Kek kukus / steamed cake

(4.33/5 - 6 votes)


- 500 g butter
- 600 g all purpose flour
- 1 and 1/2 cup sugar
- 5 eggs
- 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


Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

Place the cake batter into prepared pan, cover with aluminium foil and secured the edges with masking tape or rafia string.

Step 5:

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.

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