This is a wonderfully moist cake which goes very well with many kinds of sauces.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Thoroughly grease bottom and sides of a 2-quart heat proof mold or 9 inch bundt pan. Sprinkle with white sugar and tap out excess.

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  • n large mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and blend well.

  • In separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, cinnamon and baking soda; add to butter mixture alternately with milk until well blended. Stir in the chopped nuts.

  • Spoon batter into a greased mold. Cover with piece of greased aluminum foil, greased side down. Fold down edges of foil around rim; fasten securely with string.

  • Place a rack in la large kettle or pot; pour in water to top of rack. Heat water to boiling; place mold on rack. Reduce heat. Cover kettle and steam cake over simmering water for hour and 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. (Add water, as needed, during steaming to keep water at rack level.) Remove mold from kettle; cool 10 minutes on wire rack. Run tip of sharp knife around edges; invert on serving plate. Serve hot accompanied with sauces of your choice.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

328.3 calories; 6.5 g protein; 49.3 g carbohydrates; 53.8 mg cholesterol; 185.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2005
I couldn't believe how beautiful this cake turned out. I used my large pressure cooker without the pressure cooker attachment thingy because it was large enough to hold my bundt pan. I also didn't have any cocoa powder so I used 3 bars of Hershey's Unsweetened Chocolate Bars(It was all I had left)so the cinnamon is very predominate and delicious. I then made a sauce using Bailey's Cappacino Liquor and whipped cream. Amazing. Thank you for such a wonderful dream cake... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2010
Maybe I'm the only person who made it wrongly. Bcos I did not get a moist soft cake. It got a bit hard and when I put it in the fridge it's getting harder in the next day. I'm familiar with steamed cake bcos in my country we have steamed brownies which absolutely my favourite. Maybe I have to try again later and hopefully I can change to 5 stars. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2005
I couldn't believe how beautiful this cake turned out. I used my large pressure cooker without the pressure cooker attachment thingy because it was large enough to hold my bundt pan. I also didn't have any cocoa powder so I used 3 bars of Hershey's Unsweetened Chocolate Bars(It was all I had left)so the cinnamon is very predominate and delicious. I then made a sauce using Bailey's Cappacino Liquor and whipped cream. Amazing. Thank you for such a wonderful dream cake... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2005
I couldn't believe how beautiful this cake turned out. I used my large pressure cooker without the pressure cooker attachment thingy because it was large enough to hold my bundt pan. I also didn't have any cocoa powder so I used 3 bars of Hershey's Unsweetened Chocolate Bars(It was all I had left)so the cinnamon is very predominate and delicious. I then made a sauce using Bailey's Cappacino Liquor and whipped cream. Amazing. Thank you for such a wonderful dream cake... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2009
This cake was a blast to make! We had it for Easter. I didn't have a pot large enough to put the whole bundt inside it so I rested the rim of my bundt on the rim of the largest pot I had which fit perfectly. I put foil over only the bundt at first and then toward the end of the boiling I put foil over the whole pot to get the top of the cake done. It was moist and delicious but not too rich. We also used a chocolate glaze that worked perfectly. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2008
This is probably the best cake I've ever made. It has fabulous texture very soft and fudgy. It is excellent plain but would be great with ice-cream as well. Instead of using a rack I did it in a square Bundt pan that was inserted into a round pot so that the edges overlapped and it was held up by the rim of the pot. I filled the bottom two inches of the pot with water and covered the top with the pot lid (with the pan inside). Seemed to work great but took much longer than anticipated about two hours because some of the steam was escaping. Thanks for a great cake! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2010
in great britain this is commonly called a pudding and it has been an essential part of the british pastry heritage for centuries. figgy pudding of christmas carol fame is just one example of the many vaieties. nice to see this nod to the amerrican passion for chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2009
What an awesome cake! Thank you for sharing the recipe! It was super moist and deliscious- I didn't have walnuts so I left them out and this was still fabulous- even my food snob of a husband loved it! He took the cake and shared it with his friends- it got rave reviews all around! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2009
I made this cake yesterday and followed the directions exactly. It is a delicious moist cake and was easy to prepare even though I had never steam-baked a cake before in my life. The chocolate cinnamon flavor is so nice. I served it with a warm vanilla sauce and my family loved it. I'll keep this recipe for sure. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2010
Maybe I'm the only person who made it wrongly. Bcos I did not get a moist soft cake. It got a bit hard and when I put it in the fridge it's getting harder in the next day. I'm familiar with steamed cake bcos in my country we have steamed brownies which absolutely my favourite. Maybe I have to try again later and hopefully I can change to 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
This cake is amazing. It is so moist. I loved it...as did everyone else. Thanks for the great recipe Jackie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2012
I really really liked this cake. It took about 2 hours to cook but was well worth the wait. I don't have a bunt pan so I just used my 10qt pot placed it on a rack and put in a larger pot. I didn't use aluminum foil to cover it I just used my pot lid. The cake is even great leftover the next day. My father thinks the texture is more like a brownie than cake. But my whole family of seven loved it. Read More
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