Steamed Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe – No Oven Required

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Recipe for eggless chocolate cake – steamed chocolate cake with icing. Eggless chocolate cake recipe. No oven or pressure cooker required for this recipe. Easy beginners recipe with simple ingredients.

One of the many requests I get is asking me to publish a cake recipe that does not need an oven. So here it is. After many tries, I am happy to post this recipe for steamed chocolate cake with icing. Bonus– Its eggless too! Double bonus – No butter recipe. You do not need any special equipment for this recipe. A good whisk is all you need. Here is how to do steamed eggless chocolate cake.

Please use measuring cups and measuring spoons for this recipe as accurate measurement is absolutely key in baking.
1 Cup = 240ml (approx), 1 teaspoon = 5ml and 1 tablespoon = 15ml.

Take a bowl and add in 3/4 cup of milk. (Full fat milk is preferred for this recipe)
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Add in 1/4 cup of oil. (Use a neutral non smelling oil like sunflower oil, canola oil or vegetable oil)
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Add in 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.
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Add in a teaspoon of good quality vanilla extract. I really love to use pure vanilla extract in baking and the flavor of pure vailla extract is divine.
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Whisk well to combine. Set aside.
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Dry Ingredients:
Take a bowl and place a sieve on the bowl. Add in 1/2 a cup of maida.
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Add in 1/4 cup of cocoa powder. Use good quality cocoa powder.
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Add in a leveled 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Do not add more. The cake will not rise properly.
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Add in a leveled 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. Do not add more. The cake will not rise properly.
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Sift all the ingredients together to remove any lumps and to uniformly mix the ingredients. Sifting is an important step in baking.
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Sifted Mixture.
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Add in the mixed wet ingredients (milk-oil mixture) to the dry ingredients.
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Mix well with a whisk until thoroughly combined.
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Smooth batter is ready!
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Get the cake pan ready. We are using a 6 inch cake pan for this egg less cake recipe today. Cut a parchment/wax paper and slide it into the cake pan so releasing the cake from the pan after its baked will be easy.
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Pour the cake batter to the pan.
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Cover the pan with an aluminium foil. This is an important step as you do not want the steam to drip back into the cake batter while steaming.
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Bring a steamer with water to a boil. Make sure that there is enough water in the steamer as we need to steam the cake for 40 minutes.
Place the cake pan in the steamer, cover the pan with a tight lid and steam for 40 minutes on medium flame. Do not keep opening the steamer as we need steady temperature for proper cooking of the cake. So do not open for the first 20 minutes.
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After 40 minutes, remove the foil gently. Insert a knife or a tooth pick onto the cake and if it comes out clean without any raw batter, the cake is done. Crumbs attaching to the knife is a good sign that the cake is done.
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Remove the cake from the steamer. Remove the aluminium foil. Allow the cake to cool completely.
Gently run a knife on the sides of the cake to release the sides from the pan. Invert it to a cake board / plate.
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For Icing / Chocolate Ganache Halve the recipe if you just want a thin layer of icing / ganache on the cake.

Chop 250 grams of dark chocolate (Approximately a cup of chopped chocolate). Set aside. Make sure that the chocolate is at room temperature. Make sure you are buying real chocolate and not chocolate compound. You can use any dark chocolate. I have used Morde dark chocolate today as that’s what is easily available in the market and tastes good too.
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Scald 250ml of milk cream. Do not bring it to a boil. Let it just be hot to the touch. That’s enough. I have used Amul low fat milk cream today.
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Remove from heat and add in the chopped chocolate.
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Mix well with a whisk to combine.
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Chocolate ganache is ready. Allow it to cool completely.
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Note:
You will have some ganache leftover after icing the cake. Here are some of the ways you can use leftover ganache.
# Use it as a filling for sandwiches.
# Mix it with milk to make chocolate milk shake.
# Dip fruits in ganache for dessert.

Assembly.

Cut the cake into half. A serrated knife is recommended. This is a very soft cake. If you are worried that you might break the cake, do not cut into half. Just have it as one single layer. Apply ganache on top alone.
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Apply a layer of ganache to the cake.
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Gently spread the ganache evenly on the cake.
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Top the cake with other half. Add ganache all over the cake.
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Don’t worry about perfection of icing if you are a beginner. Its a home-made cake. Let it be rustic. Its ok. Your family will love it. After all its chocolate. I like to wrap the cake with a cake strip as it looks nice. This is totally optional.
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For extras, shave some chocolate using a vegetable peeler and sprinkle on the cake.
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Now get ready to get into a chocolate coma with your loved ones.

