It was totally a fun filled week with my friend being around here. I was enjoying taking her around the city for shopping & sight seeing. It was so much fun clicking pictures & also posing for. Currently all my friends here in Singapore have small babies & it becomes difficult to hang out like we used to do earlier. So this friends visit really brought back all those memories back.
While I was working with RBS Singapore my office was at Raffles place & my very good friend was working at P&G Novena. Our office used to be 5 mrt stops away & we used to make sure that we catch up for lunch at least once or twice a week. Since I was pretty new to Singapore then, she used to take me around the food court & suggest me to try some local food. After our lunch we used to love to do some window shopping & then get back to work. Those were real good times & I miss them a lot:) Girls & window shopping are like best friends hehehehe..
Now coming back to today's post, I made this cake 2 weeks ago & this time I tried using this new brand of coco powder "van houten " Since Most readers had requested for no baked cakes, I thought will steam it for a change, which I don't do it often. The cake turned out perfect & since I had made steamed cake long time ago, I was just keeping my fingers crossed. Fortunately the cake was very delicious & the texture was so soft that it was just melting in the mouth. Since my hubby & I were so tempted to eat it fast, we dint wait for it to cool down. I over turned the cake while it was still warm & that's why the cake dint come out very clean from the pan. So please don't be impatient like us & repeat this mistake. wait for the cake to cool down completely before cutting.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Cocoa powder
- 1.5 Tspn baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 100 gms Butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 Tsp salt
- 1/4 cup hot water
- Some silver foil
- Grease 6-inch round baking pan.
- Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder in large bowl.
- Cream the butter & sugar with a electric beater or hand whisk for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add eggs, vanilla & mix well for 2 minutes or until its creamy.
- Add in the dry ingredients, Mix the hot water & beat for another 1 minute, until everything is well mixed.
- Pour batter into prepared pan, cover the top with silver foil & steam for 45 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean.
- Remove the Pan outside & let it cool completely before you cut & serve.
- Steamed chocolate cakes are very soft & moist so you need to cut them with really sharp knife. Be gentle & patient.
- They taste great & its good to eat them as it is.
- I have always steamed Banana cakes & had never tried steaming other cakes. But now I feel all cakes can be steamed & they will turn out good.