Often, you’d find people sharing their baked goods online, especially during this period when everyone’s home and trying something new in the kitchen everyday. But what if we don’t have an oven? And what if amateurs like some of us who can’t bake, would love to hop onto the bandwagon too?
Thankfully enough, there are recipes out there that require a steamer in place of your usual ovens — just like this viral Milo lava cake that’s got everyone buzzing about.
I came across the recipe on YouTube where I usually turn to for finding recipes. This was just one of them.
I took it upon myself to try this recipe over the long weekend and if I would say that it’s basically a Milo adaptation of the classic chocolate lava cake. Now, I wouldn’t say that it was as good as the ones from places like Chocolate Origin, but it’s probably the closest you can get to the real deal. Besides, you’d be able to earn bragging rights on your socials if you do actually try it.
So if you’re keen on trying this viral recipe, read on.
MILO LAVA CAKE RECIPE
kitchen tools required:
— 2 bowls for mixing
— STEAMER / RICE COOKER WITH STEAMER FUNCTION
— silicone cups
— 4 tablespoons of Milo
— 1 tablespoon of hot water
— 1 egg
— 1⁄4 cup of sugar
— 3 tablespoons of flour
— 3 tablespoons of melted butter
Step 1: Making The Milo Mixture
In a bowl, set aside your Milo powder and pour in hot water before mixing it well to form the Milo mixture before setting it aside.
Step 2: Making The Batter
In a separate bowl, add your egg and sugar and combine it together with a whisk. Once it has been mixed, sift in the flour and combine them together until it forms a smooth consistency. Then, pour in the Milo mix into the bowl and mix it together.
Step 3: Lining The Silicone Cups
Line your silicone cups with butter so that the cake doesn’t stick when it steams.
Step 4: Pouring The Mixture and Steaming The Milo Lava Cake
Pour in the combined batter into the cups and place them on top of a small plate before putting them into a pre-heated steamer for 8 minutes.
Step 5: Transferring The Cake and Topping It With Milo Powder
After steaming it for 8 minutes, cover the steamer with a kitchen towel before taking out the cake out from the steamer. Then, you need to take out the cake from the silicone cup and sprinkle it with Milo powder before serving.
From my perspective, I would rate this recipe with a difficulty level of 4/10. It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients — which is great because you’d be able to find all of them in your kitchen without having to make another visit to the supermarket. And you don’t have to use an oven which is a plus if you don’t have one too.
However, I would say that it’s important for you to have silicone cups to make this Milo Lava Cake as it helps ease the transfer of the cake when you bring it out of the steamer. In fact, it was a struggle when I tried this recipe for the first time with a metal tin cup; it was piping hot, and the cake was stuck to the tin which made it harder to transfer onto the plate.
In terms of its taste, I would say that it’s a really soft, sweet cake that doesn’t have much flavour if you don’t sprinkle it with Milo powder. It’s also sweet because of the amount of sugar in the recipe itself which might need to be adjusted if you’re not a fan of really sweet desserts.
It’s also a great dessert to indulge in after dinner and if you don’t feel like splurging on delivery fees.