Saturday 8 February 2014

Steamed Egg White Zebra Cake

After making Kue Lapis Surabaya, there were 30 egg whites sitting in my refrigerator. I had to use them up fast and came across this steamed cake recipe which uses 450 ml of egg whites. 

When the cake first came out of the steamer, I wasn't too impressed with the texture as I thought it was rather dense. However, after leaving it overnight, the texture became more fluffy and reminded me of the traditional steamed egg cake (鸡蛋糕).

My kids liked it very much (maybe because of the chocolate layers) and finished the cake in a couple of days, fighting over the last piece!

Steamed Egg White Zebra Cake (8 inch)

Materials needed:
  • 450 ml egg whites
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tsp powdered vanilla
  • 1.5 tablespoons cocoa powder (I used 1.5 tbsp chocolate paste)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • Heat water in your steamed pan. Grease a 8" cake mold with butter. Set aside
  • Sift and mix flour and baking powder. Set aside
  • Whisk egg white, mix in sugar bit by bit while still whipped until fluffy, add the salt. Mix in lemon juice and continue beating until stiff and thick.
  • Fold in flour mixture, fold until blended . mix in olive oil, folding until well blended. Take half the dough and mix with cocoa powder elsewhere.
  • Pour batter into molds,alternating between white and brown batter to make "zebra" form a pattern. Steam for 15-20 minutes or until inserted skewer comes out clean.


  1. This is so beautifully done, Mich. You did an excellent job in creating the zebra effect.

  2. Hi Mich, love this cake, the marble effect look so nice. Well done!

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  3. A really good recipe for using up all the egg whites! Very nice marbling.

  4. Looks really good, I too have lots of egg whites to clear and looking for recipes to try! Thanks for sharing:D

  5. Happy New Year, Mich. Your cake looks so pretty and I like it that this cake is very healthy using egg whites. Thank you for sharing :)

  6. I have always wanted to make a zebra cake! This looks fantastic!

  7. Wow! Mich what a pretty cake! I must ask now because again, I have never heard of steaming any kind of cake. what utensil do you use to steam the cake in? I know it might be a silly question but since I don't even bake cakes that well, I can't even think of how you would steam one. Would I just use a regular skillet and set the bake pan in it? It's okay if you laugh, else would I learn:)

    I love this cake, Mich and since cholesterol is always on my mind, I would love to try it one day for Marion. Maybe even for her birthday in March!!! Thank you so much for sharing, Mich...

  8. Beautiful cake!
    I have tons of whites in the freezer (and I'm not joking) so I'd love to try this recipe

    Ps. I've just posted a new post and you have full credit in it :)

  9. First time knowing cake make with all egg whites can be steamed. Great sharing! I'm sure this recipe solve the problem of leftover egg whites.

  10. oh wow! wonderful recipe to use up egg whites fast! plus i love zebra cakes!

  11. absolutely beauty of a cake! no wonder y the kids fought over it... :)

  12. Hi Mich! Interesting cake and nice marble effect.
    Will try it out some days.

  13. I have never steamed a cake unless your count a Chinese Turnip cake... this is really interesting. I am sure it is very light and delicate in flavor.

  14. I love the name of this and it sounds lovely.

  15. I have always wanted to try a zebra cake. I have only ever done steamed puddings. Well done :)

  16. Wow! your steamed cake look smooth and soft!

  17. Happy Lunar New Year. Very beautiful zebra cake.

  18. Mich , 30 egg whites ?! I like the texture , sort of chesecakey and the chocolate layer is a plus :D Pretty delicious for sure !

    May the Year of the Horse bring you and your family good health , happiness and good fortune ! Kung Hei Fat Choi !!!!

  19. Hi Mich,

    450 ml of egg white in this cake!!! That is a lot of egg whites... It looks so smooth and silky. I laughed at what you said how your kids fought over the last piece of this cake :D


  20. Hi Mich,
    Your steamed cake is very impressive! I like the lovely swirls. Using egg whites is a much healthier option! I have some egg whites in my freezer too, and am slowly using them up.
    No wonder the kids are fighting for the late piece, it looks good!

  21. Hi Mich! I know I have egg whites stashed somewhere in the fridge :) I am am quite curious to taste this cake. It looks lovely and I know it is a healthy cake!

  22. Interesting this cake and it looks very nice. Great with a cup of tea/coffee with friends. I have never made zebra cake and I am quite curious.. thank you for this recipe!

  23. This cake must be amazing with all the egg white. I love the chocolate and white stripes.

  24. Thx for tried my recipe.. this is also became our family fave.. Bon apetit :)

  25. I just tried half of the recipe (so that I won't cry a river if it fails - LOL) with added 2 spoons of Philadelphia cream cheese. Baked at 180 for 35 mins. Used half butter, half oil. Not bad, it turned out so moist, dense and fragrant, almost puddingy as it is so soft.

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