No Oven Chocolate Cake


Completely made from scratch, delicious and a decadent chocolate flavor. Steam is the secret to what makes the batter cook into a wonderful super moist cake.


- all-purpose flour - cocoa powder - baking soda - kosher salt - brown sugar - large eggs - instant espresso powder - yogurt - butter - vanilla extract - water

For Cake

For Frosting

- butter - cocoa powder - confectioners' sugar - vanilla extract - warm water

HOW TO MAKE No Oven Chocolate Cake

Place a trivet at the bottom of a wide, deep pot. The pot will need to have a tight fitting lid. The pot should be wider than the cake pan, and deep enough for the cake to rise with the lid on. Coat the bottom of a 6-inch round cake pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a small bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda, then mix in the salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, espresso powder, yogurt, vanilla and butter. Add the flour mixture to the bowl and mix until incorporated. You’ll get a thick cake batter.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Pour water into the pot, then carefully place the cake pan on the trivet in the pot.

Cover the pot and heat on high until the water boils. Reduce heat to low and steam, covered, for about 40-45 minutes, or until the cake batter is baked through and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

Turn off the heat and remove the lid. Wait for 10-15 minutes before turning the cake out onto a cooling rack.

If you are frosting the cake, let the cake cook completely.