Thursday, June 18, 2009

Steamed Cake With Wolfberry

This is the first time I am using wolfberry in a cake :) I normally used them in soup or braised chicken but in a cake…nope this is a novelty for me . Thanks to Piggy’s Cooking Journal that I came to know that wolfberry has a lot of anti-oxidant properties and it’s a perfect match for this steamed cake. The natural sweetness and the light scent from the wolfberry adds flavor to the cake. This cake doesn’t use egg yolks , it uses only the whites…. a healthy cake no doubt. Good for children and adults :) Easily digestible too. I will definitely make this again.

Out of hot it looks great
the smooth and soft texture is a real delight

one healthy snack for the kids and adults
easy and no fuss cake

Steamed Cake with Wolfberry Recipe - adapted from Piggy's Cooking Journal

115g egg white (about 3 eggs)
85g caster sugar
140g self-raising flour
1g salt
35ml milk
10ml olive oil
80g dry wolfberry

1)Lightly grease a 9X5-inch baking pan with olive oil, then line the pan with baking paper. Soak wolfberry in a bowl of water for 3-5 minutes, dish out and then pat dry with paper towel.
2) In a medium bowl, whisk egg white with an electric mixer until foamy. Continue to whisk and at the same time, add sugar in 3 batches. Whip the egg white until stiff peak forms
3) Sift flour and salt over egg white mixture. Using a wide spatula, fold the mixture until just combined.
4) Mix milk, oil and 60g of wolfberry in a bowl, pour over egg white mixture. Fold the mixture until well combined.
5) Sprinkle remaining 20g of wolfberry on the cake. Pour the batter into the baking pan, steam in medium heat for 20 mins.

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  1. look so delicious...... and such a healthy cake too. very keen to try this out. does it taste very sweet? my kids do not have a sweet tooth.

  2. Hi Skinnymum , nope not that sweet, juz nice..if you like you can reduce by 75 - 80g of sugar instead of 85g. The wolfberries are sweet by itself, so if you kids do not have sweet tooth then 75 would be juz nice for them. Very good for kids!

  3. wow that cake looks great! i've only seen wolfberries before in soups or savory dishes, so it's so interesting to see them in sweet ones!

  4. Elin, I want this cake so much, and am forcing my friend to make it for me, hahahahaha

  5. OO, didn't know wolfberry can be used to bake cake. Thought it can only be used in soups. Interesting. Looks so delicious!

  6. @ Pearl : I was amazed too with this this wolfberry cake recipe and knew I had to try it out and it was good! :)

    @ Kenny T : haha your galfriend make it for you ? I hope you like it too.

    @ Karine : Hi, thanks for dropping me a line :) It does taste good.

    @ Sugar Bean : Hi,hope you can find wolfberries in UK and that you can make the cake yourself. Simple and easy does it!

  7. Thanks for the link about wolfberries - I didn't recognize that name but I do know what goji berries are. This looks steamed cake looks soooo good - I'm going to save it. Do you think I can make it in individual tins? I don't have a steamer big enough to fit a loaf pan.

  8. Glad that you enjoy this recipe too! Agree that this is a healthy snack, as the cake itself is not too sweet, and butter is not required in the recipe. ;-)

  9. @ Tangled Noodle : Yup you may use cupcakes too if you like but cover with aluminium foil so that during steaming ,water doesn't drop onto the surface of the cake :)

    @ Piggy : Hi Piggy, I love this cake the moment I saw it on your blog :) thanks for sharing the recipe with us.


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