To the Chinese, cakes are normally steamed rather than baked. Today, I steamed a very simple Chinese sponge cake made primarily from eggs. Total time taken to prepare this cake is less than an hour with 25 minutes for steaming.
Here are the ingredients:
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (can substitute vanilla if desired)
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk (can substitute regular milk if desired)
- 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
I made a Green Tea Sponge Cake with the addition of one tablespoon of green tea powder (which was shifted with the dry ingredients). The colour turned out to be brown rather than green. I wonder why. Nevertheless, I like the green tea flavour.Here are the directions:
Remove the cake from the pan and slice. Best served when warm. Enjoy!
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