Make This No-Bake Chocolate Yema Cake on Your Stovetop
This decadent no-bake chocolate cake is moist and fudgy. Spread lots of creamy yema on top!
A no-bake chocolate yema cake is the kind of dessert that you can make with minimal effort, pantry staples, and limited time. The secret to getting a good rise on a cake without an oven? Use your steamer!
Make the no-bake cake batter in one bowl, then the yema frosting in a small saucepan for minimal clean-up. This chocolate cake only needs around 30 minutes to steam, so you’ll have one whole 7-inch cake in under an hour! Make it for Sunday lunch, a potluck party, or a weekend kitchen project.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup full cream milk
2 tablespoons water
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
To make the yema frosting:
1/2 cup condensed milk
2 egg yolks
1 pinch sea salt
1 Make the no-bake chocolate cake: In a small saucepan, mix the butter, sugar, milk, and water until melted. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
2 In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix this into the butter mixture until just combined.
3 Pour the batter into a 7-inch cake pan and cover with foil. Steam for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
4 Make the yema frosting: stir the condensed milk and egg yolks in a small saucepan over low heat until thick. Let cool to room temperature before using.
5 To assemble: Spread the yema frosting over the cake. Serve at room temperature.