thank u for this recipe I made this today and they came out super soft and fluffy I’ve never steamed cupcakes or made homemade cupcakes and they came out great. I did for some reason have to steam them longer than 8 minutes. I’d love to see that! I need to know a bit more about how you cook it so I can try to see why yours came out hard. So happy to hear your family enjoyed this recipe! Thank you so much for your kind feedback! N so easy my 5 yr old made it herself ???? So your steam recipe is wonderful, even I can make it haha.. I don’t recommend, and here’s some good article from a fellow blogger: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/baking-powder-vs-baking-soda/, Another question, does it matter if I use double acting baking powder instead of normal one? Hi Vickie! Yeah weighing the flour would be the most accurate then yea? Easy and so delicious. I feel like the metal pans conduct heat differently, and I’m not sure if it gives the fluffy texture. May I know if I can steam them in a muffin tray? Thank you!!! In separate bowl, combine egg yolks, milk, oil and vanilla extract. Heehee.. you are true Japanese! hi, thanks for the recipe for steamed cakes. Hi Fion! I followed this recipe closely, the only difference is that I used a two-tier electric steamer and steamed the cakes for 15 minutes. Just combine so chocolate chips are incorporated in the batter. The condensation might drop on the steamed cake, so make sure to wrap the lid. Would it work in a loaf pan? I hope you enjoy the recipe! . Hi Ruth! Thanks for trying this recipe! What did I done wrongly? Will be a regular recipe for a quick snack now in the household. Hi Vivien! Will you know what did I do wrong? Hi Sling! Hi Aiks! Hi Nami, I figured out the problem. Wish I could help, but it’s hard to tell as I wasn’t there…. In the late 1980s, convenience stores in Japan started to sell Cheese Mushi-pan (チーズ蒸しパン) and Chocolate Mushi-pan (チョコ蒸しパン) that became really popular. Maybe you missed that entry because of that. The steam cake puffed up when it was steaming in the pot. Hard to know what went wrong without seeing how it’s made. Hi Rachel! I just wanted to make variation so I made that recipe with yogurt instead of milk. Seems like the metric is not accurate. Definitely a fuss-free recipe, will make this again next time. I’m really happy that you liked the recipe and thank you for your feedback! Try to use the lower heat – you just need to keep it steaming but doesn’t have to be a strong heat to keep the steam inside the lid. I decided to experiment and instead of doing either one, I cut up an apple and added 1/4 c. Finely chopped apple and steamed it for the required 10 minutes. Hi GL! Hi. Just tried these with corn and cheese and they were so good I couldn’t stop eating them! . I’ve never seen it like that so I can’t imagine… It’s steamed, and the cake is definitely different from western sponge cake. . Put a cupcake liner in glass ramekins and divide the batter into the cupcake liners. Maybe change the brand of liner? I use a 20cm round stainless steel pan. xo. If i put raisins in the basic steamed cake recipe, do i need to reduce the sugar to one tbsp? Hmm… I’m not sure if fondant can stay on top? Thank you so much for this recipe. I feel like it may not work if you just replace flour to rice flour but again I really don’t know. I didn’t add it so the recipe can be changed to a savory one. They should help to unmold once you finished cooking. You could use a heat-resistant bowl or something too… Does loaf pan will fit in the pan AND you can close the lid properly? I was wondering if instead of a frying pan is it the same method using a bamboo steamer? Thanks so much for your kind feedback! Hi Joyce! Serve warm or at room temperature. Thank you so much for letting me know. Thank you so much for trying my recipe! Thank you so much for trying this recipe! Or can I just put it in the ramekin without the cupcake liners? Hi Apple! If you reheat the frozen steamed cake, defrost first before microwaving. The kids love it. Can you suggest a substitute for egg? but haven’t had a chance to write . Thank you for this recipe , P/s I’m an amateur at cake-making and this recipe was easy to follow. We’re sorry to hear that it didn’t come out well. Add the beaten eggs into the slightly cold evaporated milk mixture and stir till well mix. Is the electric steamer comes with