Thursday, September 11, 2008

Steamed Cake

I looked through my To-Do-List and found this simple to make cake. Steamed Cake, and it uses olive oil instead of butter and one large egg only. What intrique me most was the olive oil and this was the first time I came across steamed cake using olive oil. Will olive oil be nice ?? As I looked through the ingredients and the method , I knew I had to make this for tomorrow breakfast …:))))

It was the most simplest to do cake and even those who are amateur will be able to do it. The sesame seeds gave the cake a subtle scent and gave it a nice speckles appearance. The only thing to take note is the heat when steaming. It should be on medium flame and do not over steam. The original recipe has a smooth top and not ‘ smiling’ face like mine…shhhh I steamed it on high flame and that’s why the cuppies gave me a big wide smile ( i prefer them smiling )anyway steaming on high will make the cuppies looks like ‘ Huat Kueh ‘ but will not affect the texture .

After frying the sesame seeds, I used a heavy metal spoon and pressed the seeds so that it will be more fragrant when mixed with the flour mixture. One load can make 6 small cuppies..juz nice for Daddy and I. We ate two for supper coz we can’t resist it when it came out of the steamer and kept the rest for breakfast . ….mmmmm yummz :)

Simplest method ever :)

One load can make 6 cuppies

steaming on high will cause the cake to smile
original cake has a smooth top :)

the smiling cuppies still in the steamer

I took some to office for my friend Nan
lucky lady

One for the album
*wink, wink*
Actually showing off to my Piggy boy.
Has my photography skill improved?

Steamed Cake


130 g superfine flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 large egg
70g caster sugar
1/8 tsp salt
85 ml milk
3 tbsp olive oil
10g black and white sesame


1) Sift the flour and baking powder together.
2) Stir-fry the sesame in a wok until fragrant. Remove from wok and leave to cool.
3) Whisk the egg, sugar and salt in a large bowl until thicken and the sugar has dissolved
4) Add in milk, stir the mixture until combine, follow by olive oil, mix well
5) Add in the flour mixture. Stir until the flour is fully combined with the egg mixture,
finally add in the sesame
6) Scoop the mixture into 6 cupcakes or 5 muffin cups
7) Steam the cakes for 15 minute on medium flame.



  1. ooh...where's out share...?
    am missing home so much now....exams are horrid...i need some cakes to destress :P

  2. Hmm...thanks for sharing this. Would like to try this out soon.

  3. @joanna: Hi Piggy, your share dad ate it adi... ;) For the time being destress by just drooling over the cakes on my blog..rmb that's my purpose in starting this blog.for u and josh :))))

    @ little inbox: you are welcome and it is really yummy, no regrets :)


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