Seems like the metric is not accurate. I’ll consider making green tea steamed cake and share next year. I’m so glad to hear your children enjoyed this dish! Hmm, to be honest with you, I have no idea why yours stick to the liners. . I am going to experiment a bit with different ingredients! Surprisingly, neither of us usually like chocolate cake very much but your chocolate steamed mushi pan was our favourite. So use hakurikiko 薄力粉 (cake flour) instead. Plain Steamed Bread with Pancake Mix. Hope that helps. Do you think I could make a savory version of this with whole wheat flour, some kind of green veggies puree and cutting out the sugar? , Hi Steph! I’ve never made a big one like how Chinese steamed cake is made… so I cannot tell the steam timing or measurement for it. Is there a fruit version? Might need adjustment with amount. This would be a wonderful treat for them! Unfortunately, I haven’t tried making this recipe with rice flour… or gluten-free flour, so I can’t share my experience. Is it the same as the basic one, just add cubes of sweet potatoes? Hi Mariana! Hi Eya, You may notice differences in texture, but Yes, you can use cake flour as a substitute. Also can I steam it in a bowl to make a big one? Hi Innz! These are delicious! I also didn’t have ramekins, and a trip to TJ Maxx and Ross’ brought me home with Anchor Hockings 1 c. Glass containers with lids, which came in sets of 4! Hope you enjoy! Do will I need tweak the recipe accordingly? Will you know what did I do wrong? Please adjust the cooking time based on your method. One way to solve this issue is to drop the glass container (if you are using like me) on the counter top to release the air pockets from inside the batter. Hi Nami, I’ve tried your recipe today and 3 variations. I make it about once a week now because its so easy and quick to make. I am planning to sell your recipe but i create different flavors such as blueberry and cream cheese delight. I’ll try other variations soon, as they are so easy to do. You can enjoy them as a healthy breakfast or after-school snack. Are you using frozen or fresh or canned corn kernels? Yay! Can you use a bamboo steamer for the mushi-pan instead of a frying pan? Thank you for your kind feedback! Yes, steaming (traditional method) takes longer than sitting in the water. I’m confident that this recipe works, as I make this myself often and many readers have successfully made it and shared their creations on social media or via email with us since 2011. I’ve never used it, but you can use a bamboo steamer to steam these cakes. Made in the Microwave with Pancake Mix! Hi Noora! My liners are not special ones, and they are just typical liners. Thank you for this recipe. ive been reading steamed cake recipes for days now but i like your website because even if it doesn’t have video, it has a step by step picture. Thank you so much for your reply, yeah maybe because of to much mixing, my daughter helped me while making them, she loves to mix, keep on doing it even when I already told her it’s enough mixing haha, Hi Lydia! Hi, can I use a stainless steel container instead of glass to hold the cake batter for steaming? Perfect! Would like to know why the cake surface didn’t turn out as smooth as ur picture. I’ll be happy to help you if you could share some pictures and describe a bit more about the problem. Hi Joyce! Did you waited for a long time before you start steaming? Have you tried this using wholemeal flour before? (But I just put in 1tbsp of sugar because I don’t like it too sweet! I use whole for the best result, but you can change if you like. Hi Pearl, Thank you very much for trying this recipe! Is it possible that it was overcooked because you described it as “dry” and “tough”. (Do not overmix.) xoxo. Serve warm or at room temperature. Install Insulation In Bat Ceiling  |   . I’m not too sure why the cakes got rubbery. Did you measure your ingredients by scale or cup? I have a new IP recipe that I want to publish…. to replace the sugar? Happy New Year! Merry Xmas and greetings from Bundaberg, Australia! Yeah weighing the flour would be the most accurate then yea? for pink colour batter : scoop 2 tsp of the batter, mix with 1 tsp cake flour and strawberry paste until well blended. I’d like to help but need more info. cooking involves the oven a lot. . Hi Nami! Thanks! First, I need to know if there is any adjustment or substitute you made for the recipe. Pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto griddle. I'm Nami, a Japanese home cook based in San Francisco. My cupcakes got wet on the bottom & when I take then out, I see about 1cm of water inside. sorry, since I’m an amateur baker. Please advise me!! Nami-san! Hi Aiks! . I didn’t add it so the recipe can be changed