Monday, October 11, 2010

鸡蛋糕 Steamed Sponge Cake

My man loves to eat 鸡蛋糕 from young,
when he was younger, my mother in law will make it together with him.
So now, as his wife, I'm taking over the role of his mother.
We came up with our own recipe...
with some experiences in making sponge cakes,
I used that knowledge to gauge.

The result was quite good..and we used very basic ingredients..
It was spongy..
and i guess healthier, no butter, just 1 Tbsp of Oil.

I cut into 8 slices, I ate 1, and guess where's the rest?
His TUMMY! just like a kid =)
He's a good helper in our kitchen, I will ask him to get this and that, lots of requests!
But he's always willing to help.
Must really thank him for his patience and time.

So after my long story...
Wanna try our recipe?  =P

鸡蛋糕 Steamed Sponge Cake

5 Medium Eggs
190g Sugar
130g Cake Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 Tbsp Custard Powder
1 Tbsp Oil

Preheat your steamer.
1. Add sugar to eggs and beat on high speed immediately after adding.
2. Turn to low when batter has nearly doubled in volume, thick and pale in colour.
3. Sieve in cake flour, baking powder and custard powder.
4. Beat for another 15 seconds on low speed.
5. Use a spatula and fold oil into the batter & at the same time
check for any excess flour not mixed into the batter.
6. Pour batter into a 20cm pan, use aluminum foil to cover it. Poke some holes in the foil. 
6. Steam on medium high heat for 30 minutes. 
(Check whether water has nearly dried up after 15 minutes of steaming, 
if yes, pour more hot water into the steamer)
7. Use a skewer or satay stick to poke right into the middle of the cake to check whether it's cooked,
if it comes out clean, it's done!
8. Remove from heat and let it cool in the pan on a wire rack.
9. When it has completely cooled down, unmould, slice and serve.


  1. Coraine, your ang is a good helper and great supporter, he managed to finish almost whole cake himself, this cake must be darn good :).

  2. Hey Jess..thank u yeah! He is my biggest supporter~ HEHE..and i think ur family supports u too!!

  3. Your ah lau so good, very supportive. Mine not so keen on eating my product so I always bring it to my mum or sis.

    Will try out the cake maybe tomorrow evening.

  4. Hey Irene..why your lao like that?!?so means u stay really near your sis and mum?

    HAHA! how is the ji dan gao !?!?!?

  5. 嘴叼。。。。。

    I stay in SK, sis Punggol and mama Hougang. Usually I bring to mama place, she collect from there

    Going to do this Sat, last few days no time : P

  6. what will he eat!? everybody is near by u~ very lucky!!! so u wont be lonely..hehe..but i think with your girls, u r bz enough~

    Hey let me know the outcome of this cake OK =) thank u!!

  7. I'm going to try this ... Nick has a friend who is allergic to dairy and he will be coming to Nick's birthday party ... it would be nice if he can eat this while everyone is eating cakes.

  8. Hi Tricia =)!
    Yeah try it! when will that be?
    Actually eggs are in the dairy food category right?

  9. Are eggs dairy too?? I don't know. I better email his mom to be sure.