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.
|Sweet Aval Pidi Kozhukattai|
|Fresh Rajma Sundal|
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
- 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
- 3/4 cup yoghurt
- 3/4 cup oil
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Topping – ( this is totally optional)
Melted chocochips – 1/2 cup , mixed with vanilla essence and 2 tsp hot water to a pouring consistency.
(OR) use chocolate syrup
- Sieve dry ingredients well ; mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients till no dry streaks are seen.
- Pour in lightly greased moulds ( you can use normal steel bowls – but I used ramekins)
- Cover tightly with Aluminium foil and prick small holes on top to let out the steam
- Keep a steamer ready with boiling water.
- 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)
- Makes three 4 oz + three 2oz cake
- Let the cakes cool down slightly. Un mould them carefully, drizzle warm chocolate ganache / choco syrup and devour them immediately 🙂
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Cake looks decadent with chocolate ganache. I never tried a steamed cake. Bookmarked.
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 !
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..
Wow, steamed cake, an excellent cake with a delicious chocolate syrup top, wish i get to have this cake as my dessert.
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;)
That is a fantastic way to end your wonderful series of dishes. I have bookmarked this one too. :))
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!!
wow man.. steamed wholewheat cake super super super. awesome
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!!!
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
This is one delicious way to end the series..who will say no to this chocolate treat!..looks fantastic..enjoyed your series, good one.
This looks so soft and perfect. Can't believe it is steamed. Have to try it!!
Love the texture of the cake. You have made it so beautifully!
OMG this is yummy. bookmaking.