it? I’m sorry for asking it here, for the matcha mushipan, i wonder if i can use the green tea teabags instead? Hi Ash! Don't over mix. Hi, thanks for the recipe. Great to hear that you didn’t need liners and still turned out great. Hi Kira! Thanks! Any idea what’s a good replacement here? Hi Teo! I recently bought a multi level steamer stainless steel pot. Thank you for letting me know! I apologize for my late response. I use the glass ramekins to hold the liners. I hope I can try that one day… thank you for your kind feedback! , Tried this today, turned out great! Can I directly put the batter to ramekins and steam? Glad to hear you bought the cupcake liners. Would the basic recipe still work if I added frozen blueberries or would it turn out too soggy? Could be double amount of time. It would stick to the liner, but it should peel off nicely. I don’t have glass or ceramic due to have little-little ones. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. 2) Use the same steaming method above or a steamer or to reheat refrigerated/frozen steamed cake till warm. thanks. It may release some moisture while heating up, so I recommend defrosting under water and drain first before using them. I want to make more than four steam cakes, is it safe to double or triple the recipe? Does 12 hole muffin tray fit in your steamer? I know you said you won’t make it anymore, but I’m really curious 1) any substitute you made that I don’t know of? Do you have an idea of what to use if you don’t have a steam oven? I’m glad to hear it came out well! Did you change your site ? This recipe is so easy and fun to experiment with that I’ve already made four different kinds: chocolate, banana, green tea and corn. I baked it around 14 minutes and the cake texture was awesome. Yes you can use a steamer, but it takes a longer time to cook than this method, but it works just fine. I remember my kids ate these for their snack when they were little too. . Hi Anaanya! Thank you once again, Cindy. They stay fluffy for some reason, which makes me quite happy. They're done when a skewer inserted comes out clean without wet batter. Thank you so much for visiting my website and wow you already made these steamed cakes! Refrigerating makes the texture harder, so steaming is required. Hi NamiI tried the basic recipe this morning for breakfast. This steamed cupcakes look good however she is allergic to eggs. Thank you for trying this recipe. Very thin cotton or gauze. May I just say that I’m soooo glad that I found your website!!! Do will I need tweak the recipe accordingly? Panlasang Pinoy Recipes™.This steamed rice cake is a classic Pinoy snack that will make you pick one more! The strange thing is that after combining the egg and flour mixtures, my final batter doesn’t look as smooth and creamy as yours. I’ll be happy to help you if you could share some pictures and describe a bit more about the problem. Hi Kristina! hello Ms. Nami. I don’t think it’s due to the brands of flour (I like both KA and TJ and use both). Made these steamed cake tonight and they turn out beautifully! Hi Lydia! Im wondering though, does it taste like a normal cupcake, or is it different texture?? Not smooth surface – did you cover the lid with towel? Hmm it sounds like you didn’t mix enough at Step 3? You can save it in freezer too, and pop in the steamer to reheat for fluffy buns again. I love mushi-pan and need to make this! What do you think? Have you tried? Thank you. but wish me luck all the same. Hope you enjoy cooking Japanese food at home! Love these! . Milo!!!! All the condensation will drop and damage steamed cake… Thank you for reading my blog! In Philippines where i used to live, we had something like these but they weren’t cupcakes. Ganache in the middle of chocolate steamed cakes sound so delicious! I just don’t want the rest of yogurt to go to waste. Pour into the flour mixture and beat well with an electric whisk until smooth. I’m so happy to hear that. Or they have to be sitting in water, Hi Monica! Thanks. I hope you give it a try! . I don’t suggest IP for this particular recipe as you can’t put the cloth around the lid and it’s important to do so for steamed cake. Hi Ai! I was so sad when it did because I was going to bake cupcakes for my friend next week at school. Is it the same as the basic one, just add cubes of sweet potatoes? So you don’t need a Steam oven. After WWII, when a massive amount of wheat flour was imported from the U.S., and the Japanese started to eat more bread. I’ve tried your basic n chocolate one, they are superb….thank you. Thanks for kindly responding and updating me. Im looking for food to feed my baby! I saw your recipe and was immediately tempted to make some. Hey I’m 15 years old and i burnt down my oven lol and I LOVVVE baking. Tried but failed. >_<. