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Steamed Rainbow Cupcakes

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"This is a traditional Indonesian cake, called bolu kukus, or steamed cake. As the name indicates, it's steamed, not baked. After it's done, the cupcake will bloom and look like a flower. The cake itself is so soft and fluffy."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 118
Original recipe yields 20 servings (20 cupcakes)

Directions

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  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Line 20 small muffin cups or ramekins with paper liners.
  2. Sift flour and baking soda together in a bowl.
  3. Beat sugar, egg yolks, egg whites, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer in a separate bowl until very fluffy. Stir the flour mixture and soda in gradually; mix well. Place yellow, green, and red food coloring into 3 separate bowls. Mix about 4 tablespoons of batter into each bowl.
  4. Fill the muffin cups 3/4-full with the original batter. Drizzle with the yellow, green, and red batters. Carefully place the muffin cups into the steamer. Place a clean kitchen cloth below the lid to prevent steam from dripping onto the cakes. Cook, covered, until tops spring back when pressed, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 118 calories; 1.2 23.8 2.9 51 45 Full nutrition

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