Steamed Sponge Cake (Ma La Gau)

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5 eggs
1 1⁄2cupbrown sugar
3⁄4cupevaporated milk
5dropvanilla extract
1⁄2cupmelted shortening or butter
1teaspoonbaking soda
1tablespoonbaking powder


Combine evaporated milk, vanilla extract, butter or shortening and baking soda. Set aside. Sift together flour and baking powder. Set aside.

Beat eggs and sugar until thick and cream colored, about 5 minutes; add evaporated milk mixture and beat for 1 minute.

Fold flour mixture into egg mixture to make the batter.

Line a 10.5” x 12” x 2.25” baking pan with plastic wrap. Pour the batter into blind pan and place it in a steamer. Steam for 30 minutes over high heat. Remove and allow to cool; slice and serve.

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