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Steamed Ground Beef Cake (Bolu Kukus Daging)



  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 ground cayenne omit if you don't want it to be spicy. ground black pepper would be enough
  • Hungarian Vegeta seasoning or Royco beef flavor or beef bouillon powder
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp butter/margarine
  • sweet soy sauce I love Indonesian brand, ABC. It is available at Save On Foods, if you cannot find Indonesian brand, you can use Dutch brand
  • 1 cup ground beef

Cake Batter

  • 150 grams flour
  • 2-3 tbsp butter/margarine melted
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 100 cc milk
  • 4 eggs
  • wax paper


  • Heat the pan, saute onion in margarine, add seasoning, pepper, 1 tsp of sugar, and sweet soy sauce. Cook well, set aside.
  • Place a steamer over boiling water and let simmer
  • Using mixer, beat eggs and sugar until foamy on medium speed. Pour in flour, mix well, on low speed. Add in melted margarine, mix well, add in milk, mix well.
  • Line wax paper on the pan, pour half of the batter, steam for 7-10 minutes
  • Color the remaining half batter, green or any other color you prefer.
  • Spread the cooked beef on top of the steamed cake, then top with the remaining batter, steam for another half hour.