Green tea steamed cake

Green tea steamed cake

Steamed Cake  is a light, fluffy, and soft cake.  As the name suggests, it is steamed instead of baked, and it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare from the beginning to the end.  

Ingredients :

  • 1 large egg.
  • 1 tbsp. neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, canola, etc).
  • 1 tbsp. honey.
  • 3 tbsp. plain yogurt.
  • 1 ½ tbsp. sugar.
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour( plain flour).
  • , 1 tsp. baking powder .
  • 1 tsp. matcha (green tea powder) .
  • red bean paste (anko).


  • Wrap a frying a pan lid with a kitchen towel. This will prevent condensation from falling onto the cakes while steaming.
  • Place four empty ramekins in the pan and pour water into the frying pan to halfway up the exterior of the ramekins.
  • Take out the ramekins , cover the pan with the lid , and bring water to a boil.
  • Place a cupcake liner inside , in a medium bowl.
  • Add the egg and vegetable oil and whisk well .
  • Add honey and yogurt and mix well.
  • Add the sugar and mix thoroughly .
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together and add into the egg mixture .
  • Sift the matcha powder and fold until powder is well incorporated into the batter .
  • Pour the batter evenly into four cupcake.
  • Ramekins inside the pan .
  • Cover with the lid and steam over medium- low heat for 12-14 minutes, ENJOY.