Monday, July 11, 2011

Steamed sponge cake ~ Take 2


I made this using the same recipe as my previous post of  'Steamed sponge cake' but this time added in black sesame seeds to lend an extra flavour.  I was very pleased with the result as the cake was soft, not too sweet and tasted good with a slight sweet aroma of sesame.  I can never resist steamed sponge cake as it's light, oil free and the best part is that I can have more without much hesitation!












Relax and enjoy with a cup of piping hot 'Kopi-0'  .................

Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 oz sugar
  • 4 oz superfine flour
  • 2  tsp black sesame seeds + a bit extra to sprinkle
  • 1/2  tsp baking powder
Method
  1. Lightly pound the black sesame seeds and set aside.
  2. Sift the flour with the baking powder, set aside.
  3. Whisk eggs, egg white and pounded sesame seeds with sugar till thick and creamy.  (When whisk is lifted up, a ribbon of batter will form before disappearing, then the eggs are ready).
  4. Gently fold in the sifted flour with a hand whisk in 3 batches.  Mix till well incorporated but not too long.
  5. Pour batter into a prepared paper lined 8 inch cake tin and sprinkle some black sesame seeds on top.
  6. Lightly tap out the air bubbles on the surface.
  7. Steam cake immediately under rapidly boiling water for 30 to 35 mins.
  8. When opening the cover of the steamer, be quick and make sure that no condensed water will drip onto the cake.
  9. Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  10. Remove and let cake sit in the pan for about 5 mins.
  11. Unmould, and let cake cool completely on a wire rack.
  12. When cold, cut the cake with a serrated knife before serving.

Other recipes of Steamed sponge cakes :

Kai Tan Koh (Steamed sponge cake) @  Test with Skewer
Steam sponge cake  @  My Kitchen Snippets

Also I'm submitting this  entry to  Muhibbah Malaysian Monday.  Do check it out   'Here'.

22 comments:

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  1. I can see the fluffiness of the cake from your pictures. I like guilt-free food too and this is fantastic!

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  2. Mmm...this steamed sponges cake looks white and soft like cotton. I want to join you for coffee too :)

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  3. This is my kind of cake - healthy and good!

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  4. Zoe
    Thank you. You can indulge in as many pieces as you wish.

    Yummylittlecooks
    Yes, virtually oil free

    Ann
    You're most welcome, have a cuppa of Ipoh white coffee!

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  5. soft and spongy! Your black sesame version sounds good to me!

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  6. want to put my hand in and squeeze it looks so good

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  7. This just reminded me of kueh tu-tu...I don't know why. Maybe due to the pure-white of the cake.

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  8. indeed it look very soft and sponge, i have so long did not steam sponge cake for my kids, i have to give it a try soon.

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  9. penny
    Think it'll go down well with teh tarik too!

    lena
    Yup, like the black sesame aroma.

    Rebecca
    Ha, ha, it's soft.

    tigerfish
    Kueh tu-tu? Haven't heard of it before. Perhaps you can tell me more about it.

    Sonia
    Perhaps you should give it a shot too!

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  10. I would and could have easily finished the whole cake!

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  11. Angie
    I can also finish the whole cake too as it's light and oil-free!

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  12. So light and fluffy! I must try this, love the addition of the black sesame. Thank you for another great MM post dear :)

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  13. PS - I only just noticed! Thank you for the shout-out also, very kind :)

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  14. Hi Good day to you.
    Thanks for posting this delicious and healthy recipe, I will give a try by next week.

    But I wonder what type of flour I can use to substitute Superfine Flour?
    I have google search about it, is it make by a combination of all purpose flour and corn starch?

    Thanks!

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  15. Sarah's Daddy and Mommy
    Thanks for dropping by. Superfine flour is flour that's extra fine used for chiffon,sponge cakes. It's also referred to as cake flour. Basically it's just plain flour,if you can't find superfine or cake flour, just use plain flour and sift it twice. Hope this helps!

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  16. Hi is me again. Thank you so much for your reply.
    I managed to get the Superfine flour, but can I use white sesame in this recipe?

    I do not have hand whisk. Can spatula or fork can mix the flour well?
    Is it mix the flour till it dissolve?

    Thanks again!

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  17. Sarah's Daddy and Mommy
    White sesame seeds won't be able to give you a contrasting effect. After whisking the eggs and sugar with an electric beater, fold in the flour with a balloon/hand whisk, but then I suppose you can fold in flour with a spatula and mix in thoroughly. Just mix lightly till no traces of flour is seen but not to overdo it. Getting a balloon/hand whisk is a good investment. It's really very useful.

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  18. Hi, I have tried the recipe and it turned out well.
    Me and my family loves it.

    Thanks alot.

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  19. Sarah's Daddy and Mommy
    So glad that you managed to try it out and liked it.

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