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thank you so much for trying my recipe! Love how small the portions were, good for a first try. Place the glass ramekins in the boiling water and cook covered on the lowest heat for 8 minutes. That’s so cool and what a nice way to end the year!!! This is so disappointing … is there a way to re connect so the hundred + recipes i have in my Db?? I’ve seen several recipes for steamed chocolate cake and have been curious as to how the texture and taste would be for a cake that is steamed rather than baked. Just make sure to cover the lid with cloth so condensation water doesn’t drip onto the steamed cake. I hope you enjoyed your partner’s band on NYE. I was wondering if you have any tips for adding banana to the basic cake? Stir until properly incorporated. I think it’s the baking powder (good cocoa powder should give you amazing taste!) Sift to remove lumps. Hi Karen! . Happy New Year! Hi, Do we really need to put the cup cake into the boiling water? ©2020 Just One Cookbook, All Rights Reserved. I made the chocolate steamed cakes today, but the batter was very sticky. I’m always justonecookbook.com. I wish to try these recipes. Was there enough steam circulating in the steamer? Hi Lynna! . Hi Teo! Hope you will enjoy them! Hi Cerena! All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Hi! . Unlike store-bought cakes, there are no preservatives and additives. Add in a tablespoon of all-purpose flour to thicken the frosting. , Hi Wendy! Cover the lid with a kitchen towel to prevent condensation (please don’t skip!Fill a large frying pan with water about ½ inch (1.3 cm) deep. Hi Pearl, Thank you very much for trying this recipe! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for using this recipe so many times. Tomorrow I’ll be making the cheese version. Hi! xoxo. Is it possible that it was overcooked because you described it as “dry” and “tough”. As sugar was expensive back then, the Japanese included small chunks of Japanese sweet potatoes (Satsumaimo) to sweeten the steamed cakes. Thank you for your kind (and funny) feedback! So happy to hear your steamed cake turned out well. thank you for the recipe, i found it realy easy to follow and hopefully it turns out great. Can we use those kind for cooking? What type of ramekin did you use? It will result in a denser texture.. These healthy steamed cakes are soft and easy to digest, so they are perfect for small children! For some reason, the double chocolate cupcakes were dry; however, still very flavorful. About the ramekins, first, I have those glass ramekins to make Japanese (steamed) purin (pudding). 1/4 tsp or just a drip from the bottle is more than enough as this is a small portion recipe. I truly appreciate your kind feedback. , Sukiyaki recipe here: https://www.justonecookbook.com/sukiyaki/, thank you for the recipe I am on a strict gluten and dairy free diet I adjusted the recipe and made it with almond milk and 3/4 quantity of GF flour and it came out amazing !! I’m so glad to hear your children enjoyed this dish! 3. 1) Cover the steamed cake with a damp paper towel and reheat in the microwave (but be careful not to overheat; it'll become very hard). I noticed the last two times, I had big air pockets. Hi, I followed ur recipe but how come my steam cake is porous after removing it from the pan? Very much helpful. Hi Shi, Pumpkin or Sweet potato puree Wholemeal steamed cake sounds delicious! Yes, you have to use 5 eggs for making 20 steamed cakes. , If you look at my Green Tea Steamed Cake pictures, I have some air pockets too (https://www.justonecookbook.com/recipes/green-tea-steamed-cake/). Thanks, Hi Angelina, Thank you for trying this recipe! I do not like to recommend using the muffin tray and steam method, but I had never tried it so I might be wrong, it might be the matter of steaming time. If you pack 1/2 cup with flour, your flour will be more than my 60 g. You have to fluff up the flour, spooon flour