Kek Prune Kukus with Mixed nuts
Servings Prep Time
6pax 15minutes
Cook Time
2 hr30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6pax 15minutes
Cook Time
2 hr30 minutes
Steamed Cake
  • 175g plain flour
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 140g Del Monte California Pitted Prunescut into quarter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2tsp vanilla essence
  • 1tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1/2tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 140g sugar
  • 30ml water
  • 4tbsp orange/apple juice
  • 100g blanched walnutchopped
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 100g walnutchopped for garish
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 113g unsalted buttersoftened to room temperature
  • 280g cream cheesesoftened to room temperature
  • 215g powdered sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp heavy cream
Prepare the cake batter
  1. In a saucepan, add in sugar. Cook over low heat till it caramelises. #Tip: Do not stir. You may twirl the saucepan to spread the sugar.
  2. Add in water and butter, use a wooden spoon and stir till the butter has fully melted.
  3. Add in cut prunes, walnuts and pine nuts. Stir till the mixture boil. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and let it cool down slightly. Pour in lemon juice.
  4. Sift in plain flour, bicarbonate soda, nutmeg powder and salt into the prune’s mixture. Stir to mix well.
  5. Beat eggs separately with vanilla essence and add into the mixture.
  6. Pour mixture into a case and cover it with aluminium foil. #Tip: This will prevent the water from dripping into the cake as it steams.
Steam the cake
  1. Pre-heat the steamer for 10 mins.
  2. Steam the cake for 2 hours. Water will evaporate as it steams, hence, remember to check the water level and top it up every 20 - 30 mins depending on the size of your steamer.
  3. After cake is cooked, off the heat. Remove the lid and leave it in the steamer to cool for 2 hrs.
  4. Once the cake completed cool, take out from steamer and sprinkle orange juice on it. #Tip: This will keep the cake moist.
  5. Wrap in an aluminium foil and keep in an air tight container. Keep it for 3 days in room temperature, the taste will get richer and it will look shinier.
Prepare the cream cheese frosting (prepare before serving the cake)
  1. Add butter and cream cheese into the mixing bowl. Fit on the paddle attachment, beat it till it’s creamy, well-combined, and lump-free.
  2. Add in half portion of powdered sugar, beat it on low speed till the ingredients combine.
  3. Add vanilla essence, lemon juice, heavy cream, continue to beat it.
  4. Add in the remaining powdered sugar, beat till it has fully combined.
Assemble and ready to serve
  1. Place cake on serving plate, spread the cream cheese and sprinkle generously with chopped walnuts.