Steamed chinese sponge cake, ji dan gao (simple version)

8 servings
10 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 8

Ingredients :

1. 5 Eggs (medium size)

2. 90g Caster Sugar

3. 1 tsp Ovalett / Cake Emulsifier

(B) 180g Self-Raising Flour - sifted

(C) 60ml F&N Sweeten Orange Juice Concentrate or any preferred brand, make sure you get the sweet one otherwise you have to add more sugar.

For the ¼ portion Cocoa Mixture if to make like marble cake effect :

1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder, ¼ tsp chocolate emulco and add 1 tbsp hot water to mix well.


  • Method:
    1. Put ingredients (A) into a mixing bowl, use high speed to mix until thick and creamy.

    2. Add in sifted flour slowly and use lowest speed to mix well.

    3. Finally, add in the Orange juice concentrate to mix evenly.

    4. Keep ¼ portion to add in the cocoa paste to mix evenly for marble cake effect.

    5. You may set up your steamer now. Only put in the cake when the water is boiled.

    6. Pour a layer of plain mixture into a 9"/22cm lined round baking mould, then use a spoon to spoon cocoa mixture on top of the plain mixture.

    7. Pour another layer of plain mixture on top of the cocoa mixture and use a small knife to draw lines vertically to get marble effect. Turn the baking mould and draw more lines to get more marble effect.

    8. Steam over high heat for about 25 minutes or till the cake is completely cooked. Remove the cake from mould, let cool before you keep in a container.

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