• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 50 minutes
  • Serving For 8 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Ingredient

  • Sift:
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp custard powder
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 100g margarine
  • 275g soft brown sugar
  • 140g corn oil
  • 5 eggs
  • 2½ tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • Garnishing:
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds (kwa chi)


  1. Sift flour and custard powder into a mixing bowl. Stir in baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. In a mixer bowl, cream margarine, sugar and corn oil until light and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in honey and essence. Add in sifted flour mixture to blend into a smooth batter.
  2. Line an 18-20cm diameter deep bamboo basket with greased greaseproof paper. Pour batter into prepared basket and sprinkle over some melon seeds. Steam over rapidly boiling water for 40-45 minutes.

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