I made this recipe for a party for Chinese New Year. BF is Chinese, and he was perplexed when I put the cake in the oven (Nian Gao is usually steamed). In the end he said it tastes like Nian Gao, but it doesn't look like it. The dough is a bit too runny to make layers with the red beans. I followed the directions, but my red beans immediately sank to the bottom. This didn't affect the taste, though. The cake ends up being gooey on the inside and crispy on the top and sides. It's great! Thanks for sharing!