Pumpkin Huat Kuih (金瓜发糕)



This should be one of my very last recipe of Huat Kuih as I have at least more than 10 of them..


The original recipe is called pumpkin steamed muffins and is from a very experienced blogger – Aunty Yochana.


I did grumble with my Facebook Group that in English speaking group, huat kuih recipe is always not a welcoming recipe as it is viewed as superstition .. However, if the recipe is called a steamed muffins, more English Educated readers will try the recipe.. Is it not a funny phenomenon?


Well, putting aside these grumbling, this is a nice huat kuih and I loved the yellow vibrant colour of the steamed cake. It can be as tasty as you want it to be and I do not have much thing to write about this recipe.



Recipe adapted from: Yochana’s Cake Delight! : Steamed Pumpkin Muffin

Servings: About 6 huat kuih


  • 100 grams of steamed pumpkin and mashed
  • 200 grams of self raising flour
  • 130 grams of white sugar
  • 150 grams of hot water or coconut milk or milk
  • 30 grams of cooking oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder



  • Get ready a steamer with water capable of steaming the Kuih for at least 20 minutes.

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  • Steam the pumpkin and mash into puree form. In another bowl, put hot water and add castor sugar, stir until sugar dissolved. Mix the syrup with the pumpkin puree and stir until well combined. If preferred, you can put into the blender and blend until fine.

  • Sift the baking powder and self raising flour into a bowl. Make a well and add the pumpkin solution in 3 stages, stir until well mixed. Transfer it to some cupcake cups and fill the cups with the batter until at least 95% full.

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  • Prior to steaming, lightly grease a scissor or a knife and cut a criss-cross on top of the batter. Steam in the steamer for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre come out clean. It is best that the cupcakes cups be pre-steamed before filling of the batter. You shall use high heat in the entire process of steaming. Best served hot as a snack.



Not a difficult recipe but taste is delicious. Do give it a try and see if it suits your taste bud.


Hope you like the post today. Cheers and have a nice day.


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One thought on “Pumpkin Huat Kuih (金瓜发糕)

  1. Pingback: Special Compilation Of 45 Chinese Steamed Cakes And Kuihs (45 种华人蒸糕特备汇编) | GUAI SHU SHU

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