Chinese Sticky Cake (Nian Gao) w/ dates

Chinese Sticky Cake (Nian Gao) w/ dates

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 92.3
  • Total Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.4 mg
  • Sodium: 7.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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This steamed fruit cake is a favorite for Chinese New Year. This steamed fruit cake is a favorite for Chinese New Year.
Number of Servings: 16


    3/4 cup water
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 1/4 cups glutinous rice flour
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons milk
    1/2 cup chopped dates (preseved plums, jujubes or candied orange peel can be used instead)


Serving size: 16

1. In a small pan, boil water.
2. In a mixing bowl, add brown sugar and stir in boiling water to make a syrup. Let cool.
3. Add flour, egg and milk and stir to blend.
4. Knead the dough until smooth, then mix in chopped sweets.
5. Pour batter into a lightly greased 7" shallow cake pan.
6. Steam for about 45 minutes, or until edges move away from the pan.
7. Let cool before unmolding. Serve in thin slices.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RASPBERRYRED615.

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