Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Super moist chocolate cake!

do not be deceived by how it looks ~ it's not dense nor fudgy like it looks!

This is an absolutely wonderful, moist, dark and rich chocolate cake! My kind of chocolate cake! ^^

I wish I have nicer pics to share, so you'd be convinced of the worthiness of this cake.. but as usual my skills are totally lacking and I'm afraid I've done a great injustice to this recipe ^^||.. Still, I hope you'd give this recipe a chance anyways.. it's really good and it's not dense as it looks in the pix!

Just so you know, I've always been finicky when it comes to chocolate cakes.. but this one, you just have to make it to believe it. In case you're still not convinced, this recipe uses BUTTER! Lots!!! ^^ ^^ ^^

Steamed super moist chocolate cake (recipe by Agnes Chang "Let's eat!", shared by my good friend, Bee Hong)
~ bake in an 8" square tin
220g sugar (it's perfect for me at 180g ^^) 
250ml milk
1 tsp instant coffee
250g unsalted butter (now we're talking! ^^ ^^ ^^)
3 eggs
135g plain flour
60g cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

1. Place sugar, milk and instant coffee in a saucepan and heat till sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Add butter and stir till melted. Leave to cool.

2. Fold in eggs one at a time into the cooled milk mixture.

3. Sift flours and cocoa powder together and mix into the egg mixture.

4. Pour into greased and lined 8" square baking tin and steam for 40 minutes on medium heat. That's the original recipe. But you can also do this ~ Bake in a preheated oven of 170C for 40-45 minutes, or till skewer comes out clean. ^^

Ok, you know me, I took the easy way and baked this in the oven ^^.. and it still turned out super-moist and heavenly! Lest you think this is a fluke (that's what I thought!), let me assure you, it is not! I've baked this twice, and it's just as gorgeous!

You can jazz it up and serve with a luscious chocolate frosting (melt chocolate with whipping cream) ~ which no piggy will be able to say no to! But me, I just love it as it is! ^^

It's rich and chocolatey-dark, but it's not at all cloying. It may look dense and fudgy like a brownie, but that's so deceiving 'cos it's really nicely rich yet light and airy textured ~ you can have many many seconds without feeling "uggghhh"! Best of all, it doesn't get stuck on the throat like some "saw-dust" cakes do!

I did say I'm finicky right?! Did I also mention I'm not big on chocolate cakes? It says a lot since I actually made this recipe twice ^^ And I'm going to again.. and again!

Well, I've found my chocolate cake! And it's so unbelievably easy!!! ^^


Mel said...

I have wanted to make this right after I bought her cookbook. I know all steamed cake sure look and taste real good. And now after you make this, you sure have convinced me. I really hope I can get back to my feet again as I wasnt up to or in no mood to do any baking nor cooking and trying new dishes.

hui said...

i really hope you recover soonest, mel. it's been a while since you've been unwell. i look forward to you getting back on your feet, baking and cooking up a storm and sharing your recipes/findings soon! take good care of yourself!