Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake

I just came online not for posting anything, but then just saw that my page has passed 100 hits!!! Wow!!! Alhamdulillah, that makes me feel really happy. Thank you all who have been visiting and dropping in comments, it is certainly encouraging for me as a new blogger. Today the climate is awesome in Dubai, with some nice drizzle, but then I am stuck at home, thanks to my little one’s bout of flu. Another thing about today is that I have completed my certification course related to my profession, that I have been longing for, for quite some time and I am kind of sure that I will come out in flying colors.


Let me dedicate this lovely cake to the great feeling of today. I had baked it while demonstrating the steaming of a cake in a cooker. I guess my picture doesn’t look that amazing, mainly because the lighting was poor, but this cake tasted lovely. I would suggest that everybody should try it!!! Recipe adapted from here . I have already posted a step by step process on how to steam a cake. If you want to know more about it, click here!


Seriously, I am yet to master a simple ganache. The whole process makes my knees beat. Maybe, slowly, I will gain some confidence to do it – hopefully soon!

 Updated this post with new pictures on May 7, 2016… 🙂 I can’t believe I did this post when the blog did 100 hits, after being on the bloggosphere for 13 days. Somehow tells me that I am supposed to be looking at numbers still… 🙂
 Old picture below…



Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake

Course Cakes
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda


  • 150 gm butter
  • 200 ml evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  • Combine the butter, evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla essence in a saucepan.
  • Cook on low flame till the butter is melted and sugar is well combined. Keep aside to cool.
  • Add the lightly beaten egg into the slightly cooled mixture and whisk till well combined.
  • Sift all the dry ingredients and add it to the egg mixture and whisk well till combined. The batter will neither be thick nor watery.
  • Heat your steamer for around 10 minutes.
  • Grease and dust your 8 inch cake pan well. Pour the cake batter into the pan and lower it down to your steamer.
  • Close the lid and cook on meduim-low flame for 30-40 minutes or till a cake tester/ toothpick comes out clean.
  • Leave it to cool for sometime in the pan, and then flip onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Slice and serve or have it with ganache.


If you wish to bake this cake, then bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean.



Join the Conversation

  1. Wow..cake in a steamer…again never heard or done that way…u hav very innovative recipes…shall try the steamer way….

    1. Thanks Niru. I learned this technique frm mom n till I got my oven a few months ago, I've always made my cakes this way. U can literally make any cake this way with gr8 results…

  2. I've never heard of making a cake in a steamer…interesting! Looks like it had great results!

    1. The results r always great Asiya…better than my oven!!! 🙂 Thank u so much 4 coming… 🙂

  3. Wnderful cake dear…im happy 2 follow u..u have a wnderful space dear..:)

    1. thank u sajina… i am very new here… so hope to stay on… 🙂

  4. yummy n chocolaty cake….

    1. yes, the cake was definitely very chocolaty… 🙂

  5. Wow luvly cake dear…looks so tempting.
    Happy to follow u, wud be glad if u can follow back.
    Have a wonderful day 🙂

    1. thank you for coming in and ur lovely comments!!! 🙂

  6. Baking a cake in steam is surely a lovely method for those who don't have an oven. Once I had tried in appey pan and it turned out awesome…nice to read about you and your kids..

    1. thank u srivalli for your kind words… 🙂

  7. Hi Rafeeda! thanks for visiting my space and leaving a comment. Cake looks yum and easy to make.

    1. Thank u swasthi… 🙂

  8. Yummy and tempting cake,lovely blog..happy to follow visit and join my space..
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

    1. Thank u shabbu…already following u… 🙂

  9. I've never steamed a cake, but I see here it renders a very moist outcome- yum!
    Rafeeda, I love the new look and name of your page- looks really professional and it is well spaced out. Maybe you should give me some tips 😉 Lovely job, friend.

    1. I really prefer steaming over baking, u r guaranteed a good result… Thank u, all I did was playing a lot on the layout!!! 🙂

  10. wow ,…..this looks sinful and so yum yummm. Wud love to grab a bite…..
    Drop in sometime

    1. thank u aathidhya… 🙂

    1. thank u dear… 🙂

  11. sound easy to make. I've never tried steamed cake before. Thanks for the idea! I'm following your blog. waiting for delicious recipes…..:)

    1. thank u amallia for coming by… 🙂

  12. Cake is looking moist n yummy….great pic upgrade.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nisa…

  13. Please confirm what is evaporated milk? Is it non-sweetened condensed milk? Do you have a brand that you used? Can i replace it with condensed milk and not add extra sugar?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hi Yeleena… you cannot substitute evaporated milk with condensed milk. It is a very caramel colored unsweetened milk which is slightly thicker and used for making tea. There are brands like Rainbow, Carnations, available in UAE. Not sure where you are based. I really don’t think that you would get the same texture with condensed milk… As per substitutes, for one cup evaporated milk, you can whisk 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup whipping cream together and use. Hope this works…

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