamed Chocolate Cake (Cooker Cake)


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 1, 8 inch cake 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Thick Curd (or yogurt or sour cream)
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Others

  • Parchment paper
  • A cooker / steamer / large pots
  • Water (if batter is too thick)

Decoration

  • Chocolate sauce, melted chocolate, whipped cream etc.

Instructions

Tip:

  1. If you have a steamer or a cooker, use that. Invert a pan with slightly elevated sides and flat bottom on the pan. Fill it with water upto 3/4th of the inverted pan
  2. If not, you can create a steaming effect. (check out the points below to find out how)

Method

  1. Grease & line a cake pan.
  2. To yogurt (curd), add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt & whisk extremely well for 1 minute until smooth
  3. Set aside for 5 minutes. You’ll find lots of air bubbles on the yogurt.
  4. Add oil, vanilla extract & Mix well.
  5. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder. Mix well enough to incorporate flour mixture into wet mix.
  6. Pour into prepared cake tin.
  7. Place cake tin on the steamer.
  8. Close the baking tin with a lid.
  9. Close the cooker / steamer lid.
  10. Let it cook for 25-30 minutes or more depending upon amount of batter. Best way to tell if cake is cooked is to insert a toothpick / dry spaghetti in the center. If it comes out clean without leaving wet batter, it is done.
  11. Let it sit in the pan for 5-10 minutes.
  12. De-mold the cake and let it cool completely before slicing.
  13. You can decorate with any topping you like or eat it as is. For a simple topping, melt chocolate & drizzle on top

Create a steamer

  1. Take a very large pan with high sides.
  2. Invert a round tin / vessel with flat round bottom (like a baking tin) on the pan.
  3. Fill water in the pan upto 3/4th of the inverted round tin. Bring it to a boil
  4. Then you can place your pan with cake batter ON the round tin’s base.
  5. Close the pan with cake batter with a lid. The water should NOT come in contact with the batter
  6. Close the large pan with a larger lid – thus creating a steaming effect.

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5 Comments on “Steamed Chocolate Cake (Cooker Cake)

  1. Thank you and thanks a lot. It was final warning to me at home not to try cake in pressure cooker if it again turned out to be a disaster. This time I did exactly with the measurement as shown by you. It was super delicious. Once again thank you 🙂

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