Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake:
180 gr Butter
60 gr Caster sugar
60 gr Light brown sugar
200 gr Full cream evaporated milk
½ tsp Vanilla extract
1 tbsp of Rum (optional)

2 eggs, slightly beaten with fork

100 gr All-purpose flour
50 gr cocoa powder
1 tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Baking soda

- Prepare a steamer.
- Put all (A) ingredients into a saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved and butter has melted. Remove from heat and allow to cold completely.
- Add beaten eggs into (A) and stir till well mix.
- Sift dry ingredients from (C) into a mixing bowl. Pour in batter mixture and whisk to combine.
- Pour batter into a greased and lined 8 inch square baking pan and cover the pan loosely with a piece of aluminium foil (to avoid the water drip to the cake while steaming).
- Place the pan into the steamer and steam over medium heat for about 45 minutes.
- Cool cake in pan before turning out for decoration.

Chocolate Ganache Topping :
200gr Dark chocolate
170gr Whipping cream
20 gr Butter

Heat up whipping cream until hot (but not boil) over double boiler method. Pour in the chocolate and stir until chocolate melt, then add in the butter. Stir till smooth and let it set or easily spreading.

To assemble the cake:
Slice the chocolate cake into 2 layers. Spread ganache on the layer cake and cream the whole and decorate as desire.

Baked this quite sometimes ago but no chance to post it yet.


  1. Hello DG...

    I'm drooling over here! Your cakes look so yummilicious!

  2. Hehehe thanks MamaFaMi for your nice comments. :) Yes this is very sinful yummy cake.

  3. very chocolaty,I like this cake,will try it one day
    Thanks for sharing with BREE^^

  4. Hi DG, your steamed chocolate cakes look so good. I like the toppings, Your post reminds me that it is long ago I made one.

  5. i would like to try this soon.... thank u..

  6. DG,
    This is so tempting!
    Super moist and sinfully delicious!
    Love to try this out someday!

  7. Is it ok if I substitute the cocoa powder for all purpose flour to make vanilla cake?

    1. Sorry for my late reply XinYing. Yes you can do that, you can substitute the cocoa powder to all purpose flour. Please reduce the sugar to 100 gr instead of 120 gr since there is no cocoa powder used. Happy Baking