Steamed Sponge Cake (鸡蛋糕)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I saw this on my sister-in-law’s recipe blog. What caught my eye were the incredibly little amount of different ingredients required and the few steps needed to arrive at the end-product.

I still have not bought an electric mixer and so, the beating was done the old-fashioned way – by hand. My arm felt ready to break by the time the mixture was deemed ready to be poured into a tray for steaming. But then again, this would be classified as a labour of love :)

Steamed Sponge Cake 2

Steamed Sponge Cake 1

Steamed Sponge Cake (鸡蛋糕)


200 gm self-raising flour
200 gm sugar
4 eggs


1. Beat eggs and sugar together till ribbon stage is reached and the mixture is pale yellow in colour.

2. Gradually fold in the flour till well-mixed.

3. Pour the mixture into a baking pan and sprinkle sugar across the mixture into a + sign.

4. Steam on high heat for 25 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

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Anonymous said...

what is the purpose of sprinkling sugar in a + symbol? thanks

Mommy With Passion said...

Hi, so sorry for this extremely belated reply, I have been busy with other engagements and have not been in here for a really long while. The purpose is sprinkling sugar in a cross is to create the + cracked effect where the sugar falls.