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Steamed Butter Cake



By Kate Miller

The steam banana cake recipe received overwhelming response from many readers, and requests for steamed butter cake recipe keep pouring in. So here's one more to your "best no-bake cake ever" recipe box.

This steam cake's perfect combination of rich butter flavor and subtle milk taste is really inviting. It opens up your taste buds and pleases your palate. An easy-to-make, truly delicious and super moist butter cake that tastes even better when served with fresh whipped cream.

Steamed Butter Cake Recipe


200g plus 300g caster sugar

250ml water

250g butter

330g plain flour, sifted

4 large eggs

2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

250g evaporated milk


How to make steamed butter cake

1. Grease and line a 15cm cake tin with parchment paper.


2. Heat 200g sugar in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring continuously until the sugar melts and caramelizes to a nice golden brown color.


3. Remove the saucepan. Pour in water, be very careful as it'll splutter.


4. Return the saucepan to stove. Boil the caramel again, until the sugar has completely melted. Leave it to cool.


5. Beat the butter and sugar till white and creamy.


6. Beat eggs, one at a time.


7. Fold in flour and bicarbonate of soda.


8. Add in the caramel and evaporate milk. Mix well.


9. Pour the butter cake mixture into a prepared tin, and steam for 2-3 hours or until cooked. Enjoy!




steamed butter cake recipe