Not many people can resist a good piece of rich chocolate cake, and I am no exception. Today, I am sharing with you my friend CP Choong’s recipe, a no bake chocolate cake recipe. (You can check out the regular baked chocolate cake recipe here.) Yes, you don’t have to bake the chocolate cake…in this instance, the chocolate cake is steamed, yet it retains the buttery richness, plus it’s also moist and decadent.
While oven is in almost every household here in the United States, back in Asia, not every home comes with an oven. I remember when I was growing up, my late mother would only bake once in a blue moon, probably once a year, before Chinese New Year. We had a very old-fashioned oven, a big around device that is stainless steel, with a big round cover. It did its job well and we would bake Chinese peanut cookies in it. For the rest of the year, we kept the oven in the storage until the next year before Chinese New Year again.
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I meant to say that this no bake chocolate cake is great if you have no oven. Everyone loves chocolate cake and you can still enjoy it without investing in an expensive oven. You just have to steam it in a steamer for 45 minutes and you have a moist chocolate cake. It’s really delicious and people might not even know that it wasn’t baked. This no bake chocolate cake also comes with a chocolate fudge topping, which makes the chocolate cake even more irresistible. To jazz it up even more, add some berries such as blueberries and strawberries and you have an excellent looking chocolate cake to impress everyone. Look at these pictures, can you say no? Happy steaming your cake and enjoy!