Sweet Potatoes Coconut Milk Huat Kuih (番薯椰奶发糕)



I have a number of huat kuih recipe but I still yet to have a sweet potatoes or pumpkin huat kuih.. I thought I might prepare some for breakfast tomorrow since I am looking for steamed cake..


I am very happy when I opened the steamer lid.. All the huat kuih blossomed beautifully and it is such a joy to see the steamed cake.


It was raining very heavily during the photo shooting, the images taken did not do justice to this steamed cake. It looks much better when you looked at it than in the picture. Well, I hope readers will pardon me and give this recipe a try.


Most of the sweet potatoes huat kuih recipe come from two sources – one is with the yeasted version that need the starter dough, more common among the Chinese bloggers and another one is using baking powder as the leavening agent. I have decided to try out one recipe from : Butter . Flour & Me 爱的心灵之约: 番薯发糕. with very slight modifications.


In order to enhance the creaminess, I have decided to use coconut milk instead of plain water. I am happy that her recipe works very well and I am really thankful that she shared the recipe.



Recipe adapted from: Butter . Flour & Me 爱的心灵之约: 番薯发糕. with very slight modifications.

Servings: About 8 cupcake size huat kuih


  • 250 grams or ml of coconut milk
  • 250 grams of self raising flour
  • 100 grams of sweet potatoes puree
  • 100 grams of white sugar
  • 50 grams of cooking oil
  • 1 egg



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  • Put the coconut milk and sugar in a microwaveable bowl, heat for one minutes and stir until the sugar dissolved. If you do not have the microwave, you can do this over the stove.

  • In a big bowl, mash the steamed sweet potatoes. Put the egg and cooking oil and stir until well combined. Add the sweet coconut milk above. Stir until well mixed. Set aside.

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  • In another mixing bowl, put the self raising flour. Add the wet ingredients in three stages. Stir until well mixed. Transfer the batter to the muffin cups. Steam at high heat for 15-20 minutes .



I am happy the recipe works beautifully. Taste is satisfactory though I have hope that it is slightly sweeter . I hope this recipe will benefit those readers who are looking for variations of huat kuih.


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