. Really so easy to do and I like that the quantities are small. . Thank you so much for trying this recipe! This is considered the authentic way to make ma lai gao. Perfect! This is important, as the tea cloth will absorb droplets of condensation that form under the surface of the lid, and thus, help prevent water wetting the surface of the cake, making it soggy. AP and cake flour is not the same but you can make homemade cake flour using AP and corn starch: http://simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/2015/06/09/all-purpose-flour-vs-cake-flour-whats-the-difference/, hey can i use the same method for a big cake also can u use cakes tins instead of glass cups, Hi Jawairya! One question – my mushipan tends to come out flat or slightly collapsed in the middle. I tripled the recipe and they turned out great! This is how I search my recipe and I think it’s the fastest way to get to the recipe, instead of recipe index. Make sure they are smaller cubes not gigantic ones. Now I can get all my favourite Japanese home cooking without bugging my mother! You just need to make sure is combined well and that’s it. How do you make the sweet potato one?sweet potatoes are my favorite!! They are so easy to make and soooo tasty. But it takes a bit longer to cook. But I have moved and it is too far away to go there. I’m not too sure why the cakes got rubbery. I need to know a bit more about how you cook it so I can try to see why yours came out hard. And I would love to make it for my 1yr old baby. . I’m so glad to hear you and your family enjoy these steamed cakes! i don have glass ramkins. i have the normal white baking dish type of ramkins. I din’t know you can steam cakes I made the chololate ones and they turned out great! Very different, because it is so sweet and yet so savory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HMZ5Dt-Qag&t=. Thanks for giving it a try (and I apologize for my late response to your original question). how to make them more fluffy? Thanks so much for trying this recipe! Don’t put too much though. I’ve tried your basic n chocolate one, they are superb….thank you. My moma used to make sukiaki, not sure if I spelled it correctly but it was so good,I would love to carry on her tradition she didn’t have it written down, if you could please give me these 2 recipes it would make my year!! Where are they listed in your recipe index? Hope I can help! Heat a big pan with 2 cups of water in medium high heat before adding the baking soda and lime juice into the mixture. Hi Lajjue! My Basic Steamed Cake recipe below is the standard where you can adapt to sweet or savory as you please. This is such a good recipe! Hi. Or can I just put it in the ramekin without the cupcake liners? Both works just fine. The Japanese steamed cakes are made with very simple ingredients: flour (all-purpose flour or cake flour), baking powder, eggs, milk, sugar, and neutral-flavored oil (such as vegetable oil). Yay! Does your cupcake pan fit in your frying pan? 3) What ramekins and steaming device are you using? Yes, I was actually thinking of making with Anko, but my kids don’t eat beans and the can is huge… Add Anko in the batter, and decorate the top with some Anko too! We usually put small cubes of sweet potato in the plain version. I’ve never made a big one like how Chinese steamed cake is made… so I cannot tell the steam timing or measurement for it. That’s great! Or water? The best part, i mix fresh mango in your basic or plane mushi pan and it turns out perfectly delicious. Thank you and I’m happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed this recipe! Or do you skip baking powder? I’ve never used just honey so I’m not too sure. Also, we just started to shoot videos, so check out my recent Castella video recipe. This post may contain affiliate links. Steamer takes longer time to cook these than my water bath method. ???? Serve warm or at room temperature. I decided on this recipe because it seemed very simple and quick to make – the kind of recipe that’s right up my alley. It has a little bit of sweet flavor which I like it. Thank you for sharing your recipie! We decided to do a sweet honey and sesame one. Don’t worry about cooking time – each stove top, frying pan, cups… they are all different and those affect cooking time. I baked it around 14 minutes and the cake texture was awesome. Just want to ask, if I forgot to check for my steam cake doneness and have taken it out from the steamer, can I resteam it again to cook it as the middle is still wet? Hi Martyna! Thank you. How can I prevent it? Hi Jer! In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder and cocoa powder, and whisk well to combine (shortcut for sifting). I was so sad when it did because I was going to bake cupcakes for my friend next week at school. I apologize for my late response. Thank you so much for trying my recipe! Your steam cake is not too sweet. The steam cake puffed up when it was steaming in the pot. You can use other types of ramekin, and doesn’t have to be a glass material. it’s so easy and yummy…all my friends love it so much… it’s soooo moist and soft..thanks! I’m really happy that you liked the recipe and thank you for your feedback! . Not smooth surface – did you cover the lid with towel? I just made these and they were absolutely delicious! They’re done when a skewer inserted comes out clean without wet batter. Thank you for all of them! you use have aluminum in it. Leave aside for about 10 minutes covered. Hi, can I use a stainless steel container instead of glass to hold the cake batter for steaming? Increase the cooking time based on the size of your loaf pan. If you pour the batter directly to the ramekin, I think it’ll be harder to remove the cake out of the ramekin. Hi Kat! Make the dough: In a small pot over low heat, whisk together cornstarch and water. . Yes you can, but it’ll take a little more time to cook/steam than water bath method. i just tried this and love it! Family enjoyed it. In Japan, when we make sweet potato one, we cut the sweet potato into small cubes and add to the batter. 7 times! If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #justonecookbook — We love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! A quick method recipe for this dim sum and tea-time favourite, delicious Chinese steamed sponge cake (ma lai gao - 馬拉糕). If so how many minutes and NPR would you suggest.