Steamed Rainbow Layer Cake

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Recipe by tunasushi

Steamed colorful layers of rice batter....the colours are what makes this unique...use pandan essence if screwpine leaves arent available

Top Review by anniesnomsblog

Looked really good once made (although some of my colours sort of became one; that was my error!) but quite a lot of effort to make! Would be an amazing centre piece at a party though!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine (A) together and sieve mixture into a large bowl.
  2. Combine (B) into a pot and bring to a boil. Slowly add to sieved (A) mixture and stir well.
  3. Divide into 12 equal portions and colour each portion to your liking.
  4. Get ready a steamer and fill it to the maximum with water. Bring to a rapid boil over high heat.
  5. Line a 9inch square tin with cling film.
  6. Pour 1 portion of batter into the tin. Cover and steam over high heat for 5-6 minutes or till no longer sticky. Repeat the method, layering it layer by layer as you go on.
  7. After the last layer is steamed, steam the entire thing for 20 minutes Remove, let cool and pop out of the tin.
  8. Cut with a knife wrapped in clingfilm.
  9. PS: always check there is water in the steamer, especially when you are going to let it steam for the 20 minutes.
  10. This should be consumed the day it is made as refrigeration ruins its texture.

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