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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Steamed rice sponge cake (Apam Tepung Beras aka Apam Salju) 蒸米糕

Nowadays every 'Qing Ming' festival (visit to grave yard to pay respect to ancestors), I prefer to prepare homemade cake or kuih to bring over to graveyard.
This time I made a new rice cake, that using cooked rice, and it taste quite similar to Chinese steamed white rice cake ( 白糖糕), very nice rice aroma, soft and has slight QQ texture !! Thanks to Zila for kind sharing.

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These are the ingredients used..i halved the original recipe.

prefer to use overnight rice for better fermentation..


This is the batter before rest..

After rest for 3hrs, volume have  increased few times more..


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Steamed rice sponge cake (Apam Tepung Beras aka Apam Salju) 蒸米糕
(recipe source: adapted from Zila4ever)

120g cooked rice (prefer overnight rice)
290g water
140g plain flour
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70g light brown sugar
55g coarse sugar
1/2tsp instant yeast
Red food coloring


  1. Blend rice with water till fine.
  2. Add in light brown sugar and coarse sugar, continue to blend till smooth mixture.
  3. Mix plain flour, rice flour and yeast in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add in rice water mixture into flour, stir to combine well, add in colouring.
  5. Cover with cling film and rest for 3hours.
  6. Brush the molds with some cooking oil, fill in batter till full.
  7. Prepare steamer, when water boil put in the mini sponge cake, steam for 15mins.
  8. When cake turned slightly cool, remove the cake from the mold.


Mel said...

Looks beautiful your apam and I can imagine the softness of the texture of this apam. Your ancestors will bless on you for bringing such nice homecooked delicious food and kuih to pray for them.

eileenlee said...

nice colour u have, can try one pc ah?

Anne Regalado said...

I love steamed rice cakes ! I don't know if back home , they prepare the steamed rice cakes the same way as yours :D Your cakes look pretty colorful and I bet it taste as good as it looks !

Ice Pandora said...

Mhmm these rice cakes
sound and looks delicious!
The molds are so cute!!


Esther Lau said...

My mum like this white rice cake very much. Next time,I will throw her a small surprise with this new version rice cake.

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Vivian Pang said...

The ingredients are easy to access and methods are not complicated. Bookmarked! Love the patterns.

Lite Home Bake said...

The little kuihs look so pretty, and the best part is the steps sound easy too!

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

This is my 2nd time of reading a steamed cake recipe using cooked rice. Good to see these moulds back in action. I keep them in good condition!

Queenie said...

Sonia, biasanya akak cuma berani buat apam gula merah biasa jer, tapi bila tengok yours step by step, rasa macam berani nak try...

thanks for the recipe ya...will try soon....*_*

Li Shuan said...

I like 白糖糕,Ohhhh..this tastes a bit like 白糖糕, i sure will like this.

Agnes said...

first time seeing this rice steamed cake. very cute.

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

These steamed rice cakes look very pretty!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Loved it! And the recipe seem simple enough for me. Furthermore, I have these cute molds that I bought from M'sia that are still sealed in the plastic bag. :P

Karen said...

looks so delicious.. book mark dy..hehe.. my to do list become longer n longer dy..haha

freerangegirl said...

So pretty! the mold shapes work so well :)

mui mui said...

Ah Chi,
This steamed rice cake looks cute and pretty!

Mich Piece of Cake said...

Your rice kuih looks so soft and fluffy and I love the colour.

Phong Hong said...

Very nice looking kuih. I haven't eaten this kuih before and seeing the Puteri Ayu moulds remind me I haven't used mine yet :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

so special to use steam rice for cake, looks good!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

How gorgeous! It's very interesting to use steamed rice for this cake! Looks delicious!

Anonymous said...


May I know where can i get the mould?


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