into the cup, and level off (this is how you measure flour with measuring cups). Thanks for your feedback! Hi Chua! Maybe more gentle than my approach. Hi Christine! . You mean on the surface/top right? So I’m glad you figured out what works for you. Hello Nami, thank you very much for sharing your wonderful recipe. Please read my disclosure policy for details. how to make them more fluffy? I wish I know… I had never had that issue (or heard from readers who made this and left comment here). Many people still don’t have an oven in their kitchen, steaming is a popular method to make cakes. I also used silicon cup cakes mould for steaming. My family and I love the chocolate steamed cake and in fact, we find that it tastes nicer than what was sold outside. I have silicon cupcake lines but was unsure what else to use. Thank you! We used 1 tbs sesame oil instead of neutral, 2.5 tbs honey, 1 tbs sesame seeds, and 1/4 tsp vanilla in addition to the listed ingredients. xo. Please advise me!! Hi, I wanted to ask if you can increase the recipe and make this in one big cake pan rather than as cupcakes? I did have to steam them for close to 30 minutes each though, is that because the heat was too low? , Hi Barbara! Cooked slightly longer due to the added moisture from the honey but still worked perfectly. It may change the texture. How much vanilla extract do I need to add to the basic recipe? ), Hi Susuri! I tried the chocolate ones, but without chocolate chips. Hi Giselle, We are sorry to hear your Steamed Cake didn’t turn out great. After you steam it for 1 hour, how was the water level in the steamer? 11 Steamed caramel cake is ready to be served! I’m so happy to hear your in-laws enjoyed this recipe! All the best! You just need to make sure is combined well and that’s it. Hi, can I put them in a steamer – like a chinese wok steamer without using the glass ramekins? I’d love to hear about your variations and results in the comments! You can put directly to the ramekin if you prefer. Buy our best-selling e-cookbook for 33 more easy and simple recipes! Check if it’s done with a skewer closer to center (but not the sweet potato area) to see how long you need to get the steamed cake cooked. We loved it! Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Fill a large frying pan with water about ½ inch (1.3 cm) deep. My moma used to make sukiaki, not sure if I spelled it correctly but it was so good,I would love to carry on her tradition she didn’t have it written down, if you could please give me these 2 recipes it would make my year!! I was looking for alternatives as my oven is out of order. Well, cooking time will be longer, and outside will cook faster than inner, so make sure inside is cooked through. chocolate, granulated sugar, evaporated milk, sweetened shredded coconut and 5 more Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake Bakericious caster sugar, vanilla extract, butter, baking soda, eggs, milk and 6 more I will continue to make these for a quick dessert or snack especially once school starts up again in the fall. Let the cake rest. . You will also need 4 6-oz ramekins and cupcake liners. My frying pan with a cover was too small, I don’t have one that’s big enough to hold four! Fyi, I used Bensdorp cocoa powder, canola oil, Callebaut Dark Couverture No.811, and Japanese kotobuki flour from Nippon flour mills. Thanks so much for trying this recipe! I’m sorry but I’m not familiar with egg substitute. I tried to make these but failed – they turned out hard to touch and firm not sure where I have gone wrong, could you advise? Bake for 30 minutes at 120 °C. In a large jug, beat the eggs, evaporated milk and vanilla essence with 75ml (3fl oz) water. . I’m happy to hear you enjoy this recipe. I’m so happy to hear you enjoy my recipes! Nami-san! Hi Yari! , I don’t have white sugar at home and mostly don’t use sugar. I like adding chopped veggies (sweet potatoes and pumpkins) in it. I just made these and they were absolutely delicious! Hi JC! sorry, since I’m an amateur baker. I am looking forward to making them. Making these soft, light, spongy Japanese steamed cake (Mushi-pan) is surprisingly easy. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I just made the double chocolate version, following your recipe completely. It was moist inside and spongy. We hope your next try will be successful.