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Steamed Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe – No Oven Required

Recipe for eggless chocolate cake – steamed chocolate cake with icing. Eggless chocolate cake recipe. No oven or pressure cooker required for this recipe. Easy beginners recipe with simple ingredients.

  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or sunflower oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Maida (All purpose flour)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Chocolate Icing / Ganache

  • 250 grams dark chocolate
  • 250 ml milk cream like (amul milk cream)

Instructions

Wet Ingredients

  1. Take a bowl and add in all the wet ingredients. Whisk well to combine.

Dry Ingredients

  1. Take a bowl and sift all the dry ingredients together in the bowl.

Method:

  1. Add in the mixed wet ingredients (milk-oil mixture) to the dry ingredients. Mix well with a whisk until thoroughly combined.
  2. Prepare a 6 inch cake pan and pour the batter in the pan. Cover the pan with an aluminium foil.
  3. Bring a steamer with water to a boil. Place the cake pan in the steamer, cover the pan with a tight lid and steam for 40 minutes on medium flame.
  4. Remove the cake from the steamer. Remove the aluminium foil. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  5. Gently run a knife on the sides of the cake to release the sides from the pan. Invert it to a cake board / plate.

For Icing / Chocolate Ganache

  1. Scald 250ml of milk cream.
  2. Remove from heat and add in the chopped chocolate. Mix well with a whisk to combine.

Assembly

  1. Cut the cake into half. Apply a layer of ganache on the bottom layer. Top the other half of the cake and generously apply ganache on the cake.
  2. Apply chocolate shavings for garnish.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Multi

 

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30 thoughts on “Steamed Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe – No Oven Required”

  1. I tried making eggless cake recipes from many other blogs. My little daughters also joined me. But I must tell you that our faces lit only with this recipe. We made it today evening.. we are so happy and excited that it turned perfect!! You made our day!! Thank you so much Ma’am..






  2. The cake turned out perfect.! Baked it in the oven and used whipping cream for icing.! The chilled cake tasted awesome.

    Can the same recipe be used to bake a plain vanilla cake.? Just by adding same quantity of maida in place of cocoa powder?






  3. Was always skeptic in using oil, have been using ghee/butter instead. First time used oil, followed your recipe to the T, and it turned out perfect. Cake was super soft and yum πŸ™‚






  4. Subba lakshmi

    Hi Suguna
    I tried this cake for my son’s birthday. It is very moist and yummy. My son was roaming around the cake till it got over. I tried many chocolate cake from other blog but this is the perfect one. Can you tell how to make this same cake with egg? Thank you.






  5. Me and my sister tried this cake recipe few times. Wow the cake is so delicious and very yummy each time. Your stepwise photos, your simple tips helps us a lot. My 4 year old daughter knows all the ingredients and she helps me each time. We simply love this cake and we used jaggery powder instead of sugar. Thanks a lot for
    Wonderful recipe






  6. Hi Suguna,

    I prepared this cake for potluck party organized in my office. Everybody liked it. Not a single piece of the cake was left at the end of the party. Thanks again for sharing such nice recipes. I told my colleagues that I got the recipe from your website. Hope they will visit your website soon.

  7. Cooker cake turned out to b yummy n moist… pl let me know how to bake eggless plum cake..

  8. R.S.Dhivya

    Hi mam, this is really awesome. Just want to know whether vanilla cake can be tried in steamer ? Since I love vanilla flavor, asking…

    Thanks in advance
    R.S.Dhivya

  9. hiii ….suguna …I really …love your recipie ….I am going to try this cake right now …… Anyway thanq …for this simple recipie

  10. Hello
    Am planning to make this cake in a day or two. Can I try this in a pressure pan? If so, I should remove the gasket and the whistle right? Anything else that i should follow when I try the same in pressure pan? Plz guide

  11. Meena Sankari M

    Hi
    I have tried this cake today for my hubby’s birthday and it came out well.
    I love Cakes and wanted to bake them on my own. But i don’t have an oven at home. I had already tried baking in cooker once before but it turned out to be a big failure. So i tried this recipe today with lots of fear. But i am very glad that it came out sooo good. The cake is so soft and tastes delightful.
    Thank you so much for this recipe.

    Can i make any cake (any variety/flavor) in steamer with the same procedure and timing. Please clarify.

    Thanks again!

      1. Do wheat cake work in steamer?.I tried this using wheat flour but the base didn’t cook well. Can you pls tell the reason.

  12. Hi Suguna,

    I love to visit your website because every time when I visit here, I find something new and special. I run an online cake shop and I love to visit bloggers website for something new and special. When I see something new I try it on my Kitchen….
    Thanks…






          1. Hi steamer meaning h have a pan with water and another pan with holes on top of the water pan. So the cake is placed in the pan with holes ??

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