Monday, September 8, 2014

Rainbow Steamed Cake

Is it just me ? I feel that rainbow cakes are too under-whelming. Since it started with Whisk Kid since 2010, it went viral worldwide. Everyone love the color splashed. Ok 4 years of seeing the same cake is a little boring for me. It's the naked and rustic look now which are fresh to my eyes. Don't worry, I'm still sharing that Rainbow Steamed cake recipe which is so long overdue. I've shared this recipe at 'Nak Masak Apa' FB page before too. But that was a Malay version.

This recipe is oh so awesome for those who does not like cream much or even at all. Simpler and so much easier to prepare that the stacking Rainbow cake. I honestly feel that doing steam cakes are less work. Less cleaning. So on not so hard working days and if you still want to have a pretty tea time at home, this is the cake for you.
There was a time where I would go crazy for anyone who goes to Bandung, Indonesia just because the Rainbow Steamed Cake from Kartika Sari is to die for. And it only cos SGD$5.50. The minus points for this cake that it does not last very long. 3-4 days and done. Can't eat them anymore. Then... I came across this cake recipe at Kak CT's kitchen. Worth the try though, the cake is soft, moist and delicious with some freshly grated coconut too.

Rainbow Steamed Cake
(Adapted from Dapur Che CT)

6 Whole eggs
2 Egg Yellow
250 grams Caster Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Ovalette
175 ml Coconut milk ( I used KARA) plus abt 50ml water
200 grams Cake Flour

Violet, Sky Blue, Apple Green, Lemon Yellow, Orange and Bright Red

8 x 8 x 3 inch
Grease the tray with some butter and line parchment paper and grease with butter again (This will keep the cake moist). Splash some flour thinly.

Start to boil water in your steamer.


1. Whisk eggs and egg yolk together with sugar and ovalette till reached fluffed volume and mixture is pale yellow. This will take about 5-6 mins.

2. Pour in the flour and continue to whisk till no traces of flour is seen. put in vanilla essence.

3. Remove from the beater, mix in with a spatula the coconut milk till well mix. 

4. Divide the batter into 7 parts and color accordingly. (At this point, i usually weigh the whole volume and divide them into 7)

5. Start with violet, pour in the batter and and steam for 10 mins. Continue with blue, green, yellow and orange , all for 10 mins each layer. Last later will be the red, steam for 20 mins till all cooked.

6. Stop the fire and bring out from the steamer and let it cool before you cut. Cut the sides and it's ready to eat. 

Easy peasy. You can try these for the kids this holiday. They would sure love them!

Baking a lil' magic,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unclear method of making with missing of addition of ingredients. bad recipe.