Kek kukus / steamed cake

8 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 8
500 g butter

600 g all purpose flour

1 and 1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoons vanilla essence

2 teaspoons baking soda

600 g fruit mix

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


3/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup water


  • Combine 2 tablespoons (from 600g) flour with fruit mix until well mixed. Sift flour and baking soda, boil water in the steamer, grease 2 of 7 x 7 in x 2.5 in deep pan.
  • Beat the butter and sugar until pale, add egg one at a time, stir on each addition. Using wooden spoon, add in the essence, nutmeg, flour and fruit mix, mix well. Do not overmix.
  • Melt the sugar until brown using medium heat, remove from heat and add the water, stir well. Pour the caramel into flour mixture and mix until well incorporated.
  • Place the cake batter into prepared pan, cover with aluminium foil and secured the edges with masking tape or rafia string.
  • Steam for 4 hours and checking water level every hour if not add boiling water to top up. Remove and let cool completely before slicing.


When do we add the 1 1/2 cup of sugar and why do we need two 7" deep pan

Answer Petitchef:

The sugar is used to prepare the caramel.

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