If you have been following my blog, you would have known that I haven't got much success in my baking recently, especially with bread. So I decided to bake something again today, just to break away from the chain of not-so-successful bakes, so that I can "rest in peace"...lol...
I had recently acquired two new books to be added into my recipe books collection. I chose a steamed cake recipe to try out today. This is not the first time I've done a steamed cake. In fact one of my favourite chocolate cake is a steamed cake.
Steamed Rainbow Cake (recipe adjusted)
100g condensed milk
250g cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1. Beat egg and sugar until fluffy and thick.
Mine looked like this after beating for a few minutes
2. Sieve flour together with baking powder into egg mixture and stir well.
3. Beat butter and condensed milk until fluffy.
4. Add butter mixture into egg mixture and stir well.
5. Divide mixture into different parts and add colors of your choice. I had 5 colors altogether including the original batter.
6. Grease and line a 8" round mould. I had used a 6"x6" square mould.
7. Spoon over different colored mixture alternatively until mixture is used up. Cover mould with aluminium foil.
8. Steam for 1 hr 30 mins. I used medium-low heat.
The recipe looks like a typical butter cake recipe with condensed milk added. Hmm...interesting. Although I've seen a few fellow baking kakis done pound cake with condensed milk, I haven't tried one myself. So I make use of this opportunity to try it.
The result was not too bad. It was not really dense and oily like a normal butter cake. In fact mine was a bit on the dry side (but not really that dry). Or could I have overmixed the batter and deflated it?
Another right thing I did was to greatly reduce the amount of sugar. The sweetness is just right for us. Can't imagine if I had follow the original amount used.
The kids were very happy to see the end product. To them, the rainbow cake was appetising because it looked pretty.
I'll probably have to stop all this baking craze for a while. I'm churning out things faster than we can finish them. Hubby was commenting there was still lots of bread left when I was making the cake earlier. But more importantly, DS's oral exams start next week! Time to get back to my Project MI.