Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kuih Bahulu 鸡蛋糕 Egg Sponge Cake

Wondering what's Kuih Bahulu? Take a look at the picture HERE

It's a kind of traditional egg sponge cake, baked in cast iron moulds.
Thanks to SONIA, we can now bake Kuih Bahulu in muffin cups/pans!

I baked mine using cuppies and muffin pan.

the cake rose really nicely...
I filled each cup 95% full with batter..I love how the cakes rise high up!

It's soft and spongy plus really light!
slightly dry in texture, but it's supposed to be this way =)
I only beat the egg for about 15-20 minutes on low by handheld mixer.

Not to forget those baked in muffin pan...
Golden Brown~~~
How tempting....

My lovely Piglet is hungry again! HAHA!

and notice that these pictures are a bit brighter than usual? 
I've found a better spot in the house to take pictures,
next to my rubbish chute!
but the area is not dirty at all, I've sealed up the rubbish chute long ago to deny access to pests!!

I'm sure if you bake this, it will bring some childhood memories back to you! =)

Kuih Bahulu 鸡蛋糕 Egg Sponge Cake
5 Large Eggs, Room Temperature
150g Caster Sugar
170g Cake Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
2tbsp Melted Butter (I replaced with oil)

Kuaci (Melon seed)

1. Sift cake flour and baking powder, set aside.

2. Beat eggs and sugar over low speed in a mixer for 30mins or until the batter is thick and creamy (or you can write a letter "O" on the surface of batter and it should stay there for few seconds)

3. Add in melted butter spoon by spoon. (I used a spatula to fold in for this and flour)

4. Slowly add in flour mixture, also spoon by spoon until batter well combined.

5. Pre-heat oven at 180c and also heat muffin pan in the oven at the same time.

6. Remove muffin pan, brush butter on the bottom and side of each muffin mould.

7. Pour batter into muffin mould (about 80% full), bake for 20-25mins or until golden brown.



  1. Beautiful clicks Coraine. Next time I'll bake Kuih Bahulu in the mini cuppies instead :))

  2. Wow, yours look so light and fluffy, well done. Yesterday, I done a really Traditional way of steamed egg sponge cake, very good too, will share soon.

  3. Wow, they look so nice..This is one of my childhood food, will find one fine day to bake this again!

  4. I'm still looking for 'the spot'.
    Your bauhulu looks good
    Love it with a cup of kopi-o

  5. They are so cute! I remember eating these lovely cakes when I was young.

  6. Hi Coraine,

    I accidentally found your Kueh Baulu recipe and I immediately try it and WOW, prefect. Now I am trying to put it over night and see whether it still stay the same. Last year I went back to Singapore and brought back a small Kueh Baulu toast and try to make it but its not the same. So happy I found your recipe, thanks a lot.


  7. thanks everybody!! they really bring back some childhood memories for many of us!

    Hey Jenny! Glad that yours turned out really nice!! do you have a blog? mind sending me the pictures?

  8. Beautiful bahulu pictures, beautiful music...

  9. Hi,there i luv to bake n do kuih stuff but im a occasionaly baker,due to some reason.nICE to see yr blog n ur passion of a music teacher too..

  10. Just bought a pack of those factory baked Kuih Bahulu from Giant. My 3 princesses always like it, and this inspire me to find the recipe and bake for them. :">

    Thanks for sharing and will definitely try it soon! :D

  11. Hi Coraine, I had tried your recipe today. It turned out real good, Thanks for your Sharing. It reminds me with lots of my Wonderful childhood when I was baking them. :D

  12. thank you for sharing
    fantastic results
    my daughter loved it