Putu Ayu (Indonesian Steamed Coconut Cupcakes)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe is taken from a food magazine in Indonesia. Very easy yet tasty.. I used to make these cakes at home, and now, every time I make it, they remind me of my home. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease 15 cupcake moulds.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs on high speed until pale and creamy.
  3. Fold in quarter of the coconut milk, quarter of the flour, then stir gently to combine. Repeat this step until all milk and flour are folded inches.
  4. Fold in the food coloring and stir to combine.
  5. Put 2-3 tbs of dessicated coconut into each mould, press firmly into base.
  6. Fill the moulds with batter until full.
  7. Place in a saucepan half-filled with hot water, cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer, then steam for 35-50 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  8. When the cakes are cooked, leave to stand for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of each mould, then ease the pudding out onto a serving plate.
Most Helpful

My DH liked these because he loves coconut. I thought they were really easy to make and reminded me of some asian desserts I had before in Hawaii when I was a kid. I used regular coconut in the bag that they sell here. So they were probably a little sweeter than should be. Made for PAC Fall 09.

Jamilahs_Kitchen November 06, 2009