Chinese New Year cake

Eating a piece of this moist and delicious Chinese New Year Cake is supposed to improve one’s luck in the upcoming year. With this recipe it is very easy to share good fortune with family and friends. Adding dates or nuts to the dough is my secret tip.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15 min. preparation time, 35 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 309 / Protein 17g / Carbohydr. 45g / Fat 12g

Ingredients (12 servings)

400 gglutinous rice flour
400 mlmilk
200 gsugar
100 mlvegetable oil


casserole dish, oven, large bowl, hand mixer with beaters, spatula

Wine Tip

Prosecco, frizzante, 2012
A sparkling Prosecco is the perfect counterpart to this dessert. It excellently balances the sweetness and is to be enjoyed at a drinking temperature of approx. 6°C (43°F).

Step 1

Chinese New Year cake

Preheat oven to 175°C. Add rice flour, milk, sugar, eggs, and vegetable oil to a large bowl.

oven, large bowl

400 g glutinous rice flour / 400 ml milk / 200 g sugar / 3 eggs / 100 ml vegetable oil

Step 2

Chinese New Year cake

Gently beat together all ingredients with a hand mixer. Continue to beat on medium-low speed for approx. 2 – 3 min. until a smooth batter forms.

hand mixer with beaters

Step 3

Chinese New Year cake

Transfer batter to a casserole dish. Bake in a preheated oven for approx. 30 – 35 min. until golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cut into pieces and enjoy with friends and family!

casserole dish, oven, spatula