September 30, 2016

Eggless Steamed wholewheat Chocolate Cake | Easy cake recipes | Steamed Cakes

And we wrap up the Cooking Carnival with this amazinggggggg steamed Chocolate Cake ! 

Yes, its steamed, and we loved the soft texture. Added to the fact that its completely chocolatey and made with wholewheat flour, this was one winner of a dish :) I had seen couple of versions here and here, but was hesitant to try it. 

Dare I say it was way softer and yummier than the oven baked Chocolate cakes I have ever made ! No butter, no eggs, yet .... stunning !! (yes, I am running out of adjectives). 

Do you really need a reason to eat cake ??

Even not being a chocolate person, I think this was a fitting finale to the steamed food series that ran this week on this blog, and a sweet end to the Cooking Carnival.


In case you have missed any of the steamed Dishes, here's a quick recap.

So, get the ingredients with these pantry basics, and bake this :) Non-oven bakers can also enjoy this rather delectable treat. 


Wholewheat Steamed Chocolate Cake 

1 cup = 150 ml

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1.25 cups atta
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 TBSP of dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon - powdered fine
Wet ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup yoghurt
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
Topping - ( this is totally optional) 

Chocolate Ganache: 
Melted chocochips - 1/2 cup , mixed with vanilla essence and 2 tsp hot water to a pouring consistency. 

(OR) use chocolate syrup

Method:
  1. Sieve dry ingredients well ; mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients till no dry streaks are seen. 
  2. Pour in lightly greased moulds ( you can use normal steel bowls - but I used ramekins)
  3. Cover tightly with Aluminium foil and prick small holes on top to let out the steam
  4. Keep a steamer ready with boiling water. 
  5. Steam the ramekins or the cake moulds for 22/24 mins or till fork comes clean (Steaming time might vary, but keep an eye after 22nd minute, overcooking makes them rubbery) 
  6. Makes three 4 oz + three 2oz cake 
  7. Let the cakes cool down slightly. Un mould them carefully, drizzle warm chocolate ganache / choco syrup and devour them immediately :)




Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68

 
   

14 comments:

  1. Cake looks decadent with chocolate ganache. I never tried a steamed cake. Bookmarked.

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  2. Ah that's a lovely steamed cake and I agree it is much softer than the oven baked one . I used to bake these when the girls were small , haven't made since ages now , must take the inspiration and start again .
    Kalyani lovely way to round up the series , you rocked !

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  3. That is such a wonderful steamed chocolate cake Kalyani. It looks amazing with that syrup on top. I really loved all your recipes this month..

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  4. Wow, steamed cake, an excellent cake with a delicious chocolate syrup top, wish i get to have this cake as my dessert.

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  5. Steamed cake surely looks softer than baked one. Lovely recipe and here going in my bookmarks list.Lovely series Kalyani I am yet to read the posts;)

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  6. That is a fantastic way to end your wonderful series of dishes. I have bookmarked this one too. :))

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  7. I am always skeptical to use the ceramic ramekins in a steamer. These mini cakes look fantastic and definitely comes as a surprise in the steamed foods section!!

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  8. wow man.. steamed wholewheat cake super super super. awesome

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  9. OMG what an amazing dish to finish the marathon Kalyani. That chocolate cake looks sooooooo fluffy and delicious and the chocolate drizzle, oh my -- yummy yummy!!!

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  10. looks perfect for folks not wanting to indulge into buttery cakes...n to say that this is perfect way to top the beautiful series is going to be less, i am going to try this recipe very soon, thanks

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  11. This is one delicious way to end the series..who will say no to this chocolate treat!..looks fantastic..enjoyed your series, good one.

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  12. This looks so soft and perfect. Can't believe it is steamed. Have to try it!!

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  13. Love the texture of the cake. You have made it so beautifully!

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  14. OMG this is yummy. bookmaking.

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Kalyani

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