Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Steamed Milk Cake

Fresh from the steamer!  Yes, I just made these like 20 mins ago for our tea today.  This is really a very simple recipe and the best thing is, no mixer needed!

The last time I made these, I filled the cup to 3/4 full and had a dome shaped cake.  Today, I filled up to 4/5 full and they smile very nicely to me :-)

I should have used paper liners instead of muffin cups as the cups seemed to have puffed up a little due to the heat.

Steamed Milk Cake
(Recipe adapted from Aunty Yochana's blog, makes about 6 cupcakes)

170 gm. Fresh Milk (I used a mixture of Full Cream and Skim Milk)
60 gm. sugar
100 gm. cake flour
20 gm. rice flour
2 tsp. double-action baking powder

  1. Use a hand whisk to whisk fresh milk with sugar until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and stir well.
  3. Spoon into small cups lined with paper cups.
  4. Steam at high heat for 10 - 13 mins. or until cooked.
  5. Remove and cool on wire rack.


Aries said...

Wow so pretty. Thanks for the recipe.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This look amazing, without whisk and can have such nice cake, I guess the double action baking powder play the important role.

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

Ur steamed cake looks very fluffy and soft. I copied this recipe from Aunt Yochana's blog long time ago but have yet to try it out, to many to-do list. I think I shall try it out soon.

WendyinKK said...

They are smiling at me...

Pei-Lin said...

Those cakes laugh like nobody's business!! Looks very moist! Should be fluffy, too!


Anonymous said...

hi sis,loves to give a trial,,may i noe can i used SR.Flour,,or uesed plain flour n add only baking powder?....(cos i don used double action powder),,,thanks fr u kind response,,,

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Keep some for me next ime for my afternoon tea ok !

pigpigscorner said...

They all look so nicely puffed up! I've always wanted to try making these.

Blessed Homemaker said...

bamk, wendy,

Sonia, my kids love this milk cake. Yes, must use double action baking power, else may not work.

I also procrastinate making this but after trying out once, I got addicted as it's really simple. And the important thing is, my kids enjoyed the cake.

Pei-Lin, it's soft and fluffy but I thought it tasted somewhat like Huat Kueh, just that it's a milk version.

Anony, I'm not sure if this works with SRF as double action baking powder is cruial in the steaming process. No harm trying since it's such a simple recipe.

Pearlyn, I'll double the recipe next time I make this so I can fly some over to you ;-)

Ann, you really should try this. It's so quick and easy.

Noob Cook said...

this looks good! perfect for tea time. maybe i should try steaming next time :)

shy kitchen said...

So lovely. Must try. Am sure my kids would love it.

Blessed Homemaker said...

noobcook & shykitchen,
Please try and let me know how yours turn out, bald or smiling ;-)

Anonymous said...

Your cake looks delicious! I am going to try to make them this weekend. But if I don't have rice flour, can I subsitutue them with something else or leave that out of the recipe? What is the purpose of rice flour in a recipe?

Blessed Homemaker said...

Hi Anony,
I don't know what to replace but I think it's ok to omit rice flour since the amount used is small.

Irene said...

Yrs look really good! I gave it a try & it's not smiling at all! ;-< But I will give it another go soon!

Blessed Homemaker said...

Irene, if you see yochana's pics, her cakes didn't "smile" too. I'm not sure if the end result should be round or smiling.

evesauraus said...

Hi, could you advise if it's possible to fully substitute fresh full fat milk for skim milk in this recipe? I want to make the cake fat free.. Thanks very much..

Blessed Homemaker said...

evesauraus, I think it's ok to use skim/low fat milk. Do let me know how it turn out for you.

Melody said...

Hi,BH...I've been lurking around your fantastic blog for some months now, and i must say that it has provided me ideas on what to make for my son who's 2+ as snacks. Thanks!
I've tried this recipe twice but I don't seem to get the nice fluffy texture that u did. It is very "dense" instead and harden even more when it cooled. My son finished them all tho...asking for more "muffin cake" after that. Guess he's quite a rubbish bin after all.
Is it due to the extrafine flour i use instead of cake flour? or becoz i used a wok to steam? Thanks...i'm determine to do this until i get the fluffy cakes like yours! :Ϸ

Blessed Homemaker said...

Hi Melody,
Thanks for leaving me a note :)

I'm glad to know that my simple recipes have given you some inspiration.

I suspect you may have stirred too much.

Hope to see more comments from you ;-)