For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Steamed Chocolate Cake.... formerly known as "Wicky Wacky Cake"

(images courtesy Greg and Gabi Boy)
Ingredients: (makes two steamed cakes)

3 c flour
2 c sugar (you can used slightly heaped cups)
1 tsp baking soda
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 c cocoa (watch out with rough measurements - too much, and you get bitter cake)
2 c boiling water
1 c cooking oil
2 tsp vanilla essence
50 ml vinegar (I used apple, but anything should be fine)

Mix all the dry ingredients (sift if you can, or stir with fork/whisk to remove clumps and fully incorporate)

Mix all the liquids

Slowly add the liquids to the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon (I whisked it a bit to get rid of the lumps due to a lack of a sieve)

Place in cake tin (maybe oil the cake tin first)
You are supposed to bake it for 30 min.

Here is how I changed it - I halved all the ingredients - it then fits perfectly into a tinfoil tart dish. Then I placed in the steamer for about 30min. You can check every now and then. It worked PERFECTLY! Instead of icing sugar - I just poured some condensed milk on top:)
Its really quick and easy!
(Courtesy Gabi Boy)

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