Steamed Green Tea Cake with Black Sesame Seeds Recipe -
Steamed Green Tea Cake with Black Sesame Seeds Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Steamed Green Tea Cake with Black Sesame Seeds

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Set a bamboo steamer large enough to contain a 9x9 inch pan over simmering water. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder and green tea powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks, sugar, water and vanilla extract. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until mixture has tripled in volume. Fold in the flour mixture, mixing just until combined.
  3. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold whites into the egg yolk mixture. Pour batter into the cake pan.
  4. Place cake pan in steamer. Stretch a kitchen towel over the cake pan without touching the surface, then cover with steamer lid. Steam cake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds and cut into pieces before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2006

this cake is not bad~~! i also added one cup of adzuki beans to it and some fruit with the whipped cream topping~!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2015

The ratio of flour to egg whites is WAY too high. Cut back on flour by at least 50%.


12 Ratings

Mar 21, 2008

This cake is not a "wow" but it sure is very good. I reduced the sugar, and used 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of splenda. The splenda does not affect the taste of the cake at all, so this is a good recipe for diabetics. I also baked 3/4 of the batter in a cake pan and the remaining 1/4 in 2 ramekins. Both version turned out well. Best served right out of the steamer :) I will be making this again.

Mar 08, 2008

This tasted like the recipe for Chinese steamed cake (on this website). I used one cup of white sugar. I didn't have any black sesame seeds, but it was delicious anyways.

May 16, 2007

Brilliant. not greasy and fluffy. the only thing is i dont know how to fold the white to the yolk mixture, i have to MIX it. theres several parts of the yolk mixture that doesnt really mixed well with the white and it turns dense ( not fluffy) next time i'll add pinch of salt and double the green tea. and i dont know how to make a preety cake like yours, mine stick to the metal container. i'll use parchment paper next time. we call this cake "kue bolu" in indonesia. they use small cup ( much like muffin cup) lined with parchment paper and fill it with cake batter and steam it. the taste is pretty much the same. i love this comfort food and this is a good option when you are ill.

Jan 11, 2010

This was surprisingly easy to make. I used my B&D Electric Steamer. I poured most of the recipe into the oval plastic container and the rest into 4 ramekins. It took about 15 minutes for the ramekins and 20 for the oval plastic container to steam fully. Thanks for the recipe. I was skeptical about folding in the egg whites, but it worked. It was very fluffy and not dense for me. Would go well with cream cheese icing. In my opinion, most things go well with cream cheese.

Feb 25, 2007

it tastes great. the only problem i have with it is that it's a little dry. it's really good to eat with milk. =D i've made it several times now and it's definitely a favorite.

Jul 29, 2011

Fantastic recipe! My husband loves it!


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  • Calories
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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