Steamed Chocolate Cheesecake



Recipe adapted from here

Ingredient A:

250 gm cream cheese – I only used  200g because that’s all I have left
50g sugar
1 egg
1 tbs water – I only add 1/2 tbs
1 tbs plain flour


Beat cream cheese with sugar until combined then add the egg followed by the water and flour.  Continue to beat until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

Ingredients B (for cake):
2 eggs – I used large
1 cup sugar – I used 150g
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup fresh milk – I used 100g
1/2 cup oil – I used  90g
1 cup plain flour – I used 110g*
3 tbs cocoa powder*
1 tsp baking soda*
1/2 tsp baking powder *(* sift together)

1. Beat the eggs together with sugar until fluffy. Add the vanilla and salt. In goes the hot water, milk and oil next.

2. Add the dry sifted ingredients and mix till combined. Rest the batter for a while before dividing into 2 equal portions.

Here’s how you steam it:-

Heat up your steamer and wrap the cover with a cloth to prevent steam water from dripping onto the cake. Use medium heat.

Next grease and line the bottom of your pan (I used a 6″ square, you can use a 7″ round if you wish).

Pour in one portion of the chocolate cake batter. Cover the pan with aluminium foil and steam (covered) for 15-20 minutes. Remove cover and aluminium foil and add the prepared cream cheese batter and close back the aluminium foil and continue to steam for another 15 minutes.

Lastly, remove the steamer cover and the aluminium foil again and pour in the 2nd portion of the chocolate cake batter and then reclose the foil and cover again and steam for 20 minutes until cake is cooked.

Remove from the steamer, and let it cool down before slicing and serve.

Conclusion on taste:  not as rich as the butter version, but slightly less fattening:P



Another version from FB page:-

chocolate layer:
1) unsalted butter 200gm
2) castor sugar 200gm
3) 4 eggs
4) evaporation milk 180gm
5) plain flour 200gm
6) baking powder 11/2 tsp
7) baking soda 1/2 tsp
8) cocoa powder 50gm

Cream cheese layer:
1) cream cheese 500gm
2) castor sugar 100gm
3) 3 eggs



  1. Lakshmi Nyanaguru said

    Dear Jeannietay,
    What is the substitute for egg?


    • jeannietay said

      Hi Lakshmi, I am afraid I have no idea as I have not tried substituting before…this recipe needs eggs to make it spongey so I am not sure if it will work without the eggs.


  2. vernice said

    Hi, may I knw boiling water means hot boiled water or room temperature boiled water?
    And is it ok to steam in wok using cake tray? I don’t have those bamboo steamer.
    Thank you.


    • jeannietay said

      its hot water vernice, yes you can steam with cake tray. Line the bottom and grease the sides


  3. Huinee Teh said

    hi jeannie, i referred to your recipe for the steamed cheese cake. however, for the chocolate layer, the texture that I got is more like a “kuih” than a cake, different from yours. Do you have any idea why it is so?

    Thanks for the recipe. 🙂


    • jeannietay said

      Errr….not enough informations to offer any suggestions. Sorry!


  4. JJ mum said

    Made it yest. Turned out very well! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

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