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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

看人让人欢喜的~彩虹蒸蛋糕 Steamed Rainbow Cake


最近更新比较慢,前两个星期Lucius得了手足口症,接连他爸爸也被他传染了。Lucius是第二次中招了,庆幸有了第一次的经验,这回还算应付得不错,现在已回去托儿所,但是看到他整个舌头长满白白的口疮痛苦的模样,妈咪心里还是非常难过。他爸虽然已经复原了但是还在隔离期间,七天内都不能回去上班。

看到这蛋糕蒸好的样子,觉得多付出的那么一点时间和辛劳都是值得的。好缤纷的色彩,吃的人都会分外开心吧?!


这蒸蛋糕本身已经很好吃,它比一般传统的鸡蛋糕来得湿润,味道也比较rich,应该是加了椰浆的原故。我用的是50% less fat的 UHT trim coconut milk(Ayam brand青色盒子的),椰浆的味道不会太浓,正合我意。


蛋糕糊分成三等份,分别加入颜色,每一个颜色再一分为二,那么蛋糕蒸好就有六层了。如果嫌麻烦,蒸时每次加一勺直到蛋糕糊用完为止。我是根据重量来平分的,这蛋糕糊足足有一公斤重!


This is a very tasty steamed cake, soft and moist. The taste is richer than the traditional steamed cake (ji dan gao) due to the coconut milk added. This recipe is definitely a keeper to me.

Steamed Rainbow Cake
(Recipe adapted from Yochana’s Cake Delights with minor changes)

Ingredients:
6 large eggs
250g sugar (I used 190g but I think can reduce to 180g)
2 tsp vanilla essence (I used 1 tsp vanilla extract)
280g cake flour, sifted
¼ tsp salt
200ml coconut milk (I used Ayam brand trim coconut milk)
few drops of green colouring (I also added 1 tsp home-made pandan essence)
few drops of red colouring
few drops yellow colouring

Method:
1) Prepare steamer. Line and grease an 8" round tin.
2) Whisk eggs with sugar and vanilla until mixture is thick and pale in colour (it took about 8-9 mins for my mixer to beat till ribbon stage).
3) Using spatula, fold in flour, salt and coconut milk in small amounts till well mixed (alternate flour and coconut milk, start and end with flour).
4) Divide mixture into 3 equal parts. Stir in red colouring into one part, green into one part and yellow colouring into the 3rd part.
5) Pour 1 ladle of green mixture into tin and steam for 5 - 10 mins. Repeat with red mixture, follow by yellow mixture till mixture is used up.
5) Steam cake for another 15 - 20 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre of cake comes out clean. Remove cake to a wire rack and leave to cool before unmoulding it.

Note:
1) What I did was to divide each colour mixture into 2 equal part to make it 6 layers, each layer steam for 5 mins, except the last layer I steamed for 20 mins. The batter weighs about 1kg, you may divide the batter according to the number of colours/layers you want to achieve.
2) Bang the batter on tabletop before steaming to release any big bubbles.
3) The colour of the batter is what you get after steaming, so adjust the colouring according to your own liking.  
4) If you are not using a bomboo steamer, wrap the cover with cloth to prevent water from dripping to the cake.

44 comments:

  1. Very pretty cake! Soft and delicate texture. Love it! It really a lot of effort to steam 6 layers of cake. Thumbs up!

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  2. Too pretty to be eaten. I love the colours combination. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This cake is really lovely and bright! I love the colour! :)

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  4. 这蛋糕太美了!蛋糕体很松软,颜色也配合得很柔美!赞赞!!
    它一点都不像steam的,你的火候一定掌握得很好哦。。。因为没有爆浆啦。你好棒哦 ^^

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  5. Great looking cake. Will try it. Thanks for the recipe

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  6. I love the colours and I am always very scared of steaming cakes because I am afraid of them collapsing later.
    I have actually seen such recipes from Indon sites and they call it bolu kukus (some use carbonated water for rising), been bookmarking for a long long time. I guess I must try it after seeing urs

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  7. Wow very beautiful.. and the cake layers look so soft... Love the bright colours and all !

