Steamed carrot cake


Steamed carrot cake for Ian’s smash cake on his birthday. 




The boy enjoyed smashing away his carrot cake, playing with the cream cheese. I see him how he ‘destroyed’ the cake., made me feel so stressed. Messy! 

Recipe (6′ cake tin) 

60g gluten free plain flour
2tsp aluminium free baking powder
1tsp cinnamon powder
140g oats (blend into powder mixed with 1 cup milk)
40g walnuts (finely chopped)
40g sultanas (finely chopped)
120g carrots (Chopped)

Mix walnuts, sultanas and carrots and pour in oat milk, mix well. Sieve in flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and fold well. Pour into cake tin. Smooth out the cake batter using spatula. Steam in preheated steamer for 30mins. Wait 5 mins before remove.

Cream cheese topping

1 cup cream cheese (melted)
1 tsp melted unsalted butter
1tsp agave nectar

Use mixer to mix all the ingredients. Put inside the fridge to cool. Spread on top and serve.


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.