Not Your Typical Cake

Hey everyone! This week I have a recipe to share with you guys, I’m going to show you how to make Taro Cake! I personally love having Taro Cakes as a  breakfast side dish and/or as a snack. Unlike your typical cake, taro cake doesn’t taste sweet; it’s actually salty.

Let’s get started! Here’s a list of ingredients that you’ll need:
(Enough to serve 1-2 people)

300g diced Taro
90g  Rice Flour
1 ½ cups Water
10g Dried Shrimp
2 to 3 Dried mushrooms
1 tsp Chicken Stock powder
¼  tsp Five spice powder
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Sugar
Pinch of White pepper
Dash of Sesame oil
2 tsp Vegetable oil/olive oil

These are the instructions that you’ll need to follow:

1. Rinse and soak the dried mushrooms and the dried shrimp  until they’re soft enough to cut. Cut the shrimp and mushrooms into small pieces.
2. Mix the chicken stock powder, five spice powder, salt, sugar, white pepper, and sesame oil in a bowl of water. Add the rice flour to the bowl of water and mix well.
3. Add diced taro into boiling water and bring to a boil again. Cook for about 10 minutes but don’t let the taro dry out. After 10 minutes, remove from heat and add the dried mushrooms, shrimp, and rice flour mixture . Mix to form a thick batter.
4. Pour the batter into a greased tray and steam over high heat with cover for about 60 minutes.
5. After it’s done steaming let it cool with a cover for 4 hours. After cooling, cut into pieces and pan fry both sides over medium heat until it’s golden brown.

Tada! You’ve got your very own taro cakes! Keep in mind this recipe is probably only enough for 1-2 people. You can always double the ingredients and add some of your own unique-ness to the recipe. Hope you enjoyed the recipe 🙂


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Baasima on August 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Becky, when you said the cake was salty I was a little skeptical, but this seems like an interesting dish! I can tell that the ingredients really complement each other and I’m sure it is worth all of the preparation. I’ll have to save this and try it one day.


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