With the new implementation for schools to shift to fully home-based learning from 8 April 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are spending more time cooping ourselves up at home while filling our pantries with necessary supplies.
MILO, a chocolate and malt powdered drink, brands itself as an energy beverage that has, since its introduction, been loved by families and young alike.
By a stroke of luck, I chanced upon a MILO cake recipe requiring only three basic ingredients you definitely will have. I was stoked. What better way for us to get creative than to start cooking?
To create this incredibly easy and decadent cake, I used two cups of MILO powder, four eggs and two tablespoons of condensed milk. I combined all the ingredients in a bowl and whisked the mixture till it was smooth, before pouring the cake batter into a bowl (you can choose to use a blender or hand mixer as an alternative to a whisk, and a cake tin instead of a bowl). I then proceeded to steam the cake for an hour.
When it was in the steamer, there was a sudden tantalising smell of an ambrosial steamed cake that pervaded my living room. It was unstoppable and brought an ever so familiar scent, like my favourite childhood drink—a sweet, warm chocolatey aroma.
After an hour of what felt like an eternity, voilà!—a steamed MILO cake sprinkled with more MILO powder. Dense, rich and decadent with the flavour reminiscent of an agar-agar or crème brûlée. Velvety smooth, slightly fluffy and jiggly, but not cloyingly sweet, this dessert was so rich that just a small silver sufficed.
The beauty of this dessert lies in its simplicity, therefore an essentially fool-proof recipe.
My only gripe was that it was too rich for my liking as I am someone who prefers a more subtle relish. However, good things are meant to be shared, so why not share a slice with someone you love?
If you want to indulge in a chocolatey and malty treat, then this effortless recipe is the one for you. Intense and amazingly moist, it is guaranteed to satisfy any dessert cravings you have without breaking the bank or your stay-home notice. Baking, I mean steaming, this is really, a piece of cake!
Price: Average cost per 1 cake—$3