Steamed & Microwaved Sweets

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Steamed & Microwaved Sweets

    Instant Azuki Mug Cake

    I sometimes crave ‘Wagashi’, Japanese sweets, but it is almost impossible to find where I live. When I miss ‘Wagashi’, I cook ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste), which is a very popular ingredient for Japanese and also North Asian sweets. I want to share a super quick and easy cake you can make with Sweet Azuki …

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    Instant Mug Cake

    The other day, I was unwell and I craved sweet cake, but there was no cake at home. You have been in such a situation before, haven’t you? If you have a microwave, you can make this Instant Mug Cake in less than 5 minutes. This is the basic Plain Mug Cake recipe. You can …

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    Instant Banana Mug Pudding

    When you have a Banana that is turning brown and you are not willing to bake a cake using it, what do you do with it? Here is one suggestion. If you have a microwave, you can make this ‘Instant Banana Mug Pudding’. It takes about 5 minutes to make it. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients …

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    Instant Yoghurt Mug Cake

    This is an instant cake that I used to make when I was young. It has rubbery Mochi-like texture and tastes like cheesecake. Nothing could be easier than this cake. Today I made it for the first time in many years. I used what I always have in hand, and I microwaved it for 2 …

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    Steamed Chocolate Cake

    If you have never made cakes with a steamer, you should try it once. Steaming method makes the softest and moistest cakes. You don’t have a steamer? Today, I used a pot and a rack to make this cake. This recipe is based on my ‘Steamed Matcha Cake’. You can make a large one or …

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    Hot Cross Bun & Butter Instant Pudding

    You have a leftover Hot Cross Bun? If it is old and dry, it’s perfect for this. You can make this comforting treat in less than 10 minutes using microwave. You can double or quadruple the amount for multiple servings, and bake it in the oven instead of microwaving, just like ‘Bread & Butter Pudding’. …

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    Steamed Carrot Buns

    The batter of these Carrot Buns is very soft and the buns will expand double in size. The cupcake cases need to be strong enough to support. If the cases that you use are not strong, place them in ramekins or teacups, OR you can grease the ramekins or teacups and directly pour the butter in …

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    Steamed Azuki Cake

    Steamed cakes are very popular in Japan. Many people still don’t have an oven in their kitchen, steaming is a popular method to make cakes. It’s energy-efficient, too. You won’t find ‘Sugar’ in this recipe. That’s because ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) and Condensed Milk contain a lot of Sugar. This cake is very sweet. Do …

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    Microwave Instant Sponge Cake

    When you need a small amount of Sponge Cake for dessert or you simply crave it, this Sponge Cake can be made in 5 minutes. I am writing this recipe for my own future reference. Makes 1 to 2 servings*Today I used Microwave-safe Container 13cm in diameter Ingredients 1 large Egg2 tablespoons Caster SugarVanilla Extract3 …

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