This is a recipe I came up with after searching through many different versions. It's light and fluffy, yet still traditional, representing prosperity during the New Year.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch round cake
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sprinkle the yeast over 1/2 cup of warm water in a small bowl. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.

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  • Beat egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, and milk together in a large bowl, until smooth. Sift cake flour, cornmeal, sugar, and salt together in a small bowl, then stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture, mixing until just combined. Stir in the yeast mixture until smooth. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C) until doubled in volume, 1 to 2 hours. Pour mixture into a 9 inch round pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with raisins.

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the cake, recover, and steam until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 41.3g; fat 9g; cholesterol 44.8mg; sodium 217.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2012
It tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2010
I did not care for this recipe. I have never tasted something like this befor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/12/2010
I did not care for this recipe. I have never tasted something like this befor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2012
It tasted great! Read More
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