Recipe for Kiioritori Japanese Steam Cakes (Mushi-pan) レシピ・キイロイトリの蒸しパンの作り方

As promised, here is the Kiiroitori Japanese Steam Cakes (mushi-pan) recipe for you.

This is super easy and follows very closely to my earlier steam cakes recipes. The base of the dough is made of hotcake mix and yogurt – yummy and healthy! This is also a no-bake recipe, which I know some of you would like!

The texture of the cakes resembles our local Ma Lai Gao (as in Malay Cake). :) 

今日はキイロイトリの蒸しパンの作り方を紹介しました。ホットケーキミックスとヨーグルトを使いました。このレシピは簡単し、おいしかったんです。皆さんは作ってみてください。

I hope to do a twist to my steam cake recipes soon, but in the meantime, I always go back to this trusty recipe that works all the time.

Am also happy that several blog followers have tried my steam cake recipes with success! Yeay! If you have tried making them too, let me know how it goes. One of them was so creative and even made domo-kun versions which were very cute.

もしみなさんは作ったら、知らせてくださいよ。

Recipe for Kiioritori Japanese Steam Cakes (mushi-pan) 

レシピ・キイロイトリの蒸しパンの作り方

Makes 8 medium steam cakes
*the muffin cups are about 6cm diameter and 3.7cm tall.
 
Ingredients
(A)
Hotcake mix 150g (I used Morinaga brand hotcake mix)
Plain low fat yoghurt 100g (I used marigold plain yogurt with sugar)
*If you are using plain yogurt without sugar, please add 50g of sugar instead of 20g stated below.
sugar 20g
baking powder 5g
salad oil 1tbsp
egg (small) 2
vanilla essence 3~5 drops
 
For eyes/nose/feet details:
(B)
dark cocoa powder 0.5tsp
plain flour 0.5 tsp
red icing color 
yellow icing color 
(I used Wilton icing colors)
 
 
Method
1.Add all ingrdients (A) in a large mixing bowl and mix well. 
2. Scoop 2tsp of the dough mixture from step 1. Add red and yellow icing colors and add 0.5 tsp of plain flour, mix well to color it orange.  
3. Scoop 2tsp of dough mixture from step 1 and add 0.5tsp dark cocoa powder, mix well. 
4. Divide the remaining dough mixture from step 1 into 8 medium cupcake cups. Fill each to about 70% full. Set aside. 
Point:
  • Knock the base of the cupcake cups to remove air bubbles.
5. Place the orange dough and black dough from step 2 and step 3 into 2 separate piping bags. 
6. Draw the patterns on top of the cupcake cups filled with dough from step 4. Over here, I started with the orange color for the nose. Followed by the nostrils, eyes and feet. 
7. Place the steam cakes on a steamer rack and steam at low heat for 12 mins.
Point:
  • Please ensure that the pot is high enough as the cakes will rise when steamed. 
  • In addition, highly recommend to cover the pot lid with a steamer cloth to prevent water from dripping onto the cakes. It will spoil the design and may cause sinking. 
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36 Comments
  • HH
    August 7, 2014

    Hi Shirley,

    Thanks for your advise.
    I will give it a try.
    Btw I just bought a streamer but they don’t have any button for low or high heat. So the steaming time is it still remain the same?

  • HH
    August 6, 2014

    Hi,

    Is it possible to use liquid colouring instead of icing color?

    • Shirley Wong
      August 6, 2014

      It is possible. Through I do not recommend liquid as it can change the consistency of the cake dough. But if yoiu really dont have icing colors or gel colors, you can use liquid coloring. But you may need to adjust the flour content. Reason being that if the dough consistency is too thin, the drawn on features may smudge after the cake is cooked.

  • Popiah Cher
    July 20, 2014

    hihi was wondering if there’s other alternative if I dont’ have the steam cloth?
    also can I use olive oil instead of salad oil?

    • Shirley Wong
      July 20, 2014

      Best to replace salad oil with vegetable oil such as canola oil. If you use sunflower or olive oil, it sometimes adds a certain ‘taste’ to the cake that may not be pleasant.

      For the steam cloth, you can perhaps replace with thin cotton cloth. Do you have access to Daiso or 100yen stores< they may carry the steam cloths.

    • Popiah Cher
      July 29, 2014

      hello!
      thanks for replying :D
      I did the recipe though it didn’t turn out as cute as yours but I had great fun hehe. Thanks for this entry :)

    • Shirley Wong
      July 29, 2014

      No problem, I would love to see the cakes!! if you dont mind, share them with me, you can email me at littlemissbento@gmail.com :)

  • Joan Sulistyo
    May 23, 2014

    I just tried this cute steam cake. I used other brand than Morinaga and it turns out perfect. Its smooth rounded top makes it look even cuter. My kids love them! But I prefer to be a bit sweeter. Well means I got another chance to make another design. Thanks a lot Shirley!

  • Joan Sulistyo
    May 23, 2014

    I just tried this cute cake. I used other brand of pancake mix from NTUC and it turned out perfect. Its smooth rounded top make this cute cake even cuter. My kids love it…and can’t wait to eat them. Oh..I prefer to be a bit sweeter, means I got another chance to make another design. Thanks a lot Shirley!

  • Joan Sulistyo
    May 23, 2014

    I just tried this cute steam cake. I used other brand than Morinaga and it turns out perfect. Its smooth rounded top makes it look even cuter. My kids love them! But I prefer to be a bit sweeter. Well means I got another chance to make another design. Thanks a lot Shirley!

  • Shirley Toh
    May 22, 2014

    Hi Shirley, just to check with you that where did you get the Morinaga brand hotcake mix? Can I use other brand pancake mix if I can’t find that?
    Thanks in advance! (:

    • Shirley Wong
      May 23, 2014

      Hi Shirley, you can get the Morinaga hotcake mix at all Japanese supermarkets here including Mediya and Isetan. You can also sometimes find them at selected NTUC Fairprice and Cold Storage.

  • Shirley Toh
    May 22, 2014

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  • Choon Lay Ng
    May 20, 2014

    Hi Shirley, thanks for ur encouragement n advice. I’ll definitely try again ;)

  • Choon Lay Ng
    May 19, 2014

    Hi Shirley, I’ve tried too but not successful. Dunno is it cos I steamed for too long. Do I need to use toothpick to test if steamed cake is cooked? Cos after 12 mins, I use a toothpick to check but it doesn’t come out clean. So I steam again for another 5 + 5 mins causing it to be not as soft. Btw for how long can the cakes be kept & must I keep them in the fridge? Thanks.

    • Shirley Wong
      May 19, 2014

      Hi Choon Lay, how large is your muffin cups? 12-13mins should be more than enough time and cooked through.

    • Shirley Wong
      May 19, 2014

      Oh yes, and as this is homemade and no preservatives. Plus there is yogurt. I usually keep no more than 2 days. :)

    • Choon Lay Ng
      May 19, 2014

      Hi Shirley, thanks for ur reply. My muffin cup is 6cm in diameter. Does it mean I can leave the steamed cakes under room temperature? Thanks.

    • Shirley Wong
      May 19, 2014

      Hi Choon Lay, hmmm weird cause mine is also 6cm diameter and about 3.7cm tall. 12-13mins is more than sufficient for me.

      Anyway, an extra few minutes of steaming should not affect too much.

      Just to check, what was the problem u faced? the features of the cake did not come out? Aside from not cooked through…

    • Choon Lay Ng
      May 19, 2014

      Hi Shirley, my muffin cup abt 3.5cm tall. The features of the cake did come out but not as cute as urs :'( also the surface looks damp (though I used steamed cloth) & ultimately the surface turned out to be a thick n relatively harder texture after cooked.

    • Shirley Wong
      May 20, 2014

      Hi Choon Lay, do not be discouraged. it is your first try, it will get better.

      If the surface is very damp, your steamer cloth might not be sufficient, perhaps try 2 layers :)

  • patsy
    May 18, 2014

    Hi, I tried but not successful. The eyes and nose went missing and the feets got stretched really far. Not sure what went wrong?

    • Shirley Wong
      May 18, 2014

      Hi Patsy, usually it is because of the consistency of the dough. Did you follow all the ingredients? It is important to add plain flour to the colored parts so that they come paste-like, thicker. Try again! I have some fans who failed the first round but once they got the hang of it, it will be great and very fun! :)
      as for the drawing of the parts, it takes a little practice. Remember that the cake will rise, and top/center part will be taller than the rest. hence if you design is too near the edges, it may be stretched more.

      • Yanlin
        June 10, 2015

        Hello Shirley, the plain flour made the coloured parts too sticky… cant pipe the drawings properly. then ending part especially…. simply wont “break off”. Why ?

        • Little Miss Bento, Shirley Wong
          June 10, 2015

          it might be too sticky, just increase the amount of hotcake batter slightly to get less denser texture :) Hope this helps.

          Sometimes the way we measure the ingredients might differ between people, soon you will get a hang of it. :D

  • kendy_mei
    May 11, 2014

    Sigh.. my end product is never as cute as yours :(

    • Shirley Wong
      May 18, 2014

      try again dear! The first few times can be frustrating, you need to get the hand of it! :)

  • lostmyheartinjapan.com
    May 8, 2014

    They are so adorable (*^_^*)

    • Shirley Wong
      May 18, 2014

      Thank you so much! they were so fun to make and very yummy!

  • Cindy Lim
    May 8, 2014

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  • kw bentodiary
    May 8, 2014

    Scream!!!! Super duper CUTE Kiiroitori steam cake ever!!! You’re amazing dear ^_^ Hopefully I can squeeze some time to steam them!!

    • Shirley Wong
      May 18, 2014

      thank you so much karen :) Glad u like them! I had fun making them!

  • Susan
    May 8, 2014

    Keen to try this recipe. What’s a steam cloth and where can I buy it?

    • Shirley Wong
      May 18, 2014

      Hi Susan

      sorry for the late reply. The steam cloth can be bought that kitchenware stores that sell chinese cooking tools. Or you can get them at 100yen stores too. I saw them sold at Daiso