The first time I ate this cake was when my house mate, Frida offered some freshly steamed cake to me. The aroma of the soda cracker and the fluffiness of the cake is very different from ordinary cakes. The texture is something like Malay kueh, and tasty all the same.
Step 1: Cream the butter and sugar until it became fluffy.
Step 2 and 3: Fold in the eggs and add in the soda cracker crumbs and mix throughly.
Now that the batter has been mixed thoroughly, pour the batter into metal trays and steam then with high heat for about twenty minutes. Do test if it is cooked or not by poking a cake tester or anything equivalent into the middle of the cake. If the stick comes out smooth, the cake is cooked. If it is not, steam for a few minutes more.
Just like cake, it is possible to mix part of the dough with chocolate powder and make a marble version of this soda cake. I mixed up some portion with coffee and steaming the cake with alternate layers of normal batter/coffee batter. Whenever a new layer is spread, cook for one minute before spreading another layer.
Soda Crackers Cake
150g/21 pieces oil-less soda cracker, break and pound finely, or use a blender.
6 eggs, beaten
180 g sugar
250 g butter
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Fold in eggs.
- Slowly incorporate the powdered cracker.
- Steam in medium-high heat until cooked through.