My not so nicely drawn ladybug steamed cakes. -_- I had no brown colouring at home and I ended up mixing in too much cocoa powder to get a darker shade of brown. I guess I wasn't thinking then, ended up with a very thick batter and had problem drawing. So, if you are thinking of doing the same, do add in the cocoa powder sparingly.
After the two badly done ladybug cakes, I decided to just draw polka dots instead, since that is way easier, lol. :)
I've updated the recipe in this post, did some trials and amended the recipe. I've also decrease the quantity as I felt the previous recipe yield too many cakes.
Please note that this cake is not as fluffy as your usual cakes, it's slightly denser than baked cakes. They are best eaten warm. In terms of taste, the ones I made using pancakes mix will be tastier.
LADYBUG STEAM CAKES
200g cake flour
2 large eggs, room temperature
120ml fresh milk, room temperature
2 tsp baking powder
100g castor sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
- Whisk egg in a mixing bowl, add in sugar and whisk till sugar is dissolved.
- Add in milk and vanilla essence, whisk to combine.
- Sieve over cake flour and baking powder, whisk to combine.
- Add in vegetable oil, stir till mixture becomes smooth.
- Scoop 1 tbsp mixture into piping bag.
- Scoop 4 tbsp mixture, mixed with brown colouring and put into a piping bag.
- Colour the remaining mixture red and put into a piping bag.
- Cut a small opening in the end of each piping bag.
- Fill cupcakes liners till about 80 per cent full with red mixture. Draw a half cross with brown mixture, add dots on both sides. Fill upper part with brown mixture.
- Make 2 dots with white mixture and fill inside with a brown dot.
- Steam on medium high heat for 15 minutes.