This Gula Melaka Huat Kuih is soft and fluffy, it has a nice coconut palm sugar fragrance. Evaporated milk is added to give it a richer taste, you may replace with thick coconut milk too.


Coconut Palm Sugar Huat Kuih


Gula Melaka Huat Kuih (Coconut Palm Sugar Huat Kuih) | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 6 (7.5-cm)


  • 160 g (5.6 oz) gula Melaka (coconut palm sugar)
  • 160 g (2/3 cup) water
  • 3 pcs pandan leaves
  • 120 g (1/2 cup) evaporated milk
  • 250 g (2 cups) plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 4 tbsps corn oil (or other vegetable oil)


1 Combine gula Melaka, water and pandan leaves in a sauce pot, cook until sugar has melted.


2 Strain sugar syrup into mixing bowl.

3 Add in evaporated milk, mix well, set aside until slightly cooled.


4 Bring the water of steamer to the boil.

5 Sieve together plain flour, baking soda and baking powder.

6 Sieve the flour again into gula Melaka mixture, mix until blended. (Reminder: Add in extra 1-2 tsps of water if the batter is too thick.)

7 Add in corn oil, mix until combined.

8 Sieve through to have a smooth batter.

9 Pour batter into 6 lined baking cups (7.5-cm).

10 Steam over medium-high heat for 17-18 minutes.

11 Unmould when slightly cool down, then cool completely on wire rack. Put into container with cover for storage.