☺️. Hope you enjoy(ed) the recipe! The new images were added in April 2017. I wish I can give you egg substitute but I’m not sure how I can make this recipe without them. If yes, how would the measures be for the ingredients? , happy to know that this some recipe will be very helpful to me thank you and more power, Hi Kim! Thank you for all these great recipes. , This was easy to make and super tasty!! Hi Nicole! Grease 2x20.5cm (8inch) tins, not loose … Hi! Thank you and I’m happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed this recipe! Hmm, to be honest with you, I have no idea why yours stick to the liners. Not sure which steamed cake you bought, but the ingredients are different, too. It’s a no oven cake just a steamed one which makes life easier. Hi Joan! Hope this helps! My mixture wasn’t smooth, lumps of flour afraid to overmix.. how to ensure smooth mixture with just a whisk to whisk oil milk, egg and sugar? Hi Kelly, Thank you very much for trying this recipe and for your kind feedback! Thank you for sharing , Hi Marhama! Recipe by: Aracely Pusch Tres Leches Cake (Three Milks Cake) I think it’s the same thing. . It’s very versatile. , I made these 蒸しパン – and they turned out so well! Thank you for your kind feedback, Cindy! If you pour the batter directly to the ramekin, I think it’ll be harder to remove the cake out of the ramekin. . You can use a steamer or the same method as you steam fish, too! I couldn’t be happier to hear how much joy and excitement my recipe has brought to you. Take sugar, oil, milk, vanilla,egg in a bowl and mix well. If you need more sweet potato flavor, you can steam small amount of sweet potatoes (microwave or boil) and mash it and add to the batter. Did the chocolate version earlier on. It is not fluffy and does not look cooked even after I steamed for more than 1 hour. Wow, your 5-year-old daughter made it? In a medium bowl, beat egg with milk, water and vanilla. Hope this helps. Evaporated milk is a Pinoy kitchen staple. Cover the lid with a kitchen towel to prevent condensation (please don’t skip!). Hi Yyumi! Hmmm depending on which type you make. Thank you for your time. I’m curious how it will turn out too. Just wondering if it really is 2tbsp milk for 1/2cup flour? ive done bot the chocolate ones and the plain ones with some honey instead of the sugar, and they turned out amazing! Thank you very much for your reply! I only have Japanese Cheesecake at this point (although we don’t call it so in Japan…). thank you very much . I hope I don’t do any mistake on my next try , Hi Albert! Worked fine with a new bottle, and turned out great :). I apologize for my late response. I will try out the recipe again and probably prepare more milk depending on the consistency of the batter. I just made these with matcha and they turned out great! . Hi Nami. Thank you so much for this recipe! Please make sure to weigh the flour. AP and cake flour is not the same but you can make homemade cake flour using AP and corn starch: http://simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/2015/06/09/all-purpose-flour-vs-cake-flour-whats-the-difference/, hey can i use the same method for a big cake also can u use cakes tins instead of glass cups, Hi Jawairya! Steamed caramel cake is a very simple recipe, no electric mixer or oven needed, the only thing to bear in mind is not to burn the caramel. But then I tried to experiment with some mashed banana added in the dough and it was such a failure! Did you waited for a long time before you start steaming? I don’t own silicone cupcake mold to steam this but I know other JOC readers who made this recipe with them. , Is it possible to steam cup cakes in a traditional steamer? As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You can store the steamed cakes in the airtight container for up to 2-3 days or freeze them for up to 1 month. My son is allergic to egg. Awww! This condensed milk cake is similar to pound cake but has a lot more to offer. If you are done cooking, and there are so much water in the pan, you don’t need to put that much water in the beginning. Was incredibly simple and delicious! Pressure Cooker Anko (Red Bean Paste) 粒あん・こしあん (圧力鍋), Easy Mother's Day Recipes for Brunch, Tea or Dinner, https://www.justonecookbook.com/sukiyaki/, https://www.justonecookbook.com/how-to-measure-flour/, https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/baking-powder-vs-baking-soda/.