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Kuih Harum Manis: A Sweet Delicate Traditional Favourite

Yields56 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins

Kuih harum manis is like a tasty banana muffin with lovely caramelized flavour and topped with a little banana on top. Easy to pop a few at a go - dangerously addictive!

harum manis

 300 g Gula melaka chopped into small pieces
 350 ml water
 1 pandan leaf
 50 g butter
 3 eggs
 200 g white sugar
 1 tbsp vanilla essence
 350 g plain flour
 ¼ tsp salt
 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 tsp baking soda
 9 pisang rajaSlice it to about 1/2cm thickness

Combine gula melaka, water and pandan leaf in a medium pot. Boil over medium heat until the gula melaka dissolves and there are no lumps.


Strain the syrup mixture and add in butter. Stir until combined, set aside to cool.


Prepare your steamer and grease your moulds with oil or butter.


Combine plain flour, baking powder, baking soda and sat. Sift the mixture and set aside.


Beat eggs and sugar in your Kenwood mixer until light and fluffy.


Gently fold into your dry ingredients into the wet mixture.


Pour in the cooled gula melaka syrup a little at a time, stirring until well blended.


Pour batter into moulds until 3/4 full. Top with sliced bananas.


Steam for 15 to 20 minutes.


Leave to cool completely and remove the cakes from moulds.

Nutrition Facts

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