Chinese Cake Ma Lai Gao

Chinese Cake Ma Lai Gao

This is a steamed castella-style cake that's well-known in Chinese cooking.

Ingredients: 10 small pudding cups

★Cake flour
125 g
★Baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons
★Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
Soft light brown sugar
60 g
50 g
Evapourated Milk
120 g
Coconut powder
4 tablespoons


1. Melt the shortening in the microwave. Beat the egg in a bowl and mix in the soft light brown sugar, beating with a whisk until pale.
2. Add the melted shortening, evapourated milk and coconut powder to the mixture in that order and combine well. Sift together the ★ ingredients in a separate bowl.
3. Sift the ★ ingredients into the mixture in 2 batches, mixing well each time to eliminate any lumps.
4. Line the pudding moulds with muffin cups and pour in the batter until they're 80% full. Steam the cakes in a preheated steamer on high heat for 15 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe was inspired by one I saw in a cookbook.