Delicious Caramel Water Chestnut Cake Recipe (馬蹄糕Ma Tai Go)

Delicious Caramel Water Chestnut Cake Recipe (馬蹄糕Ma Tai Go)

Caramel water chestnut cake is a delectable fusion of contrasting textures and flavours, creating a delightful treat for the senses. This unique dessert combines the earthy crunch of water chestnuts with the rich, sweet notes of caramel. The water chestnuts, thinly sliced and scattered throughout the cake, provide a satisfying bite that complements the smooth and gooey texture of the caramel. As you take a bite, the flavours meld together, offering a harmonious blend of sweetness and nuttiness.

Have a sugar crush with the caramel water chestnut cake and welcome the Year of the Dragon!


Delicious Caramel Water Chestnut Cake Recipe



Step 1. Cut the water chestnuts into small pieces.

Step 2. Heat 125g of granulated sugar until it turns into golden brown caramel.

Step 3. Add 500ml of water to the heated granulated sugar, then add 125g of rock sugar and the chopped water chestnuts.

Step 4. Mix 500ml of water with 250g of water chestnut powder.

Step 5. Add the water chestnut powder mixture to the caramelized sugar, rock sugar, and water chestnut mixture.

Step 6. Pour into a mould.

Step 7. Steam for 20 minutes, to ensure proper cooking and infusion of flavours.

Step8. Allow it to cool gradually overnight, allowing the ingredients to settle and the dish to reach an optimal texture and taste.


Enjoy as a decadent dessert or a sweet indulgence during teatime during the lunar new year, the caramel water chestnut cake is a culinary masterpiece that tantalizes taste buds with its unique combination of ingredients and textures.