Thursday, July 26, 2007

Steam Sponge Cake

I was reading Nonya's blog and she made Steam Sponge Cake. It kind of reminds me of my childhood where my mother used to made this for us too. In those days we don't have electrical mixer so my brothers and I will help my mother whisking the eggs and sugar with a small hand whisk. We will sit on a stool in the kitchen and whisking away and it was tiring. We never weight the ingredients. We just 'agak agak' like 10 eggs, 1 kati of sugar and 1 kati of flour. Then we will pour the batter into a steaming basket and steam it on a wood fire stove. I remember it taste so good especially with a hot cup of kopi-O.

Here is a really simple recipe:

6 eggs
1 1/4 cups of sugar
2 cups of flour
4 tbsp of melted butter
1 tsp of vanilla
1 tsp of baking powder
a pinch of salt

1) Whisk the eggs and sugar until is white and fluffy or double the volume.
2) Slowly fold in the flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla.
3) Lastly add in the melted batter.
4) Pour into a greased pan and steam for 25 minutes or until is done.

Note : I made it in different colors and steam it in a little baking pan. Big mistake because it so hard to remove the cake. That is why you will notice the cake 'pecah pecah' The next time I will just steam it in a muffin pan.


Cat Cat said...

Your steam sponge cake berwarna-warni - cantik macam chef-nya. ;}

The resipi is so simple and looks like it's easy to make.
I will give it a try later.

aiyah nonya said...

Hey , your look better than mine.
I will give this a try. Thanks

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Zue Murphy said...

Gert, I don't see any pecah pun. Your kuih is so cute. I do like the combination of colors. Geram! If only I can eat it out of this screen!

NorthBorneoGirl said...

recipe looks easy enough to follow Gert .. now to find the time to make it .. will definitely give this a try :-)

ICook4Fun said...

Cat, is really simple. You should give it a try and is not that fattening like cakes with loads of butter.

Nonya, the cake is not pretty because the botom 'pecah' if you look closely

Beachlover, thanks for stopping by here. I started this blog since last year.

Zue, buatlah kuih ni. Rasanya a bit macam kuih apam.

Envy, I am sure your kids will like it. This cake is really easy to make and steam really quick too.

Rita Ho said...

Woohoo! Christmas in July at the Partane household! Sorry, Gert, just had to tease you about the lovely color choice. Is this similar to the "soong" kuih sometimes sold for certain Hokkien festivals?

ICook4Fun said...

Rita, this is more like the yellow 'kai tan koh' we used to eat.

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Salt N Turmeric said...

is this the same one like back home where there's kelapa on top?

btw, wht pecah2? i tot thts how theyr supposed to look like? if not, my bad.

note to self, gotta get a steamer.

ICook4Fun said...

fan-c, semua orang punya blog you pun tahu ah :)

PJ, the kuih yang you cakap tu apam ke with kelapa on top? Ini just normal steam sponge cake saja.

Rita Ho said...

Got it, Gert! I used the buy the baked "kat-tan-koh" (in slices) from pasar malam. Very nice, dipped in tea or milo. :)

Sue Sue said...

Is this also called the 'Apom' with some coconut on top?
Looks nice and makes my itchy hand wanted to try out coming weekend.

ICook4Fun said...

Sue, this is 'kai tan koh' our chinese style. I just mixed some colour and steam it in a different mold ;) The original version is just pour everything in a baking pan and steam it.

MummyDing said...

I would like to make this but could you advise how to steam it in different colour layers?

ICook4Fun said...

MummyDing, just divide the batter into portions, color it and pour one layer into steaming pan and steam for 6-7 minutes (depend on the thickness) follows by the next layer.

Unknown said...

First Kai tan koh with melted butter.