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Banana Steamed Cake ~ 蒸香蕉蛋糕

These steamed banana cupcakes are very delicious, not only are they soft, but very aromatic.  You can serve them for breakfast or for afternoon tea and they still maintain their soft texture.  If you prefer them a bit warm just steam them for a few minutes and they are ready to go!



Banana Steamed Cake ~  蒸香蕉蛋糕  (adapted from 'here'')
Ingredients
  • 225 gm cake flour or plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 'L' eggs
  • 135 gm caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 very ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 112 ml vegetable oil
  • a pinch of salt
Method
  1. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda, salt, mix well.
  2. Beat eggs til foamy at low speed, then slowly add in sugar to combine.  Increase speed to medium for about 5 mins. until mixture is pale and reaches ribbon stage.
  3. Add in the mashed bananas and vanilla.
  4. Fold in the the flour mixture OR you can sift the flour mixture into the egg mixture, in 3 batches, till just combined.  Lastly add in oil.
  5. Spoon mixture into cupcake moulds, about 3/4 full.  Tap lightly to remove air bubbles.
  6. Steam under medium heat for about 15 mins. till skewer comes out clean.
  7. Yield :  7 steamed cakes depending on size.

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