23 October 2010

Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake

Tomorrow is my kids' school concert day and every year I'll try to bake something for their class teacher to thank them.

Last year was doggie cookies and princess told me that her teacher asked for doggie cookies again, lol. So, we went to the mini mart in our condo to get Horlicks powder. Too bad..... " Tak ada " Princess suggested chocolate cake as a substitute.

Well, it's chocolate cake then. :)

Princess will always do the writing and drawing, mommy doing the baking and prince doing the looking.

Princess said the cake tastes very very good. Many thanks to Aunty Yochana for her recipe.

Here's the recipe :

1 1/2 bar of butter ( 250g + 125g ) or corn oil
400g sugar ( 2 cups )
1 can evaporated milk ( 380g )
4 large eggs ( lightly beaten with a fork )
290g plain flour ( 2 cups )
1 cup cocoa powder 
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract or 11/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method :

Combine sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla, butter in a saucepan.
Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. 
Off fire and keep warm.

Add the beaten eggs into the slightly cold evaporated milk mixture and stir till well mixed.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
Then pour the eggs mixture over the flour and stir till well mixed. ( Cake batter should be runny )
Heat up the steamer and line and grease two 7" baking pan. ( This recipe can bake two 7" size cakes )
Pour batter into prepared pan, place on the steamer and cover the top of the pan loosely with a piece of aluminium foil.
Steam over high heat for 45 to 50 minutes. ( I used a double decker steamer where both the cakes can be steamed at the same time )

Cool cake in pan before turning out for further deco.

*** If using corn oil, just mix all ingredients up and stir till well blended.

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