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Steamed Cake with Anko

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Steamed cakes can be made with a variety of fillings. The most popular filling is anko (sweet bean paste.)

Yield: 12 pieces


  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 - 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 lb anko (sweet bean paste)


Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add sugar and mix well. Gradually pour water into the flour, stirring. Kneading the dough well until smooth. Divide the dough into 12 pieces. Make round shapes and flatten them. Put a spoonful of anko filling in the center of the dough. Wrap the anko by stretching the dough and make it round. Place each piece on a small sheet of parchment paper. Preheat a steamer on high heat. Place cakes in the steamer, and steam for about 10 minutes.
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