Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Steamed Moist Chocolate Oat cake with Bananas

This is a long over due post! Haha, my sincere apologies again. :P I guess I am posting upon on demand now since I can see my followers' interest are. Well mainly from Instagram though since that is where I am most of the time now. :P Anyways, I am gonna post one of the more popular recipes today which I have repetitive requests on. It is Steamed Moist Chocolate Oat cake (with banana). I actually first made this for Easter...yeah 3 months late, hahaha! Oops busted! LOL!

This is such an easy recipe to whip up! I guess the only tedious part is the blending the rolled oats and steaming the batter, haha! Anyways, I adapted this recipe from Cooking Crave but modified the recipe to a healthier version. Here is my recipe:

Ingredients for Steamed Moist Chocolate Oat Cake (makes about 12 standard 4oz)
120ml vegetable oil
200ml chocolate milk (low fat milk can be used)
2 large eggs
1/4 tsp salt
150g light brown sugar (I used 140g when I added banana in)
80g cake flour
50g oat flour (blend rolled oats till very fine)
50g unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Valrohna) 
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
4 ripe bananas, half or quartered to be inserted into cake
  • Get ready steamer with cupcake liners or an 8" round cake pan, greased and lined with parchment paper. Set the steamer on low fire
  • In a large mixing bowl, add oil, milk, eggs, salt and sugar. Stir well and make sure sugar has dissolved. You can speed up the process by placing bowl over double boiler.
  • Sift the cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into the milk mixture. aAdd in the oat flour at this point. Stir well making sure everything is combined and no visible lumps.
  • Lastly add in the vanilla extract and mix. Batter will be runny.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared containers. If adding bananas, now you can insert them, letting them stand up right. 
  • Make sure when you place the batter into the steamer, it is already on low boil. For a whole 8" cake, steam at medium fire for 40mins till cake tester comes out clean. For cupcakes, steam for 10-12 mins till cake tester comes out clean as well.
The addition of oats did not compromise the taste nor much of its soft texture. And with the bananas, you can opt to not add more sugar as it will enhance the sweetness when you bite into the fruit. Yums!
Showing off the moist tender interior of the yummy healthy, yes healthy cake. :D Love the addition of the banana...really makes this cake a whole lot more enjoyable haha!

Okay, that's all for now folks, will post up something savory next, stay tune!


joyce said...

Hi bee, can I replace the oats with flour? Thanks!

Unknown said...

I love how soft and fluffy these look... with the bananas inside, it looks even better!

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Angie's Recipes said...

wow So moist and beautiful! I love these steamed banana chocolate cupcakes!

lena said...

halo!! my iG friend..so long never log on to IG..how are you? just came back from a trip! hope everything goes well ..gonna chk out your next post!