Thursday, October 23, 2008

Steamed Soft Chocolate Cake


95g unsalted butter
110g sugar
2 egg
75g cake flour
1/2tsp baking powder
1/4tsp baking soda
30g cocoa powder (sifted)
80g evaporated milk
2 1/2tbsp Horlicks
1/4tsp vanilla essence
pinch of salt

1. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda together, set aside.
2. Mix evaporated milk, Horlicks and vanilla essence together, set aside.
3. Cream butter, salt and sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Slowly beat in egg until well combined.(If batter curdle add in some flour.)
5. Fold in flour, cocoa powder and milk mixture alternately until well combined.
6. Do not over mix.
7. Pour batter into a lined and greased 7" round tin.
8. Cover with aluminum foil.
9. Steam over high heat for 1 1/2hrs, if skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake then it done.
10. Let cake cool in the tin for 5mins before turning it out onto the wire rack.

Note : There will be some air holes on the surface of this cake, due to the used of baking soda.


Anonymous said...

Do you take order for your cake? If yes how much it is?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Anonymous,

May I know how to address you?

Yes, I do take order occasionally as I'm too busy with other chores. And I only take order from my friends and relatives.

Anonymous said...

is it possible not to ADD IN HORLICKS?? THANKSSS

Happy Flour said...

Hi Anonymous,

You can replace it with milo.

Latha said...

Can i don't use baking soda. add only the baking powder

Happy Flour said...

Hi Latha,

Sure, you can try using only baking powder.

Laura said...

Hey! i want to try these. ANd i wanted to know if i can add anything else. Like chocolate chips or nuts? WHat kind of nuts are preffered?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Laura,

You can add any nuts, chocolate rice is preferred. You can add chocolate chips, if you don't mind sticky melted chocolate chips which caused extra moisture in your cake.

Best Handmixer said...


Can I decorate this cake with fondant?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Best Handmixer,

Sorry for the late reply. Sure you can cover this cake with fondant.

Anonymous said...

What is the function of Horlicks/Milo in this recipe? Can it be replaced with more cocoa?