Chinese Steamed Cake

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Although real Chinese dinners usually end with a piece of fruit, Western influence has caused a few changes. This cake uses Chinese techniques to make a French inspired, and extremely moist, sponge cake.

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Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch square cake

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 2 ½ tablespoons water

  • 1 ½ cups cake flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons almond extract

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

Directions

  1. Arrange a large bamboo steamer or a large vegetable steamer over simmering water. Make sure it is large enough to hold the baking pan. Line a 9 inch square pan with waxed paper.

  2. Separate the eggs. Place the yolks in a large bowl along with the sugar and water. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture has increased about three times in volume. Whisk together the flour and the baking powder; sift this over the egg mixture, and fold in gently. Blend in the extract.

  3. Whip the egg whites in a clean bowl to stiff, not dry, peaks. Fold into yolk base. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and smooth out to edges. Rap the pan on the counter to get rid of large air bubbles.

  4. Place the pan into the steamer. Cover the top of the steamer with a kitchen towel, and place the lid on top; the towel will absorb any steam that collects on top from dripping onto the cake. Steam for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioner's sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

193 Calories
3g Fat
38g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 53mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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