Friday, November 30, 2012

Steamed Marie Biscuit Cake With Chocolate Chips (Happy Call)

This cake is popular among Happy Call Fans Facebook group
There are two versions - baking and steaming, both using Happy Call pan
The recipe is slightly different between steaming and baking, simply because steamed version always produces cakes which are more moist, hence the lack of liquid ingredients in the recipe
Both recipes received 100% great reviews, and loking at the unique ingredient used - marie biscuits to replace flour, also how easy and quick to make this cake, made me decided to give it a try :)

I made the steamed version, and oh how true the comments I read about how good this cake is
It is so tasty, delicious and the texture is so moist, soft and fine! I love it and so is my family

Recipe is from Happy Call Experience and Recipe Sharing Facebook group

What you need:

150g softened butter (I used unsalted butter)
120g caster sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
150g original Marie biscuits, crushed and processed into powder form
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (I added)
cocoa powder (I omit this and replaced with 3 handfuls of semi sweet chocolate chips)
  1. Prepare 2 cups of water in Happy Call pan and bring to boil
  2. Grease square 18 cm square pan, bottom and sides
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter til pale, light and fluffy (high speed)
  4. Reduce to low speed, add in eggs one at a time til well incorporated
  5. Add in salt, baking powder and Marie biscuits, mix well
  6. Fold in chocolate chips til evenly distributed
  7. Pour batter into the prepared pan, and put in Happy Call pan with the boiling water inside, steam medium low heat for 10 minutes
  8. Check the water in the pan, you may add a little more
  9. Reduce the fire to very low heat and continue to steam for another 30 minutes

The original recipe divided the batter into two, add cocoa powder into one part of the batter
Pour the plain batter into the pan first, followed by the chocolate batter and make marble effect with chopstick

This is actually my second try to make the cake
The first time was yesterday, I used the same recipe above which was meant for steaming method but I was so blur I baked it instead using Happy Call pan
The result was not too bad, actually, still tasted yummy, but it turned a little dry and hard the next day

I'll definitely find time to try to make the baked version again, using the other recipe supposedly for baking :)
For the steamed version, yes, definitely I will make it again - my kids enjoyed it so much, that's a motivation! :)

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


  1. Hi Alice

    Thanks very much for sharing this happy call steamed cake. My mum has bought a happy call pan in Singapore but she hasn't even used it once, waiting for me to officiate the opening ceremony, hehe. And she has no oven, so the only way for me to make a cake in SG is to either steam or use HCP!

    Can I ask a silly question? When you mean bake in HCP, it means just pouring the batter in the HCP , right? Steaming, means pouring the batter in cake pan, then place the cake pan in the HCP filled with water?

  2. Hi Alice,

    Your steamed cake looks really fine in texture. Looks very yummy, gonna show this to my sis and ask her to try using mum's HCP. :)

    What is the dimension of your HCP?

  3. I remember my Aunty make a steamed cake similar to yours with only cream cracker without any flour. Yours really moist and delicious! Bookmarked!

  4. Is Happy Call a brand? I haven't heard of it b4?I never ave a Marie biscuit cake but it looks god there!

  5. Yes Alice, I like this recipe. Always I love steamed cake recipe more. And, I have HCP with me. I guess I will bake with HCP this time and use the original steps by putting in cocoa powder. Thanks.

  6. Hi Alice,
    Your steamed marie cake looks really fine, soft n fluffy!
    Can u please provide the links to both the original baked and steamed recipes?

    Thanks n regards,

  7. Really love the texture of this, Alice... so fine and beautiful!

  8. Alice,
    Steaming a cake in HCP is very new to me. I just bought a HCP recently.
    Now i can try out my HCP with your recipe.
    Your cake looks moist and nice..i bet my boys will love this too.

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  10. Hi Alice, another delicious cake. Look very good, I'm sure it taste delicious with hot coffee.

    Best regards.

  11. Hi Alice,
    Hope to make this soon with my HCP too!

  12. Truly a kids delight…looks terrific!!

  13. Can I use a normal cake pan and steam it in a steamer? I don't have a Happy Call pan...
    Looks delicious^_^



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