Fluffy Mushi-Pan (Steamed Cakes) - Steamer Not Needed

Fluffy Mushi-Pan (Steamed Cakes) - Steamer Not Needed

This steamed bread is made with healthy ingredients. You can make it without any special tools.

Ingredients: Makes 4 cakes

Cake flour
70 g
Baking powder
4 g
☆Honey (or sugar)
2 tablespoons
☆Olive oil (or vegetable oil)
1 tablespoon
☆Yogurt (or milk)
4 heaping tablespoons
Matcha or food coloring
as needed


1. Separately prepare the *-marked dry ingredients and the ☆-marked liquid ingredients and mix each well with a whisk.
2. Mix the dry and liquid ingredients by lightly folding them in. Tip: Avoid kneading and over-mixing.
3. Add the food coloring. Use a spoon to fill the molds to 80% full. (If using thin paper or foil, put a cup or other container inside for better shaping.)
4. Steam on high heat for about 12 minutes. Insert a skewer into the center of the cakes and if it comes out clean, they're done. Let them cool.
5. If you don't have a steamer: 1. Place the cakes into 1/3 cup of water poured into a frying pan or saucepan and steam, covered, over medium heat. The heat will circulate quickly, so check them after about 8 minutes.
6. You can wedge cooking chopsticks under the lid so you won't need to use a cloth to catch the condensation.
7. If microwaving: Cover the cakes loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave at 500W for about 1 minute 30 seconds. Check and microwave for an additional 30 seconds at a time (if you overcook them they'll harden, so be careful).

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this recipe because I wanted to use up some yogurt and honey. The mild sweetness was a big hit.