Chinese New Year Cake

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chinese new year cake  

by Dorothy Huang

(Serves 8 to 10)

1 pound glutinous rice flour (it comes in a one-pound plastic bag)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup cooking oil
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups whole milk


Cooking spray
Flour for dusting the baking pan
20 pieces whole pecans
Whipped cream
Chocolate syrup
Mandarin oranges
Mint leaves

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine rice flour, sugar, baking powder, oil, eggs, and milk. Use a whisk to blend well.

3. Spray cooking spray lightly on a 10-1/2-inch diameter baking pan, and dust with flour. Shake off any excess flour. Pour cake mixture into the pan.  Arrange pecans on top.  Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Cool.

4. Cut cake into serving pieces.  Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, Mandarin oranges, strawberries, and mint leaves.

© Dorothy Huang, 2004


As a renowned Chinese culinary instructor, Dorothy Huang has taught thousands of people the art of Chinese cooking. Her beautiful cookbook, Chinese Cuisine Made Simple ($34.95), contains 160 mouth-watering recipes. The book’s simple instructions and delicious results have proven popular with both novice and seasoned cooks.

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