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Sweet potato steamed cake ~ 红薯蒸蛋糕

After making the  Okinawan black sugar steamed cakes, I  made these and this time  added in some sweet potatoes.  These are moist, not overly sweet and can be enjoyed as a healthy breakfast or served with  a hot pot of brewed tea to snack on.

Sweet potato steamed cakes ~  红薯蒸蛋糕
  • 1 egg
  • 60 gm caster sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100 ml milk
  • 150 gm plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 150 gm sweet potato
  1. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1 cm cubes, soak in water, drain.
  2. Mix the plain flour with baking powder and salt, sift.
  3. Whisk egg and mix in sugar.
  4. Add in milk, mix well, followed by oil, mix till well incorporated.
  5. Mix in the sifted flour and drained sweet potatoes.
  6. Mix well and scoop into paper and silicon cups.
  7. Steam  in medium boiling water for about 20 mins.
  8. Remove from steamer and let stand for 10 mins. before unmoulding.
  9. Yield :  6 steamed cakes


  1. I really get myself a traditional steamer! These look healthy, light and delicious, Cheah.

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