Recreate this Dim Sum specialty, Chinese Turnip Cake (or Daikon Radish Cake), at home with the delicious and authentic recipe. Recipe with step-by-step photos.
For the Chinese Turnip Cake
To make the Chinese Turnip Cake
To cook the Chinese Turnip Cake
Depending on what shape or size cake pan you are using, you may have to adjust the steaming time accordingly.
TIPS FOR STEAMING
* If using a loaf pan, I steam the cake in an oval-shaped Dutch oven with a wire rack on the bottom of the pan. I also tightly wrap the loaf pan in some foil (not shown in photo) to prevent any water from getting inside the pan. Pour boiling water into the pan until it comes halfway up the sides of the cake pan.
* If using a round cake pan, I steam the cake in a couscousier, a bamboo steamer, or a stainless steel Chinese steamer.
All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.
To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.