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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Steamed Fruit Cake

Cake wrapped in plastic cling & alumnium foil, which kept in the fridge until it gets transported soon:
I'm going to my nephew's wedding this coming weekend and thought may be fruit cake will be good to serve during wedding preparation (gotong-royong) day. Tried the recipe from my sis-in-law's sister for the first time and no idea how it turns up as I couldn't slice it yet. She warned me not to publish her recipe... what a dilemma. Anyway, the recipe is similar to Diana's and methodwise I followed Diana's recipe & tips. Thanks Diana for the recipe and will let you know the outcome if I got a chance to slice it later.

(Produced a huge cake, almost 3kg)
600g Flour*
2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda*
1 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar* (* Sieved together)
300g Castor Sugar
5 Egg (grade A) - I used 6 grade B
625g Butter
500g Mix Fruits
1tsp Essence Vanilla
1 tbsp Sarsaparilla Liquid Brown (I used browning)
2 cups Sugar for caramel

1. Mix well mix fruit with 1 tbsp Flour (from the 600g above).

2. Beat butter & sugar until fluffy.
Add in browning & essence vanilla, mix well.
Add in egg one by one & beat with hand until just blended (do not over-beat to prevent cake of dry texture).
Fold in flour mixture until just mixed.

3. Melt sugar in a pot with slow heat until foaming.
Quickly but carefully pour into the cake mixture while stirring with wooden spatula.
(It will get harden once touched the cold mixture, so fold in fast but not too worry if some crystallised caramel in the mixture).
Finally, add in mix fruit (do not over-mix to prevent the fruit from sinking).

7. Pour into greased/lined 9-10 inch diameter cake tin.
Steam for 4 hours above medium heat.

Update: I manage to capture the photo of the sliced cake at my SIL's house, very moist & tasty:


  1. Hi, is this kek kukus?

  2. Anonymous,
    Ya, kek kukus kan nama nya pun kek kukus.

  3. Hi,
    May i ask if i half the recipe, is the steaming hours also cut by half of time? thks

  4. Hi,
    May i ask if i halve the recipe, is the steaming time also shorten by half?

    Oso, can i use gula hitam browning in this recipe? thks :)


  5. Dear khim,
    No, I advise you not to half the time for 1/2 portion. I still steamed mine for 4 hours. You may want to test doneness after 3 hours.
    Yes, that's what I state in the recipe.

  6. Salam Roz..what is Sarsaparilla Liquid Brown? where can i get this.u used 'browning'.what do mean?really don understand...hehe..

  7. Zai,
    Wsalam. I'm not sure myself about Sarsaparilla Liquid Brown and therefore I replaced it with browning. You can get it from the supermarket which is used for making browning sauce. The label says "browning". I've posted the picture of it in my posting "Kuih Kosui".


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