Monday, September 26, 2011

Steamed Green Tea Cake


Do you think the green colour is a little bit dull here? It's the same green powder that i used for making my Green tea bread loaf. Unlike that bread loaf which has an attractive bright looking green , this green is very different, i think probably it's also due to the addition of egg yolks mixture. Nonetheless, it is still much flavoured with the taste of green tea. I made little  modifications here and there from the original recipe, adding in some oil cos i find that the batter was a little pasty.. not bad..quite soft and spongy considering no sorts of emulsifiers used here.



Recipe ( from all recipes.com with some modifications ) 7 " round cake tin
125gm cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp green tea powder
4 egg yolks
150gm sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp plus 2 tsp water
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 egg whites
1tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp black sesame seeds

Method:
1.  Sift the cake flour, baking powder and green tea powder together into a bowl. Use a fork to stir to mix. Set aside.
2. In another large bowl, combine egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and water. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until volume almost tripled. Fold in the flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Add in the oil.(  i only added the oil here after finding the paste a little thick, you can add in the oil into the egg yolks mixture before beating). Throw in the black sesame seeds.
3. In another bowl, beat the egg whites together with the cream of tartar till stiff. Gently fold egg whites into the egg mixture. Pour batter into a cake pan.
4. Place cake in a steamer and steam for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it cool down and unmould from tin.



Will be linking this to the Natural Colour Bake Event hosted by Hankerie

35 comments:

  1. Lena how lovely cake! look amazing!! love this recipe, gloria

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  2. Very nice, Lena. They look very "tall" and fluffy and it is hard to believe that there is no emulsifier used in this cake recipe.

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  3. I like this colour, Lena and I'm going to try this recipe. Where did you get the greentea powder? The one I got from Intrico, is not so green.

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  4. spare me some for my brunch although i seldom eat cake with green tea flavor, yours looks great...the color is fine, a kinda warm tone...:)

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  5. Does it taste like gan dan gou?
    The colour looks nice enough for me though.

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  6. Looks lovely. Ya, I want to ask too - does it taste like ji dan gou? I find steaming cake not so fragrant as baked.

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  7. I love steaming method. Must try this out. Love the cake texture and color too! :))

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  8. Is it something like the steamed egg cake? instead this is green tea? healthier, i suppose.. sedap!

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  9. Wow, love your green tea cake. It looks super fine too. Thanks for your submission for Natural Colour Event.

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  10. The cake looks very soft, I think the green is good, at least it appears green to me.

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  11. I love the natural colour of your green tea cake. Looks so fluffy and soft too.

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  12. Lovely cake! The green is nice, and the cake looks so moist and soft. Would love to have some with my tea!
    :)

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  13. looks so soft!
    from what i read, green tea powder will lose some of its color if exposed to sunlight and if kept for a long time.

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  14. I like this! Healthy ingredient and healthy method, i am so gonna try this! Oh, i like the color too, it looks so natural. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. @gloria: thanks!you shld ought to try it if you like green tea!

    @Zoe: actually it's not that tall, maybe it;s the angle that i took for photographing..yeah, quite soft.

    @cheah: i got mine from yummy bakes in ipoh garden, i remember long time ago i got from wah seng also not that nice, tastes mild also.

    @sherleen: thank you..come over and join me here..!

    @wendy: you mean gai tan gou? no, not at all..taste very green tea..

    @yummybakes: no eggy taste, i find that the green powder that i used also gives quite a strong taste, if you like green tea, then you should try this.

    @bellygood cooking: yeah, give this a try, hope you will like it !

    @ claire :no, not like egg sponge cake, no eggy taste at all.

    @hankerie: thanks so much for giving us to participate in another fun event! Looked thru all the linkys, learning as well!

    @tze: haha! yeah, it still looks greeen!

    @anncoo: yeah, quite soft. I like the green tea mooncake that you linked to that event.

    @sonia: pyschologically yes..haha! at least dont have to watch the temperature!

    @joyce: quite moist..not dry..

    @sotong: thanks for the info! yeah, i never leave my baking ingredients in the kitchen, this green powder has been kept in my fridge for months..

    @litehb: oh, hope you will love this! thank you!

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  16. Okay, now this is very very interesting. I love the idea of a green tea cake. Wow, the steaming must make it so moist and tender!

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  17. Lena, could I come over for the afternoon tea? ;-)) Those steamed green tea cakes look amazingly light and scrumpy!

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  18. I love green tea baked goodies but seldom bake them as my kids are too young for tea. My hubby loves green tea stuff though so I might just bake this for him 

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  19. I love the fluffy crumb of this steamed cake and since not much oil is added, it's healthier too! Bookmarked:)

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  20. Just tea for two
    And two for tea..with lovely green tea cake at frozen wings.

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  21. As long as the green tea flavor is not off, I don't mind the color (which to me is not really dull)...:p

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  22. hi lena, very sweet and soft looking green tea cake. i like to try this, because there is no need to bake them. bookmarked with thanks :0
    am still awaiting for your email add ,so that i can email the award to you.. my email is wmznahwm@gmail.com
    sorry for the inconvenience
    thanks lena n have a nice day

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  23. hi lena, very sweet and soft looking green tea cake. i like to try this, because there is no need to bake them. bookmarked with thanks :0
    am still awaiting for your email add ,so that i can email the award to you.. my email is wmznahwm@gmail.com
    sorry for the inconvenience
    thanks lena n have a nice day

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  24. Lena, there are all kinds of dried flowers available at the Chinese medical hall nowadays. Or you may also try your luck at the night market.
    Kristy

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  25. Lena..I love steamed cake..yours looks delish and the color is more natural :) the too bright green looks more like coloring . I have bookmarked this...haih..the list too long and I am getting lazy of late :p thanks Lena for sharing this lovely steamed cake.

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  26. i can smell the cake from my computer *sniff sniff*. ok...so this will be one of the food we shall be picking from your blog menu for Oct 8th...hehehehehehehehe

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  27. what a beautiful and moist steamed cake you Have Lena... should try this soon... looks Yummy!

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  28. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesSeptember 27, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    This looks soft and fluffy. Will bookmark this since I just bought a bottle of green tea powder for panda bread. Well done!

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  29. Oh wow, I just checked all your previous posts, your photography skills are improving quite a lot.

    I love steamed cake, we usually do Malaysian cakes at home mostly lemon flavoured. I should buy a package of green tea powder. Looks wonderful. Have a nice day, Lena.

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  30. Hi Lena, wow, really nice. First time see this. Very healthy too with green tea as ingredient.....bet nice flavour too.
    Best regards.
    Lee.

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  31. What an intriguing combination of flavors, Lena. I would love to try this. I don't think I've ever steamed a cake before. Very cool!

    Thanks for sharing...

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  32. Look so OISHIIII....I have to make sure that I have a full tummy each time I visit your blog ;-).

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  33. I wanted to know how you got the green color and finally I realize it was because you used green tea powder, this is a different way to make a cake.

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