to a savory one. Uncategorized Hi Joan! This time I put ganache in the middle. for green colour batter : scoop 2 tsp of the batter and mix with green tea powder until well blended. But I don’t know what the original texture should be. Hi Hong Lin Ong! Hi, I wanted to ask if you can increase the recipe and make this in one big cake pan rather than as cupcakes? My kids love these too! Nov 5, 2019 - Steamed Orange Mini Cakes using Morinaga Pancake Mix (Make 4 regular size) (Inspired by: Janet Chia, modified by Taglicious) Things needed: 1 packet of 150g of Morinaga Pancake Mix 150 ml of orange juice 1 tablespoon of sugar Some lemon zest (Optional), for more citrus smell Steps: Refer to the pictorial Things needed … Hi Nami, I wanted to let you know I made the cakes last evening with my daughter. Please make sure to weigh the flour. would it work in a cake pan? All the best! I have subtitiuted sugar with 1.5tbsp honey and the cake is great, soft and fluffy. . 7 times! Can i use sugar sub (like stevia, aspartame etc.) I saw your recipe and was immediately tempted to make some. You need 2 tbsp of Sugar. Thank you for your kind feedback! How much vanilla extract do I need to add to the basic recipe? As sugar was expensive back then, the Japanese included small chunks of Japanese sweet potatoes (Satsumaimo) to sweeten the steamed cakes. I’m always justonecookbook.com. I’m so glad to hear yours came out well! Konnnichiwa Cerena! Make sure they are smaller cubes not gigantic ones. Where are you going to put the batter? Hope this helps! N so easy my 5 yr old made it herself ???? Place the glass ramekins in the boiling water and cook covered on the lowest heat for 8 minutes. Also, what will happen if I don’t use baking soda at all? It will result in a denser texture.. Hmm… I’m not sure if fondant can stay on top? We hope this helps! Hi Lydia! (ii) Place all the ingredients for the cake in a mixing bowl and mix well. Hi Karen! I will try out the recipe again and probably prepare more milk depending on the consistency of the batter. . Hi Giselle, It doesn’t have to be glass, as long as it’s oven/microwave-safe dishes! All images and content on this site are copyright protected. 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. . My son loves it. I’m so glad to hear you and your family enjoy these steamed cakes! Thank you for your kind words! Thanks! Any idea what’s a good replacement here? Hi Rachel! Instructions For Preparation and Baking. Pancake mix is not just for pancakes anymore! Hi Hui! Please give it a try and let me know how it goes. i never baked or steamed anything but i wanted to try. Thank you for sharing your story! What a great recipe. Also, please note that if you are using a 20cm round stainless steel pan, it will take longer than cupcake size. i just tried this and love it! Would the basic recipe still work if I added frozen blueberries or would it turn out too soggy? Hi JC! Hi Kay! Hi Vivien! a unique way of preparing the traditional eggless sponge cake recipe, using a steamer. from kira. Because it was sticky, otit was difficult to spoon onto the cupcake liners and they turned out pretty rough looking. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry blender or fork. Hi GL! Yes, you can use a steamer. Yeah, no oven necessary! thank you very much . But I have moved and it is too far away to go there. I am a beginner, and your recipes really help me. Hmm it sounds like you didn’t mix enough at Step 3? Thanks. Hi Helgee! Easy Chocolate Cake ... Pancake mix • Eggs • Sugar • Milk • Margarine • approx. Ah I see. 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. My sister said mushi-pan should have a very fine texture. Thank you so much for trying my recipes for all these years! While Chinese steamed bun called Mantou (饅頭) uses yeast as a leavening agent, Japanese steamed cakes use baking powder. Milo!!!! May I know if I can steam them in a muffin tray? I steamed them in a muffin tray with cupcake liner. , My toddler devoured these (cheese ones), so it’s a winner for me! Aww I’m so happy to hear your daughters enjoyed this recipe! What do you think? The strange thing is that after combining the egg and flour mixtures, my final batter doesn’t look as smooth and creamy as yours. Hi Majorie! but wish me luck all the same. I also heard GF flour worked too from some readers. If you look at my step by step image for chocolate… hmm I don’t know if you would call my texture sticky? Thank you so much for trying the recipe! This is such a good recipe! I tried making the steam cake with cake flour instead of all purpose flour. Hi Silei! Maybe whisk too much that air is incorporated into batter and came up to surface? My homemade steamed cakes are not the same as those Cheese Mushi-pans. I think you can – with cupcake liners? You can steam these but it will take more time for some reason. I’ll attempt again, would so love to make it work for me! Follow the recipie and cook for 8 minutes as stated instead of 15. You can use a heat resistant container (like oven safe dish?) But you can use the “Steam” menu to do it. Sure! . We hope your next try will be successful.