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Chinese Pumpkin Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Chinese Pumpkin Cake

Course: dim sum
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: cake, Pumpkin
Servings: 12 Making 12 mini Chinese pumpkin cake
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 pound pumpkin
  • Red bean paste , as needed
  • 1/2 pound glutinous rice flour , or as needed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar , or as needed
  • Bread crumbs for coating
  • Oil for frying
  1. Remove all the skins of the pumpkin and then cut into cubes. Place the cubes into a steamer, cover with plastic wrap (so that there will be no extra water) and steam for around 25 to 30 minutes until completely soft.
  2. Smash the steamed pumpkin with a fork and squeeze the extra water out.
  3. Stir the sugar in when the pumpkin puree is still hot. Set aside to cool down.
  4. Add glutinous rice flour in.
  5. Knead the dough for several minutes until smooth. Then divide the dough into a long log. Cut around 12 equal portions out. Take one portion and wrap filling-red bean paste. Assemble as a ball firstly and slightly press with hand to make a flat cake.
  6. To deep-fry: Heat up oil in wok or pot until really hot, brush some water on the surface and then coat the cake with bread crumbs. Lower your fire and slide the cake in the hot oil and fry until both sides becomes crispy and golden brown. Be careful during this process. Use kitchen pepper to remove extra oil. If some of the coating drops out in deep-frying process, remove them before the next batch. For a crispier taste and less oil absorbed, re-fry the cakes for around 20 seconds over medium fire.
  7. To pan-fry: brush some oil on a pan and then fry the cake over low fire until golden brown in both sides.
  8. Set aside to cool down a little bite. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts is based on each single cake.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Pumpkin Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 142mg4%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3220IU64%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.