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fayee's picture
fayee

steamed chocolate cake

i read of the different steamed bread pudding but they dont fit the bill. what im looking for (which i ate in an overseas school at mealtime) is a steamed chocolate cake and i think they put it in a can or some other round long cylinder and then cut them into slices and poured a chocolate sauce over it. the cake was moist  and not made from pieces of bread. i think it was also steamed (like maybe the can was in a water bath in the oven?   im guessing cause i never saw it made but i know for sure i would love to make it for my family. does anyone have a clue what im looking for? thanks for your input

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jemar

I have recipes for this at home, but I am at my daughter's at the present time, I will be home tomorrow.  If no-one else sends in a recipe I will be able to give you one then.  I hope it is what you are looking for.

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fayee

ok thanks will keep checking this post

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Patf

I once made a steamed chocolate cake on Passover, as I didn't have a kosher oven.


As far as I remember, I just beat 4 eggs with 4 oz sugar, then a tbsp oil, then folded in 3 oz potato flour and 1 oz cocoa, sifted. You can use ordinary flour of course.


This I put in an oiled container, covered loosely with greaseproof paper, and then in the top of a steamer, for about 40 mins.


It rose up and came out very moist.

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fayee

thanks to all of you who took the time to reply and submit links to this recipe. checked them all and they all look delicious.  hope you all try it as well as im still savoring the flavor and that was many a decade ago. hope these will live up to my tastebuds. thanks again to all

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dstroy

I do hope you'll report back here with your results, and let us know how complicated it turned out to be. I am not familiar with this particular treat but it has definitely peaked my interest!!

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qahtan

 Boy what a memory from that,,,,, I remember having chocolate pudding with chocolate sauce as part of our school dinner way back in the 40s, about '44  i think, in England, and  WW11 was on.  It was always served in soup plates ant when the so called empty plates were gathered at the end of the table it all sqished out between the plates..


Looking back I expect it was quite nice, especially when food was so short this was a treat,,,,,or should have been.


Chocolate pudding and chocolate  sauce always reminds me of school dinners


     Sorry it's not what you wanted to hear,,,, qahtan

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fayee

it might not be the recipe you supplied but you came quite close to the memories. and yep it was in england in the  '60s  and for some reason im nostalgic and would love to serve it to my family. i came across a recipe in  a book but the cake turned out to be more cakey than steamed although the chocolate sauce was quite good.  its the cake im hankering after.  so please, anyone out there, lets hear it. thanks.

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Patf

qahtan - that was the first thought that came to me too - a pudding for English school dinners in the '40s. Quite tasty. After a first course of leek dumpling, mashed potatoes and beetroot!

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frazzled

And that recipe was still a strong school favourite as late as the 1970's when I was at school in England  I imagine it was  amore basic version of this one


http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chocolatesteamedpudd_71225


 


basically a traditional chocolate steam pudding probably cooked in roll shape for easier cutting for the dinner ladies! I remember at senior school we had it in big slabs instead.. try it and see if its the same thing!

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fayee

thanks for posting the link to the recipe. i read it and i guess ill give it a try . its the only way to see if it comes close.  btw  what is caster sugar? and is it ok to just use regular sugar?

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noonesperfect

Caster sugar is the same as superfine sugar.  You can probably use regular sugar, but it doesn't dissolve as easily, so you may get some graininess.


 


brad

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Mini Oven

for fudgy brownies, I might come out with something similar.  I might bake it floating at low temp (150°C) in a hot water bath in a half round butter greased ribbed cake pan.  :)


Castor sugar is fine white table sugar.