Eggless Steamed Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Eggless Steamed Chocolate Cake Recipe, a simple chocolate cake recipe that is steamed instead of baked. Perfect for those who are looking for a cake recipe that needs no oven.
Recipe type: Cake
Cuisine: International
Serves: 12 mini cakes (approx.)
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour or plain flour (maida)
  • 1 cup plain curd or yogurt, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 and ¼ tsp of baking powder
  • ½ cup of vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or essence
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Silver foil for covering the cake moulds
  1. Beat the curd without any lumps and add the sugar to it. Beat again well. I used an electric beater for this but a normal whisk will do just fine.
  2. Add the soda and baking powder, mix well, and set aside for 5 mins until the mixture starts to bubble on top.
  3. Then add the vanilla and oil and mix well to combine. Remove 3 tbsp of flour from the measured 1.5 cups and add the cocoa powder to it.
  4. Sift into the wet ingredients and gently fold until you see no streaks of flour left.
  5. Grease two muffin cups (or any small container that fits in your steamer) generously with butter. Add batter until it's ⅔ full
  6. Cover the cake moulds with aluminium foil. This is important because if you don't, water that condenses inside the steamer will fall into your batter and that's not good at all.
  7. Place covered cake moulds in your steamer stand and close the steamer
  8. Cook for 30 mins or until the top of the cake springs back on touch and a fork inserted in it comes out with moist crumbs. Use low flame to ensure even cooking
  9. Let the cakes cool in the mould and once cool, run a knife along the edge of the cakes and gently invert onto serving plates
  10. Serve with a dusting of sugar, some whipped cream, buttercream, fruits etc
Recipe by Edible Garden at