Friday 11 November 2022

Steamed Mik Cake

I believe steamed sponge cake has a lower energy consumption as compare to baking it in an oven. Steam the cake at low heat to get a flat-top cake, and minimize the cake shrinkage while cooling down. This recipe also omits the use of baking powder in leavening the cake - just count on the air trapped in the meringue.

Video of the steamed milk cake 👇

All ingredients in room temperature 
Using 57 to 59g eggs

2 egg whites 
Pinch of low sodium salt
30g fine sugar
20g raw sugar/fine sugar
2 egg yolks

70g top/cake flour

50g low-fat milk
10g condensed milk/golden syrup
10g rice bran oil/mild flavour vegetable oil


1. Line a 135x45mm round pan with parchment paper. Set it aside.

2. Start to bring 130g of water in a 18cm sauce pan or a small pot to a boil in medium-low heat. Cover the pot with a glass lid with a steam vent.

3. Mix {C} ingredients in a small glass. Set aside.

4. In a clean and dry mixing bowl, beat egg white with salt, fine sugar and raw sugar till reaching firm peak. Mix in yolks and beat till reaching ribbon stage as {A}.

5. Sieve and mix in 1/3 of {B} using an electric hand mixer.

Pour and mix in 1/2 of {C} milk mixture from Step 3. Continue to mix in the remaining {B} and {C} in alternating sequence. End the mixing with {B}. Use a silicone spatula to do a final mixing into a smooth batter.
In the sequence of: 1/3 B → 1/2 C → 1/3 B → 1/2 C  →1/3 B 

6. Pour the batter into one 135x45mm round pan lined with parchment paper prepared in Step 1.

7. Lower the pan into a pot of boiling water, and stand over a low steamer rack. .  

Steam at medium-low heat for 5 minutes; lower to low heat and continue to steam for 15 minutes

Turn off the heating, without opening the lid, let the cake simmer for 5 minutes to gradually “cool down”.

8. Open the lid carefully to avoid the steam condensation from dripping to the cake surface. Drop the cake with pan over a cloth thrice. 

Let the cake cool down for 5 minutes before lifting out of the cake pan. 

Cut the cake after cooling down. Enjoy 😋

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