Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Steamed Butter Cake

Once in blue moon, you wanted something different from the usually oven-baked goodies/ cakes etc.. one turned to the also endless possibilities of baking cake using steamer.. why not? its a perfect choice and most steamed cakes, are moister and fluffier ( in my opinion only). So yours truely trawled the wide world of web loking for a simple ( hehe has to be..I am definitely in a lazy mode at this point) yet finger licking good steamed butter cake.. hmm but easier said than done. Found hundrends of recipes for steam chocolate cakes but only handfuls for basic butter cake.
After looking recipes after regipes the yes started to get blurry, and I think why not just take the familiar Steamed Chocolate Cake by BEBOP and adapted it to a butter cake instead...

After tweaking her and there, the result is this recipe as follow..since myself thought that the mixture lacks colour to make attractive , I just add dash of bown colouring... Ignore the pics of being blurry and no so professionally posed ( hahahah.. as like all the other photos in this blog of mine). The bottomline is this cakes is very moist and delicious too.. come and get it..



250 gm butter
11/2 cups caster sugar
11/4 cup Evaporated Milk (Susu Cair)
4 large Eggs ( slightly beaten)
2 cups flour
1/2 cup of horlick (plain) - (if you prefer plain, omit thia and, just increase the flour to 21/2 cups)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
brown food colouring ( if you like)


1. Sift flour , baking powder and baking soda together. Set aside.

2.Heat the butter in a medium pan until melted. Pour in the evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla essence, stir all the way until melted. Set aside to cool for 5-8 minutes.

3.Fold-in the beaten eggs and stir to combine.

4. Fold-in horlicks and flour until well combined. You can add food colouring at this point if you wish.

5.Greased and lined a 7 inch tin and pour batter into tin.

6. Steamed for about 11/2 hours.To check for doneness insert skewer into middle of cake, if skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake then it done.

7. Remove cake and cool it on a wire rack.

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