Prosperity Cake - Fa Gao

Recipe from Random Cuisine
Makes 6 muffin-sized cakes

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Steaming Time: 15 mins


3/4 cup water

1 1/2 block Chinese brown candy (or about 1/2 cup brown sugar)

1 cup white rice flour

1 tsp baking powder + 1 tsp water


1. In a saucepan, combine water and brown candy over medium-high heat. Stir until dissolved. Cool to room temperature.

2. In a medium bowl, add rice flour and gradually add sugar mixture while stirring.

3. In a small bowl, add baking powder and pour in water until combined. You should hear a little sizzling and see some bubbles forming.

4. Stir it into the batter.

5. Line the mould with muffin paper. Pour batter almost all the way.

6. Steam for 15 mins. Serve. Don't open the steamer midway, otherwise you won't get the smiley face :).