Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cocoa Condensed Milk Pound Cake/ Steam bake

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This cake is one of my and my kids favourite. I had baked this for many times. The original recipe is condensed milk pound cake. If you like some chocolate cake, give this recipe a try! You will love it!

This time I added some coffee powder as coffee is this month We Should Cocoa challenge special ingredient!

I'm submitting this post for this month challenge We Should Cocoa hosted by Lucy of The KitchenMaid

125g butter
40g castor sugar

120g condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
*Dissolve with 1 tsp hot water and set aside
120g cake flour
50g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

Some chocolate chips

1. With the electric mixer beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy.

2. Add in vanilla extract, coffee and condensed milk. Beat till well combined.

3. Add in the sifted flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Beat at low speed till incorporate.

4. Put in eggs, one at a time and beat till well combined.

5. Pour into lined baking pan. Sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips on top.

6. Fill a pan with some boiling water and place at the bottom of oven. Bake the cake at middle rack in preheated oven at 180C for 25 minutes (steam bake). Remove the water and bake at lower temperature 150C for further 20 minutes or till cooked.

7. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.


  1. Looks so moist and chocolaty! With the addition of coffee powder must be extra fragrant! Yum!

  2. Thanks for the recipe. Arian.

  3. I've never tried steam baking a cake this way except for cheese cake. Mmmm..this is just too irrestible!

  4. this pound cake looks good... i should try it some day:)

  5. Oooh, I can smell the chocolate from here! May I know what's the size of pan used? Would like to try this.

    1. I'm using 20cm(L) x 10cm(W) x 7cm(H) cake pan.

  6. Nice! Texture like Sara lee? Going to get condense milk to try this !! ;)

    1. Thanks. For me homemade is better than Sara Lee :) Do try and find out. Happy baking!

  7. Looks so yummy. As I'm new to baking, can I know what is:-
    1) cake flour ( was it plain flour, all-purpose flour or self-raising flour)
    2) Which type/brand of cocoa powder

    Thanks :)

    1. Cake flour is low protein flour without any raising agent eg baking powder,baking soda.

      Plain flour normally refer to all-purpose flour.

      Self-raising flour is flour added with raising agent(baking powder,baking soda)and normally use in baking cake.So omit the baking powder if you using self-raising flour.

      I used to buy prepacked cocoa powder from baking ingredients supply shop-brand? unknown :P Use any type of baking cocoa powder you like.

  8. Look moist and good. I remembered tried a condensed milk pound cake before but it was too sweet, I think you added cocoa and coffee has reduced the sweetness level of this cake , great idea!

    1. Agreed. Original condensed milk pound cake use quite a lot of sugar. Although with cocoa powder added I still need to reduce the amount of sugar.

  9. Thanks for sharing great recipes Vivian. I've tried this and the kids love it so much. They served with drizzle of condensed milk...yum!!

  10. Hi Vivian, experimented your recipe & came out great, especially the cake texture, steam-baked method has boosted my confidence in baking cake. Just wonder if we could adopt this method for cupcake & muffin too?

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Cupcakes and muffins are meant to be cakey. So it is not suitable to use steam baked.

  11. i've try this, very yummy..., wanna make it for every week.., many thanks for the recipe :-)


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