Friday, February 13, 2009Y

Aunty Yochana's Steam Moist Chocolate Cake

did i mention that i'm not really a cake person? yes i may have attempted on the chiffon cake for a few times but i still prefer eating cookies and brownies over cake. but the moment i saw Aunty Yochana's Steam moist chocolate fudge cake recipe, i know i definitely gotta make this. one of the main reason is... its not a baked cake and hence no oven! =P




its pretty foolproof recipe i would say. just place the carnation milk, butter, sugar and vanilla essence into a pot and heat it till everything melts. i used cold butter and it took me slightly longer to combine everything.




so after cooling down the butter mixture, just gotta add into the already prepared flour mixture. definitely you can see the chocolate powder used right? this recipe requires a heavy amount of chocolate powder so...make sure you have that at home! so after combining everything, its time for a good steam...




when the cake was done, i was so shocked to see how black it actually was! it was not just brown or dark brown but rather...black! the chocolate aroma was pretty strong too and the cake itself was quite tender.



my poor attempt on cake designing. yea i know you definitely can't tell what it is but i am trying to make a tree with almond nibs. oh well. anyway somehow the fudge doesnt really stay well on the cake, it just keep on dripping so i guess maybe i cooked it a tad too watery. nonetheless it was really good and i think maybe this fudge should go with vanilla ice cream....hmm.....



the moment i'm done with the cake, i immediately cut out a slice and the moment it was in my mouth.... my god. i hate to say this but and please pardon the language...but IT WAS JUST SOOOOOOOOOO FU*KING GOOD!!!!!!!!!



good gracious!!! the cake is not just moist, its pretty light and the chocolate taste just flood over my brains!!! the previous fudge cake i made uses real chocolates but it didn't even hit such a spot!!! THIS IS DEFINITELY THE BEST CAKE I HAVE EVER MADE. it is so good... that i just have to do this... =X



luckily my mom wasn't around. but anyway even mom and all other friends who tried also said the cake was really good. no one could tell it was steamed and i will definitely make this for my niece birthday =D


Aunty Yochana's Steam moist chocolate cake

1 1/2 bar of butter (250 gm + 125 gm) OR Corn Oil **
2 cups of castor sugar
1 can of Evaporated Milk
4 Eggs,lightly beaten with a folk
2 cups of Plain flour ***
1 cup of Cocoa powder
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Vanilla Extract or 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence

*** this recipe can be halve easily

Combine castor sugar,Evaporated milk,vanilla extract or essence and 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 mix.
Sift the flour,cocoa powder,baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl then pour the eggs mixture over the flour and stir till well mix (cake batter should be runny).
Heat up the steamer.
Lined and greased a 9 inch baking pan or 2 9'inch sandwich pan.
Pour the batter into prepared pan and place the pans into the steamer and cover the top of the pan losely with a piece of aluminuim foil.
Steam over medium heat for 1 1/2 hour (45 mins for 1/2 recipe/ingredients).
Cold the cake in pan before turning out for further decoration.

Chocolate topping

1 can of Condence milk
1 tsp of Vanilla extract or 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
1/2 cup Corn oil
1/3 cup Cocoa powder,sifted
1/8 tsp Salt

1. Combine the sifted cocoa powder,condence milk and oil.

2. Stir over low heat till thicken (stirring all the time).

3. Add in salt and vanilla extract or essence.

4. Cold the chocolate topping a little before spreading on the cold cake.

p.s: i will be flying to Hong kong this sunday morning. its gonna be a week's long vacation and do watch out for the post bout the trip! meanwhile hope everyone had a good weekend and god bless! =D

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