Aspiring Bakers #8 : Bread Seduction (June 2011)


Bake or steam Bread, Buns or Pau. To join, post it on your blog between 1 June to 30 June.
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The closing date is 30 June 2011.
All entries will be compiled and posted on 1 July 2011.

Monday, May 16, 2011


HELLO! so long since i blog! but i've been reading all your blog and bakes, trust me. is just that i've been really busy and handling with things that've happened. but, i've never stopped baking! im also moving house soon . .

so, i baked STEAM MOIST CAKE for mother's day (: this cake was highly raved by many of the blogger. i decided to try it. though my pics did not do justice to the cake, i must say, the cake is SUPERB! it does not at all taste like a steamed cake. the texture of the cake is so moist and fluffy! the chocolaty fudge goes well too. but if you're a chocolaty person like me, you may want to increase the chocolate-ness of the fudge :D

simple cake with piping of rose and topped with strawberries (:

my mumand my two nephews (:

yes, my first attempr on valrhona and is awesome! (:

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 170g fine sugar
  • 200ml evaporated milk (i used fresh milk)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 125g plain flour
  • 70g cocoa powder (I used Valrhona Brand)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  1. Combine sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla essence and butter in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter has melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add the beaten eggs into the slightly cooled mixture and stir till well mixed.
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs mixture over the flour and stir till smooth. (Batter should be runny).
  4. Heat up the steamer. Lined and grease a 7" baking pan. Pour the batter into prepared pan and place into the steamer. Cover the top of the pan loosely with a piece of aluminum foil.
  5. Steam over medium heat for 45 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a skewer into the cake. If it comes out clean, it’s done. If not, steam for a further 5 minutes.
  6. Cool the cake in pan before turning out for frosting.

  • 35g cocoa powder (i used valrhona), sifted
  • 50gm corn flour, sifted
  • 1 cup evaporated milk (i used fresh milk)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 175ml water
  • 120g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g unsalted butter
  1. Mix all ingredients well (except the butter. stir over double boiler at low heat till thickened. (takes abt 10mins to thicken)
  2. Add butter, turn off fire and stir till the butter melts.
  3. Spread the warm fudge over the cake to coat evenly.
  4. Chill the cake in the fridge before serving.
Im submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #7 - Chocolate Delight (May 2011) hosted by Doris from tested and tasted (: 
Also, Gert from My Kitchen Snippets is hosting a giveaway. Do hop over and participate to join in the fun (: Closing date is 17 May 2011 (: