Pumpkin has natural orangey yellow colour, it gives Pumpkin Huat Kuih a nice orangey yellow colour . Huat Kuih (发糕) is a Chinese cupcake-like pastry. When steamed, the cake will split into beautiful sections at the top which signify good luck.

Check out other popular huat kuih recipes from us: Huat Kuih Recipes collection.

CHINESE VERSION: 金瓜发糕

Pumpkin Huat Kuih
 

Pumpkin Huat Kuih | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 6 (7.5-cm)

Ingredients for Pumpkin Huat Kuih:

  • 100 g (3.5 oz) pumpkin flesh
  • 150 g (½ cup + 2 tbsps) water
  • 110 g (½ cup + 1 tbsp) granulated sugar
  • 1 pc pandan leaf
  • 250 g (2 cups) plain flour
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsps corn oil

Directions:

1 Steam pumpkin flesh for 10 minutes until softened.

 

2 Combine water, sugar and pandan leaf in a sauce pot, cook until sugar has melted.

3 Mash the pumpkin flesh with fork.

4 Add sugar syrup to mashed pumpkin, mix until combined, set aside to cool.

5 Bring the water of steamer to the boil.

6 Sift together plain flour and baking powder. (Reminder: The quality of baking powder will decide the degree of blooming. If your baking powder has been bought for some time, it is suggested to buy a new bottle for huat kuih recipe.)

 

7 Sift the flour again into cooled pumpkin mixture, mix until blended. (Reminder: Make sure the pumpkin mixture is cooled before adding in flour.)

8 Add in corn oil, mix until combined.

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

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

11 Pumpkin Huat Kuih is done! Unmould Huat Kuih when it has slightly cooled down, then cool completely on wire rack.

Pumpkin Huat Kuih

Pumpkin Huat Kuih

Pumpkin Huat Kuih

Pumpkin has natural orangey yellow colour, it gives Pumpkin Huat Kuih a nice orangey yellow colour . Huat Kuih (发糕) is a Chinese cupcake-like pastry. When steamed, the cake will split into beautiful sections at the top which signify good luck.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 48 mins
Course Huat kuih
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 pieces
Calories 310 kcal

Equipment

  • 6 baking cups (7.5-cm)

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g 3.5 oz pumpkin flesh
  • 150 g ½ cup + 2 tbsps water
  • 110 g ½ cup + 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 pc pandan leaf
  • 250 g 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsps corn oil

Instructions
 

  • Steam pumpkin flesh for 10 minutes until softened.
  • Combine water, sugar and pandan leaf in a sauce pot, cook until sugar has melted.
  • Mash the pumpkin flesh with fork.
  • Add sugar syrup to mashed pumpkin, mix until combined, set aside to cool.
  • Bring the water of steamer to the boil.
  • Sift together plain flour and baking powder.
  • Sieve the flour again into cooled pumpkin mixture, mix until blended. (Reminder: Make sure the pumpkin mixture is cooled before adding in flour.)
  • Add in corn oil, mix until combined.
  • Pour batter into 6 lined baking cups (7.5-cm).
  • Steam over medium-high heat for 17-18 minutes.
    Pumpkin Huat Kuih
  • Pumpkin Huat Kuih is done! Unmould Huat Kuih when it has slightly cooled down, then cool completely on wire rack.
    Pumpkin Huat Kuih

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Notes

Reminder: The quality of baking powder will decide the degree of blooming. If your baking powder has been bought for some time, it is suggested to buy a new bottle for huat kuih recipe.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 213mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 1419IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 2mg
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