Brown Sugar Cake
Brown sugar cake’s ingredients include cake flour, brown sugar liquid, baking powder, eggs, and salad oil. After steamed, it is springy and fragrant.
Where is it from?
In the Japanese colonial period, many Japanese moved from Okinawa to Penghu and operated quite a few bakeries. Okinawa is famous for brown sugar, and brown sugar cake was invented by a Japanese baker. At that time, a lot of elderly people living in Penghu loved this dessert after eating it, and learned how to make it. Brown sugar cake not only served as a dessert for eating but also as a sacrifice to the deity. After the restoration of Taiwan, the increasing number of Penghu residents went to Taiwan for work and shared brown sugar cake with their colleagues. It gradually became the feature of Penghu.
How do you prepare it?
The production process of brown sugar cake is simple. Mix cake flour, brown sugar liquid, baking powder, eggs, and salad oil together. Then put the mixture in a vessel and steam it. Finally, sprinkle on sesame seeds, and brown sugar cake is ready to serve. The feel of the cake is springy and the brown sugar spreads the sweet taste and aroma around the cake.
Where do you buy it?
In Penghu, there are approximately 7 shops selling brown sugar cake. The taste and texture vary in different shops. You can choose whichever you like. Although brown sugar cake is a specialty in Penghu, you still can find this delicacy in other areas of Taiwan.