Chinese steamed sponge cake

Steamed sponge cake is a simple dessert with only a few ingredients needed. The cake is fluffy, spongy and with good smell of egg aroma. It is very nice to serve this with coffee or tea. It is a lovely snack any time of a day or serve it during breakfast. Eat warm or cold, both are delicious. It can be reheated easily by steaming or microwave.

Chinese Steamed Sponge Cake

  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup plain flour, sifted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Prepare an 8 inch cake pan, line with parchment paper.
  • Boil water in wok, set steam rack ½ inch over water.
  • Meanwhile, use an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar with high speed for about 10 minutes or until the batter become thick, creamy and pale in color.
  • Gradually fold in flour with spatula, mix until no lumps and the batter is smooth.
  • Pour batter into cake pan, steamed at high heat for 20 – 25 minutes or until an inserted skewer come out clean.
  • When steaming, watch water level closely, top up with hot boiling water if necessary.