☺️. I would love to try your baking recipes as I love all of your others. Please do not use my images without my permission. Thanks! My kids loved them so much! These look so tasty! Probably 1-2 days in a cool place. Just like the Chinese steamed cake that we used to eat when i was young and that brought back memories! You can try and experiment fruits you like! 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. I would suggest enjoying this on the same day. Im wondering though, does it taste like a normal cupcake, or is it different texture?? you use have aluminum in it. My kids love it, Hi S! I wish I can help but I never had the rubbery texture before so I’m not sure what went wrong. You should bring up the steamer to be hot and steamy before you put it back. Isn’t it convenient and nice? No need to put too much as the batter is only a little (for 4 steamed cakes). I personally don’t like very sweet cake/cupcakes, so I understand! Fariysnowpowder  |   Thank you for your kind feedback. I apologize for my late response. Hi, I want to try steam cake as I am not good at baking. You can add savory ingredients such as bacon and cheese to a plain filling. If I were to add mashed purple sweet potatoes in the center directly before steaming, would I have to steam for a longer period of time? These look yummy. Wrap the lid of a steamer with a towel and tie at the handle of the lid (this prevents condensation from hitting the dough while steaming). Serve warm or at room temperature. Required fields are marked *. Hi Wynne! . The basic ones were moister. I tried to be a “baker” as a hobby but financial difficulties came so now i would like to try baking as a source of an extra income. Don't over mix. Don’t worry about cooking time – each stove top, frying pan, cups… they are all different and those affect cooking time. Thanks for your kind feedback. Where are they listed in your recipe index? Possible you overcooked it? Am I mixing the batter too much or too little? And cook in rice cooker sounds excellent! I have never used sugar substitute so I am not sure how it will be… for other recipes, I’ve received some comments that they work to replace sugar, but the recipes may be savory one. If you scoop the flour with a measuring cup, you would end up with packed flour. You should not over mix AFTER the flour is added. Tomorrow I’ll be making the cheese version. . Can i just steam like normal how we steam fish, on top of the water instead on into the water? Hi Nikki! Once you’ve got your pancake mix and a chocolate chip cookie recipe (this is the one Nathan used, to much success), all you’ll need to do is measure a ratio of 1:1, so every cup of flour called for in the recipe can be substituted for a cup of pancake mix.It’s worth mentioning that while this is a great hack, the cookies do come out a little differently than if you’d simply used flour. I got big steamer, that will help me a lot. Diamond Satta Today Result  |   In Japan, when we make sweet potato one, we cut the sweet potato into small cubes and add to the batter. Hi Ming! Aww I’m really happy to hear that! I haven’t tried it but I think you can do that. I look forward to new IP ones! Stir in melted butter. . I will definitely be making these soon! How about adding 1 Tbsp of puree and reducing the sugar amount from 2 Tbsp to 1 Tbsp? So I’m glad you figured out what works for you. Hi Miki! The best part of steamed cakes is that they can be easily changed to either savory or sweet flavor. . 1 packet of 150g of Morinaga Pancake Mix; 150 ml of orange juice; 1 tablespoon of sugar; Some lemon zest (Optional), for more citrus smell I follow the recipe strictly and don’t understand how it could have turned out wrong. I wish I know… I had never had that issue (or heard from readers who made this and left comment here). I made the Double Chocolate and Corn and Cheese Mushi Pan this evening and they were so light and springy and perfectly cooked the whole way through. Might be overcooking the cake if it gets so hard. Hi Nami-San! I couldn’t be happier to hear how much joy and excitement my recipe has brought to you. Unfortunately, it’s not meant for baking. If you use other varieties of sweet potatoes that are not as sweet as Japanese kind, then you can adjust the amount of sugar. I’m curious how it will turn out too. 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