My Recipe

Steamed Sponge Cake

Ingredients:

2½ oz (2 cup + 1 tsp) – All purpose flour
1½ oz (1/3 cup) – Bread flour
1 oz (3 cup) – Custard powder
0.3 oz (1½ Tbsp) – Milk powder or all purpose flour
1/4 tsp – Baking soda
1 tsp + 1/8 tsp – Baking powder
2 drops – Vanilla essence
5 oz (1 cup tightly packed) – Brown sugar
2 – Large egg
100 ml – Evaporated milk
2 oz (4½ Tbsp) – Lard
1/8 tsp – Potassium carbonate and sodium bi-carbonate solution

Method:

  1. Sift flours, custard powder, baking soda and milk powder. Set aside.
  2. Beat egg, half portion (50 ml) evaporated milk, vanilla essence with sugar. Fold in flour mixture. Cover and rest the batter for 30 minutes.
  3. Melt lard and set aside.
  4. After 30 minutes, mix baking powder with 1 Tbsp of remaining evaporated milk (50 ml) and 1 Tbsp of batter. Set aside.
  5. Add potassium carbonate and sodium bi-carbonate solution to the batter. Mix well.
  6. Add remaining evaporated milk (35 ml) and mix again.
  7. Add baking powder and milk mixture prepared in Step 4. Stir to combine.
  8. Add melted lard and mix thoroughly.
  9. Pour batter into a parchment paper lined bottomless cake tin placed inside a bamboo steamer. (or make a square parchment paper cake tin that fits into the bamboo steamer.) Cover and steam on high heat for 30 minutes.