Friday, November 9, 2012

Indonesian Style Palm Sugar Steamed Cupcakes

This is the second time I made this steamed cupcakes
It's very famous in Indonesia, we call this 'bolu kukus'
The one I made this time was using palm sugar
As you know most steamed cakes have similar texture - soft and a little chewy, but this cake is rather different, it's very soft and fluffy, love the fine texture and taste really delicious :)




 
 
Recipe is from Nien's site (I made half recipe)
 
What you need:
 
200g palm sugar
100ml coconut milk
100ml water
250g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp double action baking powder
1 egg
50g sugar
125ml canola oil
1/4 tsp salt
  1. Bring to boil palm sugar, coconut milk and water, sift and let cool
  2. Preheat steamer, wrap the cover
  3. Prepare the mould (it's a special mould, you may view the pic below)
  4. Line cupcake case in each mould
  5. Mix together plain flour, double action baking powder, baking soda and salt - sift
  6. Beat egg and sugar til ribbon stage
  7. Add in the cooled palm sugar water mixture, mix well
  8. Add in flour mixture alternating with oil in three stages, mix just til blended
  9. Pour batter into the mould til almost full
  10. Steam for 20 minutes (medium high fire) 
Here is the pic of the mould (I just googled and picked one pic that's similar to the moulds I have)

I will definitely make this cake again!

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Baker #25 Steaming Hot Cakes (Nov 2012) hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well In Flanders

28 comments:

  1. Hello Alice

    Thank you for your participation. Is this bolu kuku the same as kueh kuku, or what we called huat kueh in chinese? They look indeed very soft and fluffy. I 've only made huat kuehs with pumpkin flavour and sweet potato flavour, I've yet to try out the original brown sugar huat kueh. :)

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    1. thks Miss B
      the texture is different from huat kueh
      this is just like steamed cake, soft and fluffy :)

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  2. Very soft and smooth. I would love one now.

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  3. I am loving the sound of this recipe!, cant wait to try soon. Thanks Aice for sharing :) btw...can i request you to turn off the word verification check pls....i hv to try multiple times. :(

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    1. hi Esther, thks :)
      i will turn off the word verification, sorry about that, i myself at times find it's irritating LOL

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  4. I think I have something wrong in my steamer pot or lid. As I just can't get a good steamed cup cakes. All the steamed cup cakes of mine are like rubber and hard.

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    1. hi Yan, perhaps u can try this recipe? :)

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  5. Yours cake looks very soft! I like the paper liner. Looks very 'sexy' :) Do you think is working with ordinary cupcake paper?

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    1. hi Vivian, thks!
      the paper liner I used is cupcake paper actually
      i put it in the individual mould :)

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  6. I love this recipe as it has palm sugar, anything with palm sugar tastes good... looks so soft and fluffy.

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    1. hi Mich, thks :)
      I too love cakes with palm sugar :)

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  7. HI Alice! My kids love steamed cake, and this year I learned the existence of palm sugar when I cooked Thai food. Oh my, this is so addicting! I love this sugar and it makes a huge difference, especially cooking Southeast Asian cooking! Your steamed cupcakes look so perfect!

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    1. hi Nami, thks :)
      i love steamed cake for a change
      and yes, I always love palm sugar, it's so great in many cookings, desserts and cakes :)

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  8. Alice,
    Your steamed cupcakes must be really tasty n nice with palm sugar. Texture look fine and soft. Would like to try this soon:)
    mui..^^

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    1. hi Mui,
      thks :)
      hope u like it too :)

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  9. Hi Alice

    Where did you buy those moulds with holes? I think they are great for making huat kueh. Thinking of stocking them when I go to Singapore next month :)

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    1. Hi Miss B, i bought the mould in Indonesia :)

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  10. This looks similar to our local steam sweet potato cake. I shall like this too.

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    1. thks :) ow, steamed sweet potatoes cake, sounds yum!

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  11. This is similar like the pandan Huat kueh i made, with palm sugar, i know this is good. I have the steaming cups but have yet to make use with it..

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    1. hi Sonia, thks! i love your pandan huat kueh! :)

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  12. Hi! that looks amazing! Are you from jakarta? If you are you should check out this new baking website! It's also based in Jakarta. Please take a moment to check it out? =) http://langebakers.wordpress.com/

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    1. hi yes, i grew up in jakarta :)
      nice site u shared, too bad no recipe :)
      i'm keen in trying out a good carrot cake recipe :)

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  13. i just happened to see mimi baking a palm sugar huat kueh like this. The texture looks really fluffy! very nice, alice!

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  14. Palm Sugar is verry healthy , most of the people want's to eat something sweet , tasty, and preferably healthy. I would add some nut.

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