Steamed Pumpkin Cake

I bought a whole two weeks back and decided to make steamed pumpkin cake. My mother makes very good steamed pumpkin cakes. She hasn't been free to make it recently and I missed it very much. Then I decided I shall make it myself. Most of us know that our older generation cook or bake by estimations. Similarly, my mum couldn't specify exactly how much water I should put to the rice flour. So I decided to use the Daikon Pudding recipe from Corner Cafe, modified it to make my Steamed Pumpkin Cake.
Recipe for Steamed Pumpkin Cake, modified from Corner Cafe.
Makes a 9" 3" tall, and 8" 3" tall round

1kg Shredded pumpkins (approximately 1 small pumpkin)
4 tbsp Cooking oil
5 Shallots, peeled and sliced
80g Dried shrimps, soaked and pounded
12 Large mushrooms, soaked and cut thinly

1000g Water
1pc Chicken stock cube
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Soya Sauce, to taste

720g Rice flour
240g Corn flour
1250g Water
Slowly pour the water into the rice and corn flour and use your hands to feel the lumps to mix well.


1. In a heated large wok, add oil and stir fried the shallots until golden brown.
2. Add in the pounded dried shrimps and stir fried till fragrant.
3. Add in the mushrooms and stir fried.
4. Add in the shredded pumpkin, followed by water from (B).

5. Add in the remaining ingredients from (B), mix well. Bring to a boil.
6. Then slowly add in ingredients (C).
7. Stir well until it thickens.

8. Scoop and pour them into the two prepared pans.
9. Steam them in a prepared pan for 1 hour.
10. Remove from the steamer and let it cool thoroughly before removing it from the pan.
11. Slice and serve.
12. Keep the remaining steamed cakes in the fridge.


Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...
May 1, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Love the golden colour of ur pumpkin cake.

Haha my mum also based on estimation.

Passionate About Baking said...
May 2, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Hi Angel,
Thanks. Isn't our mothers amazing? They can cook so well, and all they know is their estimation! I can't beat that!

Yummy Bakes said...
May 2, 2012 at 1:35 PM

That's a nice steamed pumpkin cake.

The Sweetylicious said...
May 2, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Is so funny when you say "as usual she didn't tell you how much water to add". Reminds me of my mum too! They don't follow any books, simply agar-ration and TADAH! Yummy food! Amazing! Anyways, love this pumpkin steamed cake. All natural and nice golden colour (; after exams, make this for my mum, she's sure going to like it! (;

passionbaker said...
May 2, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Thanks Yummy Bakes.

Passionate About Baking said...
May 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Thanks Sweetylicious! Only our mums can go by agar-ration and still churn out yummy foods! LOL. Do try this, give your mum a pleasant surprise!

Sammie said...
May 4, 2012 at 11:47 PM

oooh yummy! I have still yet to make a steamed cake! haha.. This looks really amazing though! And I'm a total pumpkin fan!

passionbaker said...
May 5, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Thanks Sammie! You should try this, it's really nice with pumpkins!

Rosa Michelle said...
July 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I tried it, but it didn't turn out that well. And I have no idea where I missed out.

passionbaker said...
July 18, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Oh! Did you follow the recipe well? What is it that it didn't turn out well? Was it too hard?

Anonymous said...
October 10, 2012 at 1:38 PM

the kueh did not turn solid after steaming. how?

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