It’s been quite a while since I last posted a recipe and I am soooo sorry my friends…
Well, I hope to make it up with this interesting recipe today. It is really simple and there is no baking involved for these cakes! No oven, no-preheating, only steaming required and I bet you should have all the ingredients already in your well-stocked kitchen. LOL.
Ingredients (Makes about 20 small cupcakes):
- 4 eggs
- 160 g sugar
- 175 ml soda
- 200 g plain flour
Yes, that’s all the ingredients needed. For soda, you can get ice-cream soda or 7-up. If you wish to add a citrus taste, Fanta orange would be great. I used Kickapoo, a local lime-flavored soda drink which taste somehow like Mountain Dew, for the fun of it. Maybe next time I might try making them with sparkling Ribena for a grapey taste, or even Coca-Cola? Haha. As long as it is a sweet carbonated drink, I think it will still work the same.
Hey, doesn’t this sound fun already before we even start? Get your kids to help in the measurements and blending. I bet they will love it!
Step 1: Crack all the eggs and put the sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: If you are using a mixer, blend the mixture till it turns frothy and cream in color. I used a whisk instead to beat the eggs and sugar manually. It took me about 20 minutes. Just a rough guide in case you do it by hand too.
Step 3: Add your preferred soda to the mixture and mix well. Lastly, add in the flour bit by bit and mix well too.
Step 4: Lay muffin paper cups on a muffin tray or in my case, I used individual muffin tins. Fill the cup each to its brim with the mixture.
Step 5: Heat up a steamer. Place these cups to steam for about 6-7 minutes.
Step 6: To check if the cup cakes are ready, prick one with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out not sticky, the cup cakes are cooked and ready to be eaten.
Step 7: Place each cup cake aside to cool. Repeat Step 3 again until mixture runs out.
Well, I hope this steamed cup cake recipe gives you another light meal idea of what you can pack for your kid’s lunch box. Top it up with some cheese & ham or steamed vegetables for a balanced and healthy meal.
You can also pack these as an afternoon snack for Hubby or make them for picnic meals.
Hope you like it!