Bolu Kukus is Indonesian Steamed cake. When I was little what I know about this cake is soft, looks like flower & the color are in cream & chocolate. Now days you can make it in any color you want & taste you want. To make this cake is quite a challenge, the top of this cake has to open up until 3 or 4 buds. This time I made in green, brown & cream, green from pandan leaves or pandan essence, brown from chocolate & the cream is vanilla .
225 gram sugar
300 gram flour
200 ml lemon/clear so
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon pandan essence
1 tablespoon chocolate paste
Prepare steamer, warm up for about 15 minutes.
Line bolu kukus mould with parchment paper
Beat the eggs, sugar,vanilla until thick & paste.
Fold in 1/3 of the flour, then 1/2 of the soda, gently mix. Repeat remaining flour & soda, ending with flour.
Mix throughly until batter is free from lumps.
Divide 1/3 of the batter into small bowl & add cocoa to one bowl & pandan essence to another bowl. Whisk until combined.
Spoon cream batter into mould. Swirl a little of the chocolate batter and a little of green batter. Steam for 20 minutes on high heat.
Make about 12 cakes
It is okay to steam the cakes in several batches. The batter can stand quite long. It is best to steam them in a small quantity at a time.
Do not open the steamer at first fifteen minutes, no peeking this can cause of the cake to stop rising.