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  8. i love how colorful it is too! the colors are so delicate!

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  9. 颜色搭配得很好看。。。小朋友一定喜欢极了。。。我也很喜欢耶!!

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  10. 色彩缤纷的蛋糕,看了真的好心情,我也要一片。。。

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  11. Vivian,

    Thanks. The effort paid off the moment I unmould the cake and saw the pretty colours. :)

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  12. Veronica,

    Thanks. it brigtens up my day. :-)

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  13. yummylittlecooks,

    Thank you. I love the colours too.

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  14. myme,

    你过奖了。其实我只是一路用中火蒸而已。

    说到爆浆,我想应该是因为蛋糕是一层层蒸的,面糊有时间休面,所以就比较细致些。

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  15. Elaine,

    Thank you. Hope that you will like it.

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  16. Wendy,

    I heard of bolu kukus before being the steamed cake term in Indonesia but most recipes I came across used SP.

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  17. 蓝色小厨,

    我也是这么想的,做这个也是要让孩子看了开心,哪知他竟然不领情,一点也不吃。他还是喜欢吃容易做到muffin。

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  18. looks so pretty and sweet, like rainbow colour:)

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  19. Loved your cake, it looks so colorful! =)

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  20. hi wat is the difference with baking and steaming cake?

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  21. hi..
    try baking the above cake..
    thank you for sharing.. =D

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  22. Anoymous,

    You meant you have baked instead of steamed the cake?

    How's the result?

    Do you mind leaving your name next time when commenting so that I can address your name?

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  23. I tried but mine didnt come out soft. Any idea where did i go wrong? -sharene-

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  24. sharene,

    Without looking at the picture and the your process it's hard to tell the reason. Moreover, everyone has his/her own perception of "soft". The softness of this cake is like ji dan gao without SP (don't compare with store bought one as store bought one is with SP). We can't compare this with chiffon cake or the usual sponge cake.

    Generally if your cake comes out like "kueh" or hard it could be due to the egg is not beaten enough or it has been deflated when you mix in the flour. Remember when adding in flour, use fold in method, do not stir. You can search in Youtube to watch the correct way of folding in flour.

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  25. why i missed this lovely post here..Your rainbow layer cakes look really beautiful, very shape colours also..

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  26. The cake is really nice looking .. i feel like doing it for my bf bday. Hmmm .. can i use happy call pan to steam it?

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  27. lijia,

    Do you mean pouring the batter directly into the Happycall pan?

    If doing so the cake will become a baked cake, the texture will be different from steamed cake.

    I think if you wanna try that try not to do too many layers as I afraid the bottom will be charred due to the long cooking time.

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  28. Hi,很美的蛋糕。 我可以用锅和煤气蒸吗?是不是要用布或锡纸盖着呢?蒸的时间一样吗?

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  29. gladys,

    这就是用锅和煤气蒸的呀。

    要房子蒸时蒸汽滴在蛋糕上盖子可以用一块布包着,用锡纸盖在蛋糕上也行,只需放在烤盘上,不可盖紧,但是移走时要小心锡纸上的水。

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  30. Hi Angel,
    Did you use an electric steamer to steam the cake ?

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  31. Jessica,

    I dont own a elect steamer. I use wok or pot for steamed cake.

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  32. Hi, I'm tunisian, and i discovered this type of steamed cake. It's difficult to find the coconut cream here, can i recplace it by something else? not sweetened condensed milk for exemple? thanx

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  33. crimetcondiment,

    You may replace with milk (fresh milk, UHT milk..but not sweetened condensed milk).

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  34. 可以给我中文版的食谱吗?
    英文水平不好...
    谢谢...

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  35. I just tried out this recipe and don't know what went wrong, my cake is so 'dense' after steaming.. so sad :(

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