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Saturday, March 3, 2012

I Baked a Cake

Recently, mummy's old buddy, Auntie BS, gave her steamed chocolate cake recipe. Knowing very well that mummy can't bake and has never been successful in her attempts to bake a decent cake, she gave her a very simple, fool-proof recipe. It's so simple and infallible that even a 5.5 year old like me can do it!

Making this for the second time today, I felt like a pro already hehe...

I've washed my hands, I've put on my apron, I'm all ready to start work!

Believe it or not, I did this all by myself! Well, almost. I was under mummy's supervision and of course, the steaming part was done by her because I am not ready to handle a pot of boiling water yet.

Sift the flour

Sift the cocoa powder

Add sugar

Crack in an egg

"Pump" 3 spoons of milk
Combine everything together and mix well... add in some chocolate chips

Wait... *tick tock tick tock*  the cake needs to be steamed for 15 minutes

Tada! Steamed chocolate cake... I made one :) It's very moist and we love it very much! Since it is a mini loaf, it's just nice for the 3 of us.

Ooh, smells very good and tastes even better!

1 piece is not enough... indulging in my 2nd piece!

Here is the recipe if you would like to try it:

1-Egg Chocolate Cake* 

Dry ingredient: 4 tbsp self-raising flour
                        2 tbsp cocoa powder
                        1 tsp baking powder

Wet ingredient: 3 tbsp milk
                         3 tbsp cooking oil / melted butter
                         5 tbsp sugar (mummy reduced to 2 because she added chocolate chips)
                         1 egg
                         1/2 tsp vanilla essence
                         3 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)

Sift all the dry ingredients and put aside. Put all the wet ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add in the dry ingredients and mix well. Add in chocolate chips. Pour batter into a mini loaf pan. Pre-boil a pot with just enough water for steaming. When the water comes to a boil, place the mini loaf pan into the pot and steam for approximately 15 minutes. 

It's just as simple as this

*This recipe requires a mini loaf pan


  1. Well done little chef~

    I wish to try a piece too! :P

  2. Well done Chloe. You are certainly a better baker than aunty. I wish my boys do not have allergy. Otherwise, aunty would surely try out your recipe.

  3. Wah ....... you pandai lah you Chloe!!! You are such a great baker!!

    This is another simplest cake that I have ever seen after the so call steam banana cake that we all mommy are crazy about few years back remember??? This should be a big heat again!! I can't wait to let Angel try it out too! THHHHAAAANNNKKKSSSS for sharing!! :) Your cake certainly looks delicious from the smile in your face :)

  4. Chloe...that chocolate steam cake looks yummy. Is easy too.

  5. wah, chloe more pannai than aunty already...clap, clap, clap... aunty nowadays kena attack by lazy bugs, so long time no baking already :-(

  6. Wow, pandainya Chloe! The cake looks moist and thanks for sharing the recipe, I would like to try it out soon!!

  7. Well done,Chloe.......Hope will have chance to try out your steamed chocolate cake next time.

    Will try out your recipe...looks yummy n simple to do.

  8. Almost every blog I visited bake something... I'm so motivated, let me start with this one because I'm same like chloe's mummy, I can't bake.

    So yummy looking Chocolate chip cake!

  9. Mmmmm...this look so delish! I bet Chloe had tons of fun that day :)

  10. bravo little baker!! it's looks good and moist!!! :D

  11. like steam cake. it's always moist!

  12. This is a nice recipe for kids! The outcome looks good too, considering the simplicity of the recipe. Thx for sharing :)

  13. Simple & the result looks mouth-watering~

  14. Very very interesting. The cake looks real good, and Chloe did a very good job in mixing all of the ingredients.

  15. im 20 but havent bake anything on my own before. Epic fail T_T

    Latest: Penang Food Festival

  16. Clever Chloe, can even bake now.

  17. Well done Chloe! She knew crack the egg !

  18. Chloe so geng, can bake cake somemore.. :)

  19. Good job, Chloe. The cake looks really yummylicious. Keep it up.

  20. It has been quite some time I did not steam this chocolate cake too.
    Agreed with you. Is a simple recipe but the taste is wonderful.


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