I saw a post in FB, sharing a recipe on steam fruit cake. I have never wanted to try making one on my own cos I thought it is difficult to do so but surprisingly when I read the recipe’s instruction it looks simple and so I decide to try it out.
Thus last night I embarked on another night baking … usually my night baking only happens when the mood strikes really hot which is not often hahaha…..
The verdict after steaming the cake for 4 hours and only cut it out early this morning? It’s GOOD!!! Really GOOD!!
My husband, my colleagues and youngest daughter all praise it saying that it tasted good and moist.
So I am glad I did decide to try out this recipe and I also think its a keeper 😊👍
Steam Fruit Cake
250 g butter
340 g sugar
50 g hot water
500 g mixed fruits (I used only 300 g cos I was afraid too much will make the cake too sweet)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp bicarbonate soda
350 g plain flour
a pinch of salt (I added though its not in the original recipe)
1 tsp nutmeg powder (optional)
Note: Sprinkle a little bit of flour on the mixed fruits and mixed well so that the fruits do not clump together.
– Sieve the flour together with the cream of tartar, bicarbonate soda and nutmeg powder. Put aside.
– Beat the eggs together with the vanilla essence. Put aside.
– In a medium size pot, using a small fire, cook the sugar till sugar melts and the colour change to golden brown. (Have to keep stirring)
– Slowly add the hot water to the pot bit by bit.
– Then add the butter and keep stirring till the butter melts.
– Add in the mixed fruits, stir and let it boil for a minute or so. Off the fire and let the mixture cool till it becomes warm.
– Then add the flour mixture bit by bit into the warm sugar mixture. Mix well.
– After that add the beaten eggs and mix well.
– Pour the batter into a small cake tin (size 7″ x 7″ or two bread loaf tin, up to your preference)
– Cover the cake tin with aluminium foil to prevent any steam water from getting into the cake.
– Steam the cake for 4 hours. After 4 hours, off the fire and let the cake cool before cutting it.
Note: After cooking the sugar mixture, you can start heating up the steamer. Use only medium fire. Use hot water to top up the water in the steamer whenever needed.