Tuesday 20 December 2022

Steamed Chocolate Milk Cake

I find steamed cake is the best baking method to preserve the original flavour of the cake ingredients as compare to oven baking. The latter's caramel aroma sometimes may mask the mild aroma of a mild flavour ingredient, like tea. On the other hand, steamed cake may be plain in aroma without the caramelised flavour. Cocoa powder helps to lend a stronger aroma to the plain steamed cake 😋

All ingredients in room temperature 
Using 57 to 59g eggs

2 egg whites 
Pinch of low sodium salt
30g fine sugar
20g raw sugar/fine sugar
2 egg yolks

65g top/cake flour
5g cocoa powder

50g low-fat chocolate milk
10g condensed milk/golden syrup
10g rice bran oil/mild flavour vegetable oil


1. Line a 135x45mm round pan with parchment paper. Set it aside.

2. Start to bring 130g of water in a 18cm sauce pan or a small pot to a boil in medium-low heat. Cover the pot with a glass lid with a steam vent.

3. Mix {C} ingredients in a small glass. Set aside.

4. In a clean and dry mixing bowl, beat egg white with salt, fine sugar and raw sugar till reaching firm peak. 

Mix in yolks and beat till reaching ribbon stage as {A}.

5. Sieve and mix in 1/3 of {B} using an electric hand mixer.

Pour and mix in 1/2 of {C} milk mixture from Step 3. Continue to mix in the remaining {B} and {C} in alternating sequence. End the mixing with {B}. Use a silicone spatula to do a final mixing into a smooth batter.
In the sequence of: 1/3 B → 1/2 C → 1/3 B → 1/2 C →1/3 B 

6. Pour the batter into one 135x45mm round pan lined with parchment paper prepared in Step 1.

7. Lower the pan into a pot of boiling water, and stand over a low steamer rack. Steam at medium-low heat for 5 minutes; lower to low heat and continue to steam for 15 minutes

Turn off the heating, without opening the lid, let the cake simmer for 5 minutes to gradually “cool down”.

8. Open the lid carefully to avoid the steam condensation from dripping to the cake surface. Drop the cake with pan over a cloth thrice. 
Let the cake cool down for 5 minutes before lifting out of the cake pan. 

Cut the cake after cooling down. Enjoy 😋

1 comment:

  1. Hi I tried your recipe today. My cake rose nicely at first, then it flattened when the heat was turned off. I used a electric steamer.please advise. Thanks


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