Cakes Stovetop Chocolate Cake 4.57 from 218 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Jump To Video Save Recipe Easily bake a deliciously rich, moist chocolate cake without an oven using my Stovetop Chocolate Cake Recipe. By Gemma Stafford | July 12, 2018 | 293 Last updated on June 19, 2020 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! Bold Baking is about giving you the confidence to bake anytime, anywhere while taking the sweets we all know and love and turning up the volume. From the flavor to the method, I proudly take baking to new places and my Stovetop Chocolate Cake recipe is a great example. This rich sponge cake is deeply chocolatey and incredibly moist. Instead of dry baking this cake in the oven it’s steamed on the stovetop which allows it to rise up into the perfect sponge cake while retaining all of its moist texture. If you’ve never made a cake on the stovetop be prepared to be amazed! How to Bake a Cake Without an Oven Whether you’re a college student rocking a dorm room kitchenette or you’re on a camping trip with just a hot plate, you can bake a mouthwatering chocolate cake. You heard me right, there is no oven needed to bake a homemade chocolate cake, this recipe is all about the stove. There is no special equipment needed to make this chocolate cake wonder when all you need is a large deep pan with a lid. My GoodCook Classic 11 Inch Deep Saute Pan With Lid is perfect for this job as it’s big enough to hold my GoodCook 9-inch Round Cake Pan. as the lid closes nice and tight, creating the perfect steamy environment for stovetop baking. There really is no secret to why this stovetop steaming method yields incredible results. The chocolate cake batter is heated from the inside out in a wet environment which means the cake is delicate, rich and never dry. While I love baking in an oven, this is a great alternative for anyone that doesn’t have an oven or microwave. That said, even if you do usually bake in an oven you will love this method. Steaming the cake instead of dry baking buys all you bold bakers a lot of insurance since there is simply no way the chocolatey sponge will dry out, crack or lack in flavor. How to Make a Chocolate Cake Now that you know how to make a cake on the stovetop instead of the oven I bet you want to know what makes up the cake itself. This cake is a classic chocolate sponge cake made by whipping up butter, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. This gives the cake loads of body and lightness. From there I fold in flour and good quality dark cocoa powder giving this cake its chocolate hit. This rich cake batter in combination with the stovetop steaming method of cooking makes this one of the best chocolate cake recipes you’ll ever have from taste to texture. How to Decorate a Cake with Lace Since my Stovetop Chocolate Cake is so rich and impressive after a 25-30 steam it almost needs no topping at all. To keep this cake elegant and simple I decorated mine with a piece of lace fabric and powdered sugar. After removing it from the pan and allowing to cool, I simply drape a piece of lace over the top of the chocolate cake and dust with powdered sugar. After removing the lace what’s left is the print of lace pattern made out of sugar. This is such an impressive yet easy way to decorate. I cannot wait for all of you to impress your friends with this super unique and decadent Stovetop Chocolate Cake! Get more Recipes! Peach & Blueberry Crisp Best-Ever Vanilla Birthday Cake Best-Ever Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Try These Recipes! Maple Gooey Butter CakeApple Snack CakeSpiced Apple Cake With Honey Caramel SauceItalian Ricotta Cake With Plums Watch The Recipe Video! Play Stovetop Chocolate Cake 4.57 from 218 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… Easily bake a deliciously rich, moist chocolate cake without an oven using my Stovetop Chocolate Cake Recipe. Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 10 Slices Dessert Chocolate Stovetop Frying Pan Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 30 minsTotal Time 50 mins Easily bake a deliciously rich, moist chocolate cake without an oven using my Stovetop Chocolate Cake Recipe. Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 10 Slices Ingredients 1 cup (8oz/225g) butter, softened1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar 4 eggs, room temperature 1 cup (5oz/142g) all-purpose flour 1/2 cup (2oz/57g) cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder Instructions In a large bowl cream together softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Whisk in the eggs one at a time and mix until fully incorporated Lastly, sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into the batter and mix until combined. Pour the cake batter into a greased and lined Goodcook 9-inch round cake pan.Lay an upside down plate in the bottom of a a wide and deep saucepan and fill with water until it almost reaches the top of the plate. I used a Goodcook Classic 11-Inch Deep saute with lid. Important notes: You need the saucepan to be wider than the cake pan, and deep enough for the cake to rise with the lid on. Bring the water to a simmer over medium low heat. Once simmering, careful place in the cake to sit on top of the plate. You don't want the cake pan to be sitting in water, it is to be just over it. Steam for about 25–30 minutes. It’s important to top up with hot water if you see it running low during the cooking process.Once risen and firm in the middle, wearing oven mitts carefully remove from pan. Leave to cool in the cake pan for 20 minutes and the turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.Place on a serving platter, lay a piece of lace or a doily over the top generously dust with powdered sugar. Store at room temperate for up to 3 days. Enjoy with whipped cream. Recipe Notes * I strongly recommend watching the video so you can see the steaming method exactly. * Bake this cake in a traditional oven at 350°F/180°C for around 35-40 minutes.