Chinese Steamed Cake

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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