Steamed chinese sponge cake

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1. 5 Eggs (I used B size), 4 nos if you are using large A eggs
2. 100g Castor Sugar
3. 1 tsp Ovalett 黄油
4. 1 tsp pure Pandan leaves juice (for Pandan flavour)

(B) Sifted
1. 120g Superfine Flour
2. 20g Self-Raising Flour
3. 1/2 tbsp Double Action Baking Powder

1. 40ml Coconut Milk
(You may use 40ml of Ice Cream Soda / Orange bicarbonate drink to substitute if you do not like coconut milk for plain flavour.


My mum is a great chef! Most of her cooking are my favourites. She is getting old, I wish that I could record down all her recipes so that I could cook for her one day, also to pass on to my children and family members.

After going through some recipes, I still cannot decide what to bake for a start. Suddenly come to my mind is my childhood taste of my favourite cake - Ji Dan Gao 鸡蛋糕.

I love cakes and I love this steamed cake as it is not oily at all and so soft...It is also my mum and my grandma's favourite cake.

The Ji Dan Gao flavour that I like most is Pandan, therefore I also made it for myself as a reward!

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1. Put ingredient (A) into a mixing bowl, use high speed to mix until thick and creamy. It only takes about 5 minutes with my small!

2. Divide flour (B) into 2 or 3 portions, use lowest speed to mix well.

3. Finally, add in (C) to mix until all well combined.

4. Pour batter into a 9"/22cm lined round baking tin and leave aside for 10 minutes. Now you can set up your steamer.

5. Steam over high heat for about 30 minutes till the cake is completely cooked. You may use wooden skewer to test and the wooden skewer should come out clean if the cake is well cooked. Remove, let cool and keep in a tupperware.


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Traditional way doesnt use ovalette. Just egg, sugar, flour and some may add cream soda.

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Looks good. Traditional way doesnt use ovalette. Just egg, sugar, flour and cream soda.

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