Monday, February 21, 2011

Steamed Banana Cupcakes

Steamed cakes are usually soft and moist. Less butter or oil is used.
This recipe I tried turned out good though the colour of the cake wasn't too attractive.

The Recipe:(makes 10, depending on size of cups)

1 egg
50g sugar

80g banana, mashed with 1/8 teaspoon salt

30ml evaporated milk

80g plain flour, sifted together with baking powder and b. soda
2/3 teaspoon double action baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

50ml oil (I used sunflower oil)
60g raisins
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

1. Start boiling water in steamer, reduce heat when it reaches boiling point.

2. While water is simmering, whisk egg and sugar till pale and creamy.

3. Beat in mashed banana and milk.

4. Add sifted flour and mix well.

5. Lastly add oil, vanilla essence and raisins and mix well. At this point, turn the heat up to get water boiling.

6. Spoon into greased cups, almost to the brim if you want a dome shape. I filled mine 2/3 of the cup.

7. Place cups in steamer. I used a cloth to wrap round the cover to prevent water droplets from dripping onto the cake.

8. Steam for 15 minutes. Cool and remove.

Steamed in heatproof plastic cups

Removed and dressed in cupcake cases

Pale-faced Banana Cupcakes!


  1. I've never tried steamed cakes before and your steamed banana cupcakes look so soft and delicious.

  2. i agree with you that steamed cakes yield a more moist and fluffy texture. is healthy despite pale looking muffins and it still look yummy to me (:

  3. They do look nice, pale face or not,yummy and . Never tried steaming cakes before, think I should do so. Thanks for sharing.

  4. It sure looks soft and yummy. Most importantly, it's also very healthy!

  5. I just brought a bunch of banana, when ripe I think I will sell this idea to my kids.

  6. Looks so soft and moist! I love them.


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