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chinese new year cake
(Serves 8 to 10)
1 pound glutinous rice flour (it comes in a one-pound plastic bag)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup cooking oil
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups whole milk
Flour for dusting the baking pan
20 pieces whole pecans
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine rice flour, sugar, baking powder, oil, eggs, and milk. Use a whisk to blend well.
3. Spray cooking spray lightly on a 10-1/2-inch diameter baking pan, and dust with flour. Shake off any excess flour. Pour cake mixture into the pan. Arrange pecans on top. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Cool.
4. Cut cake into serving pieces. Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, Mandarin oranges, strawberries, and mint leaves.
© Dorothy Huang, 2004
As a renowned Chinese culinary instructor, Dorothy Huang has taught thousands of people the art of Chinese cooking. Her beautiful cookbook, Chinese Cuisine Made Simple ($34.95), contains 160 mouth-watering recipes. The book’s simple instructions and delicious results have proven popular with both novice and seasoned cooks.