Roti kukus cake

Roti kukus cake

Apart from the fact that I am addicted to blogging, I also try and visit as many blogs as I can. That doesn’t always work but my favorite moment to do that is early in the morning when I’m having my first coffee of the day. It’s like reading the newspaper but instead I am browsing through Bloglovin. If I do visit a blog I always try and leave a comment. Because we all like comments, right?

One time it might be a comment about the recipe, the other time it might be about the story. And when going through all the blogs you will find blogs that have hundreds of comments per post and others that have non. I realize part of that is to do with the total amount of visitors to your blog, without visitors no comments obviously, but there must be more to it than that. So I wonder when do people comment and when do they not? I figured the best place to ask is where the action is.. πŸ˜‰

When do you leave a comment and when do you move away? On some posts I get tens of comments and on others I get non.

So now that we have that out of the way we can continue with the more mundane stuff and that is this recipe for a steamed cake, also called a roti kukus or Indian cake. I have ofcourse made steamed cake before with varying results, but I am always amazed by how different it tastes from a regular cake. First of all, there is no butter in this one, so if you’re looking to decrease your fat intake this will be a good bet (there is still enough sugar in there so it’s not that you can eat this and be healthy!)

roti kukus

What did I think of the cake? Good but a little on the dry side. That is probably due to the lack of fat/butter. What I did think was very funny was that the original recipe maker included a tip to eat the cakes warm and add some butter on it. Yes, I can see that is tasty but I than wonder what is the point of baking a cake without butter and than adding it on top.. Lol… I did think it was an interesting experiment to bake an entire cake in my steamer. So I will be trying this again and adapting the recipe as I go along! Not there yet!

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roti kukus

Prep Time: 15 hours 51 minutes
Cook Time: 15 hours 51 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 3 eggs
  • 200 gr sugar
  • 1 el vanilla sugar
  • 1 dl 7up
  • 250 gr selfraising flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp cacaopowder


  • Mix the eggs with the sugar and the salt. Add the 7up and last the self raising flour. Mix everything well and make sure it is smooth and lumpfree. Cover your steamer with bakingpaper and make sure it covers both the bottom as well as the sides.
  • Put the biggest part of your batter into the pan. Mix the rest of the batter with the cacao powder. Add this into the pan as well and use a fork or a spatula to make a marbled pattern
  • Cover the lid of the pan with a teatowel (to prevent water dripping in)
  • Fill the bottom part of your pan with water and bring to the boil. Put the part with the batter on top and cover with the lid wrapped in the teatowel. leave to simmer and steam on medium fire and make sure it does not boil dry.
  • Serve the cake warm with a bit of butter.


Extra nodig; stoompan
Course: Dessert
Author: Roys Recepten


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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