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This palm sugar (gula melaka) cake is awesome. My sister was the one who found it online at mymindpatch.blogspot.sg. Almost everyone whom I have shared the cake with asked for the recipe. With just few simple steps, it is so easy to make and it tastes really good!

STEAMED GULA MELAKA CAKE

Ingredients

(A)
300gm gula melaka (I reduce to 280gm)
200gm fresh milk

(B)
6 large eggs

(C) – Sift together
300gm self raising flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

(D)
160ml corn oil (I use soyabean oil; may also use sunflower oil)

Method

Prepare :
– 1×10″ round cake pan (line bottom with parchment), or
– 1 x 9″ square cake pan (line bottom with parchment), or
– 13×3″ muffin cups

1) Melt the gula melaka in the milk over slow flame. Strain and set aside to cool.
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2) Bring water in a steamer to boil.

3) In a mixer, whisk the eggs at full speed until thick and creamy.
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4) Lower the speed and add flour gradually, alternating with gula melaka mixture and blend well.
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5) Lastly, add corn/sunflower/soyabean oil and combine well.
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6) Pour batter into a large round or square pan (or fill muffin cups 2/3 full). 7) For large pan, steam for 40mins until done. For muffin cups, steam for 20 mins until done). Do not open the cover while cake is steaming.

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7) When done, remove parchment from cake and leave it to cool on rack.
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8) Enjoy with your favourite cup of beverage 😀

Soft & springy on the inside!

Soft & springy on the inside!

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Go ahead and sprinkle some sunflower seeds, almond bits, etc. on top just before steaming. Makes a great snack any time of the day!

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