This Moist Steamed Chocolate Cake is a no-bake cake with a super moist crumb, light texture, and chocolatey perfection. It’s excellent simply, but you can also top it with a chocolate ganache, like I did.
Everyone should be happy! You don’t need an oven to make a wonderful chocolate cake at home. This Moist Steamed Chocolate Cake is steamed to perfection, yet it is moist, light, and decadent with deep chocolate flavor.
The cake itself is also very easy to make and it is sufficient to mix the batter with a hand whisk. This dish requires no additional equipment; all you need is a steamer. If you don’t have a steamer, a big deep pan with a cover will suffice.
Steamed vs Baked Cakes
Although making cakes in the oven is typical in every family in the United States, it is not prevalent in Asia since not every home has an oven. Steaming is a typical method of cooking in Asia, particularly for creating traditional sweets like my Putu Ayu and Kue Lumpang Ijo. As a result, steaming seems to be an excellent option for anybody who does not have access to an oven or microwave.
There is no way the cake will dry out when cooked in a wet environment. The steaming method softens and moistens the chocolate cake more than any other baked item. The steamed cake also reduces the need for oils, making it a healthier alternative to a chocolate cake. Nevertheless, steaming may affect the texture and taste since it does not provide the same browned edges as baking. The components are also more pure in the steamed cakes.
Can You Bake The Cake in The Oven?
If you are not convinced to steam the cake, you can bake the cake in the oven. Bake the cake for 50 minutes at 355°F/180°C, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. You can also divide the batter into 2 pans and cut the baking time to 25-30 minutes. Please keep in mind that heating the cake produces softer and moister crumbs.
Pair The Cake with The Best Chocolate Ganache
Moist Steamed Chocolate Cake paired with chocolate ganache is pure double happiness. Chocolate ganache is a simple and fast dessert to create. It’s essentially a 1:1 blend of chocolate and warm cream. I also use a little amount of butter to make the ganache glossy. These should be combined until smooth, silky, and shining.
Use high-quality chocolate to produce the tastiest chocolate ganache. I personally love the pure acidic chocolate flavor, so I use 3:2 55% and 70% cocoa dark couverture chocolate. Other types of chocolate, such as milk chocolate and white chocolate, may also be used. If using white chocolate, reduce the cream to 2/3 cup because white chocolate is softer.
More Steamed Cake Recipes
Do you want more steamed cake recipes? I think you are gonna love these!
- Steamed Carrot Cake
- Putu Ayu (Pandan Coconut Steamed Cake)
- Steamed Chocolate Cream Cheese Layered Cake
- Steamed Black Glutinous Rice Cake
Can I steam a cake in a steamer?
You may still bake by using a steamer. However, there are a few differences which you should be aware of when you choose to steam instead of bake. Before you “bake” using steam, you should be aware of the following: 1 There will be no browning + less flavor.
Is it better to steam cake instead of baking?
It helps your cake stay moist
A steam oven helps you achieve this using a hot pressurised system that helps your cake cook evenly while retaining its moisture and flavour. This also implies that you may use less butter and oil in the cooking process, resulting in a delectable cake without all the fat.
How do you steam a perfect cake?
All you have to do is fill the bottom of the pan with water and bring it to a boil. Place the cake mix in the cake pan, then place the cake tin in the boiling water. Cover the pot and let the steam to do the rest of the job.
What do you use to steam a cake?
To steam a cake, you will need a bamboo steamer large enough to hold the cake pan, and a wok or similarly wide pan. When the cake cooks, the steamer must be covered so that heat covers the whole cake.