April 17, 2013 by Dhani's recipes
Steamed sponge cake? Yeah, it sounded weird to me too. I’m really glad I gave this recipe a try, though. This recipe has lesser chances of failing than a baked sponge cake. You just put it in a steamer and take it out after the given time, no poking into it with a stick or checking on it every now and then. The result is much moister than a baked cake.
4 tbsp cocoa powder
125g caster sugar
a few drops of vanilla essence
175g self-raising flour
2-4 tbsp milk
2 tbsp warm water
custard to serve
Half fill a steamer with water and put on to boil. Grease a 900 ml pudding basin, or if you don’t have one, l a 8 inch cake tin will do just fine.
Blend cocoa powder with the warm water till smooth and allow it to cool. Cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy and add vanilla essence to it.Stir in the cocoa paste. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition.
Using a metal spoon and fold in the flour. Once combined, add the milk to give it a batter-y consistency and mix well.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and cover with a sheet of foil. Secure under the rim with string and lower into the pan. Steam for 1 hour and 30 minutes, adding more water to the steamer if necessary.
Lift out of the basin and remove the foil. Turn in out onto a plate and serve with custard.