Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fa Gao/Chinese Fortune Cake

You might have heard a lot about Fortune cookies, but do you know about Fortune cakes, yes Chinese peoples have their own Fortune cake which is usually prepared during Chinese New year. This Cake is one of simplest cake i have prepared till now. With easy ingredients and simple steaming process, one can prepare this Fortune cake with less efforts. I have bookmarked this Fa Gao from Chinese Sichuan Food long back, almost a year back i think. Since i want to clear some recipes from my Bookmarks i didnt hesitate a second to prepare this Chinese steamed cake to share with my Chinese neighbour for their new year this year.

Chinese Fa Gao, Fortune Cake

No eggs or butter/oil is needed for making this Chinese Fortune cake, obviously you may tag these cakes as Vegan. With just 4 ingredients, you can steam cook these beauties. However this cake are seriously addictive while they were warm. But still they can be reheated. Fa means Earning lots of money and Gao means cake, hence this cake is baked during Chinese New year obviously these cakes are very popular. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Bookmarked recipes as theme, hence am posting this Spongy Chinese Fortune cake.

Chinese Fa Gao

1cup All-purpose flour
130ml hot water
1/2cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder

Add the brown sugar to the hot water and mix well until the sugar gets dissolves.

Combine flour with baking powder. Add the sugar water. Stir the batter in one direction nicely until the batter turns smooth.

Scoop the batter to greased small molds. i used the small tarts moulds lined with muffin liners, usually ceramic moulds are used for steaming this cake.

Add water in a pressure cooker or in a large wok, arrange the moulds on a plate (given while buying the pressure cooker). Dont forget to add enough water.

Chinese Fortune Cake, Fa Gao

If you are using wok, place a bamboo steamer and arrange the moulds in it to steam cook.

Cover the lid and continue steam for around 20 to 25 minutes. Dont open the lid while steaming this will spoil the cake blossoming.

Remove the cakes and enjoy warm.


Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

OMG Priya, seriously this is a treasure find, you end up sharing such fantastic ones..I am going to try this very soon!

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Fortune cake?? first time i'm hearing this. The cake looks so soft & by looking at the ingredients list iteself that i can say it's one of the easiest cake that i have heard of. Love the color of the cake too!!!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, only 4 ingredients to make this cake -- that sounds amazing. The cakes look moist, soft and fluffy.

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of fortune cakes before. Haven't tried a steam cooked cake before, either. This recipe sounds so simple and do-able. Great post, Priya.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, a 4 ingredient cake! Looks so good.

Jayanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Does it taste like fortune cookies? Who cares, this one looks absolutely delicious.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

This is an awesome find, Priya. Perfect vegan cuties.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow I heard of only fortune cookies,, these cupcakes look super inviting and very tasty.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Fortune cake sounds fantastic , I thought there would be a tiny slip to tell the fortune .., ha ha kidding ! The Cake Lois nice and spongy .

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of these cakes Priya.With just 4 ingredients, these look amazing!!!

sushma said... Reply To This Comment

Wow lovely cake, never heard about it. Sounds interesting with just few ingredients.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I just finished making the fortune cookies and now the fortune cake. Love the steamed cake and it uses such basic ingredients right!

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

OMG that is one amzing cake, beautiful texture given that it is eggfree and oil free! this is a superb find priya! i m bookmarking it ! definitely going to try!

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, what a delicious and easy to make recipe. Its always great to learn about new cuisines from your blog.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

these ssteamed cakes sound so simple and delicious