January 19, 2011

Steam black sesame cake

I was trying to find ways to finish the bottle of black sesame paste which I first bought to make a black sesame chiffon cake.

I began googling for recipes using black sesame... and that brought me Florence's blog who's also in my blog list. Black sesame steamed cupcakes-- oohh that's perfect! Just what I'm looking for, a simple recipe that can be done without much hassle. I spent much time though trying to smash the black sesame paste which had turned dry at the bottom after storing in the fridge for a months.
The cake turned out great! It was not too sweet, with a subtle black sesame taste. Somehow steam cake is a hit with older generations. Hubby's parents and my parents love it, despite the unattractive colour. I thought they would not be receptive to new flavours (their favourite would be those good'o steamed egg sponge cakes!) :) Do take note that steam sponge cakes doesn't keep well, probably due to the moisture from the steaming so it's best to finish it within two days. ;)
Have you starting your CNY cookie baking? Well, I'm planning to start this weekend. Enjoy!

8 comments:

Jean said...

looks yummy! my mom and bf are both big fans of black sesame, I'm sure they will be drooling if I make this recipe :D

The Sweetylicious said...

i LOVE black sesame! (: and steamed cake . . i should give it a try too coz i like cake that's a little moist and yours look exactly the way and YUMMY!!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I just bot a book on steamed cake, thinking to try making for the elderely too :)

Jo said...

I've never tried making a steam cake before but this looks really good, soft and moist.

daphne said...

arggghhhh so little time for CNy bakes. :( but i have to find sesame paste first! coz heaps of recipe that seem to need them? haha.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Aimei Wish you and your family a Happy Lunar New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Aimei said...

Thanks Jess! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh i love the black! to me, they look super attractive!