recipe 2

Ingredients to make 13 cakes

  • 250g Arenga Palm Sugar
  • 200 ml of water
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 1 egg (can be left out for vegans)
  • 250g flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp yeast


  • Preheat your steamer to medium heat
  • Boil 200g Arenga Palm Sugar with 200ml of water until the sugar is completely dissolved
  • Leave this to cool for 5 minutes
  • In the mixing bowl, combine 125ml of vegetable oil with your cooled sugar liquid
  • Add one beaten egg to this mixture (optional)
  • Add 250g flour, 1tsp baking powder and 1tsp yeast, and mix until all ingredients are combined
  • Finally, pour your mixture into the cake moulds and place in the steamer for 20 – 25 minutes

Serving suggestions

This is a perfect dish to cheer up a rainy day, or share with visitors. Many enjoy the distinctive natural sweetness and caramel richness of this traditional dish. Enjoy your Bolu Kukus Gula rah!