Monday, September 14, 2009

Cream Cracker Layer Cake




This version of steamed layer cake is quite easy to make. My 2 sisters learned this on a radio program years back. I made it once when I stayed with my eldest sister. She made the batter and I just helped out in the steaming process.

Now, I'm rolling up my sleeves to make one on my own. It supposed to have more thinner layers, but I'm not too skilled to do so. So, here's my version of 5-layers cake. :) Compared to butter cake and cereal butter cake, the layer cake's more compressed. This is due to no baking soda is used. It just raise a little when each layer is steamed.

Instead of flour, cream cracker powder is used. It enhances the fragrant smell to the cake. I quite like the slightly compressed texture. Just take 2 pieces, and it will able to fill up my tummy. It can be taken as breakfast or as afternoon tea. Even my mom who is allergy to dairy products smell the fragrant and fall in love with it. She used to feel like throw up whenever she smell the butter and milk. But surprisingly, she ate up majority of the cakes which I packed for my dad. :)



Steamed Layer Cake

Ingredients:

250gm butter
170gm Castor sugar
200gm cream cracker, blended
5 omega-3 eggs, beaten
2 & 1/2 tbsp coco powder

Method:

1. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Add the beaten eggs in batches and mix well.

3. Pour in cream cracker powder in batches and mix well.

4. Divide the mixture into half. Add coco powder to one of the portion.

5. Spread a layer of original flavored batter in the baking tray. Steam for 5 minutes. Then continue with a layer of coco flavored batter and steam for 5 minutes. Continue doing this with alternating flavored batter until you finish up the batter.

30 comments:

Big Boys Oven said...

awesome awesome, I love the colour combination and the texture, purely fantastic!

cariso said...

It looks petite.:)

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

ah.. it's like layer cake that I usually bake for CNY. But omitted the cream cracker. Will give this a try too! ^-^

Dora said...

So sweet! Nice dessert! :D

foodbin said...

nice colors and looks spongy to me.

Elin said...

Hey Little Inbox..you are getting better and better..make cakes like a pro now...am so proud of you...gambate! :)
Thanks for sharing this steamed cake...I want to try this out. Any great dessert for my pot bless dinners.

Selba said...

Very nice! I want to make it! :)

New Kid on the Blog said...

I agreed with Elin, you're getting better and better now!!!

SimpleGirl said...

nice recipe...good job!!!

ck lam said...

A healthier version of layer cake compared to the baked ones.

Duckie said...

looks and sounds easy!!! i'm so making it!!!

daphne said...

That looks wonderful! Do you mean u crush the cream crackers? That is very creative! High teaish!!!

Little Inbox said...

BBO, thank you! :)

Cariso, yes it is.

Food Paradise, cream crackers added fragrant to the cake. You should try it.

Dora, it's be a very fulling dessert then. :P

Little Inbox said...

Hi Foodbin, :) thanks.

Elin & New Kid, that because I practice a lot recently. :) Oh, I like cooking so much!

Selba, happy trying! I hope you'l like it.

Little Inbox said...

SimpleGirl, thanks. :P

CK, oh ya, less heaty right?

Duckie, try it out, you'll fall in love with it.

daphne, that's not my idea, I learned some where else, from a radio program.

noobcook said...

So pretty and healthier when steamed ^^

buzzingbee said...

you are really a 'big chef in the making'!!! All your recipes looks very good. :)

Little Inbox said...

Noobcook, yes it's healthy, but not pretty. If make it into thinner layer, then it'll look much more better.

buzzingbee, "big chef in the making"? no lar, LOL! :D

allie said...

looks nice :)

Little Inbox said...

Hohohoho......I'm happy to get so many positive comments on this steamed cake. It keeps me going...
Thanks everybody!

Food For Tots said...

This cake is so lovely with its dual colour combi! Will bookmark it. Tks for sharing!

Little Inbox said...

Food For Tots, no problem. I hope you'll like it.

petite nyonya said...

Hi there..it's me again too :D. I like the idea of using cream cracker instead of the usual cake texture we often find.

Little Inbox said...

Petite Nyonya, welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Do you have to remove the cream before blending the cracker?

rgds
Jennifer

Little Inbox said...

Jennifer, cream cracker doesn't have cream. A cream cracker is a flat, usually square savoury biscuit.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I first saw the recipe taken from yr blog featured in the Star 2 on Mon, 7/2/2011. Pic looks nice but I hv yet to try it. I usually try out new recipes and try to improve it further, eg by adding vanilla or soda, reducing or adding sugar to suit fly and my tastebuds. Tks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I was wondering whether can it be left overnight? Will the texture of the cake affected?

BBernice said...

Hi, Have tried baking using your recipe and it turned out just great! Hubby and both my sons love it so much...Thanks for sharing the recipe! I've never tried baking it layer, although I've tried baking this kind of cake using cream crackers and I'm so glad it turned out just right..:)

Little Inbox said...

BBernice, nice to hear that. :P

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