Sweet Potato Steamed Cake


Sweet potato steamed cake for baby Ian today. For his snack. He was so excited when he saw these pretty red cups on the table.  I thought that was a good sign because the reaction was similar when I gave him the cream cheese steamed cake last week. Who knows, he ate halfway and threw the remaining portion onto the floor. Argh. Messy. I gave him 3 pieces, all ended up smashed cakes on the floor. He wasn’t so keen to eat it, despite my attempt to guide him putting these cakes into his mouth. Sigh. 



I regretted not teaching him self feeding early. At times, he can just open his mouth and wait for me to feed him, rather than holding the spoon or food. Now I can only keep on trying until he learns. 



100g sweet potato, steamed and mashed
50g sugar
2 eggs
2tbsp formula milk
1 1/2tbsp coconut oil ( or can use olive oil)
90g gluten free plain flour
1tsp aluminium free baking powder

Steam sweet potato until soft and mash. Whisk with sugar and combine well. Add in the egg one by one and combine. Add in oil and milk. Sift in flour and baking powder. Pour batter into paper cups and steam for 14mins.

Note: These little steamed cakes look like huat kueh (which I dislike most) but, they are soft even on the next day.


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