Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Serikaya Cake (steam)

Another very soft and moist steam cake. Original cake recipe
can be found in y3k . Try it out...
Below recipe I did some slight changes to suit my taste.


A: 230g butter
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
5 eggs

B: (sieved together)175g plain flour
1 1/2 tsps double-action baking powder

C: 140g condensed milk
150g kaya
125g Horlicks
80g black treacle (replaced by Gula Hitam Browning)
200ml evaporated milk
some macadamia nuts (chopped)

1. Line and grease a 9" round cake tin. Heat up steamer.
2. Beat butter and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl
until creamy. Add in eggs one at a time.
Gradually add in ingredient (B) and ingredient (C)
alternately until well-combined. Pour into prepared tin
and sprinkle with nuts.
3. Steam for 1.15hr to 1.30hr or until skewer comes out
clean when inserted into cake's centre.


  1. Have seen this recipe in the book, was wondering how's the taste with the combination of kaya and horlick. Looks full of flavour.

  2. Yes, you must try this one day...very yummy :)

  3. Esther, where did u buy the Gula Hitam browning from?

  4. Hi Yew Yen,
    sorry for this late reply. The Gula Hitam browning sauce bought from Anna Phua (No 1 Sims Lane #01-11 Singapore 387355 Tel: (65) 67470069). Go check it out :)

  5. I steamed the cake last week. I tried the cake when it was cool and it tasted great. Howwever, I noticed that the cake get more damp the next day and there's more moisture the day after... it became soggy and doesn't go down as well as the first day. I wonder why there's moisture built up.

  6. Sorry for the snail response, I got the Gula Hitam Browning sauce through Anna Phua too.

  7. OH my! that looks very delicious.