Chinese Yellow Cake

It’s not What You’re Used to

A mention of “cake” will make many people ‘s mouths water; and this Chinese yellow cake can certainly do that. Your rarely see a baked dish in Chinese food; and this one is no exception – You steam it. As a result, besides being fluffy, it’s guaranteed to be moist. And to the benefit of all the novices, you’ll never burn it!

It’s also easy and fast to make. You can get all the ingredients at any supermarkets, and get the cake done from scratch in less than an hour.

I believe in flexibility in home cooking. You may experiment and adjust the ingredients and even the steaming time to suite your own taste, or surprise your “customers”.

Now, try it and enjoy!

Things You’ll Need:

  • All-purpose flour, 1 cup
  • Baking powder, 4 tbsp
  • Sugar, ½ cup
  • Cooking oil, ¼ cup
  • Water, ½ cup
  • Vanilla extract (optional), 1 tsp
  • Eggs, 4 - 5
  • Large steamer, wok or pan with rack


Step 1
In large bowl, beat eggs to liquid consistency.

Step 2
Combine all ingredients with eggs, mixing well;
Remove to appropriate sized cake pan or dish, filled to 1-inch depth.

Step 3
Boil 2 quarts of water in steamer.

Step 4
Place cake pan in steamer;
Steam for 20 minutes on high heat.

Step 5
Let cake sit for 5 minutes;
Remove from steamer, cut to desired sizes and serve.

Tips and Warnings:

· Separate cake mixture into smaller batches if large steamer and cake pan not available;

· Avoid close contact with steam to prevent scalding.

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