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Polka Dots Steamed Cupcake (Apam Dot Dot)



People know me know that I love polka dots. And stripes. Maybe it’s something about Virgo. I just kind of like patterns. So when I came across this recipe, I couldn’t help but started to make these lovely cupcakes.


Honestly I was a little sceptical about steam cake. It’s just not my cup of tea. I prefer something more buttery and toasty. But these steam cakes brought out the softness and sponginess that no other cakes can possibly compare. And I believe the key is to beat the eggs for a very long time to create the air inside the cakes.


Ingredients (10 regular sized cupcakes):

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 drop pink food coloring paste
1/4 cup strawberry jam


Heat up steamer. Place cupcake liners into 10 ramekins.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a bowl of a standing mixer with a whisk attachment, mix eggs and sugar on high for 10 minutes, until very pale and light.

Mix in milk and vanilla, then fold in dry ingredients.

Add coloring paste into 1/4 cup batter. Transfer colored batter to a piping bag with a tiny round tip.

Spoon 3 tablespoons of batter into each ramekins. Add a teaspoon of jam, then cover with another 2 tablespoons of batter.

Pipe small pink dots on top.

When the steamer is ready, place in the ramekins and steam on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes.


  1. Thanks, Mille K. :)

  2. Same polka dots huge fan here! Your cupcakes are too adorable!

  3. Thanks, Happy Valley Chow. Let me know how you like them. By the way, I am soooooooooooooo going to make your chipotle chicken chowder. My kids will go crazy about it, cause I already am! :)

  4. I have never heard of steamed cupcakes, they look awesome! Definitely want to try now :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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