Condensed milk cotton cake (炼乳棉花蛋糕)

A soft cottony cake, with a mild butter and milk taste. Great with a cup of kopi-o.

Recipe (adapted from Xingfuzhiwei, 6″ round tin)

Yolk batter

  • 35g salted butter
  • 50g cake flour
  • 50g condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 30g beaten whole egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • 3 egg white
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 40g caster sugar


1. Separate eggs first. Prepare a 6″ loose bottom tin, no need to line or grease. Pre-heat oven to 170 deg C.

2. Sift cake flour and set aside. Add 30g whole egg into 3 egg yolks, mix and set aside.

3. Heat butter in a small pot till melted and bubbly, about 1-2 mins.

4. Add all the flour in one go and mix to a lumpy paste.

5. Add condensed milk. Then the egg yolks. Mix well after each addition.

6. Add vanilla extract, then set aside.

7. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites till foamy. Add cream of tartar.

8. Add sugar in 2 parts, beat till soft peaks.

9. Add 1/3 meringue to yolk batter and mix with handwhisk.

10. Pour this back to the remaining meringue and mix with spatula.

11. Pour into cake tin slowly. Tap to release bubbles and bake for about 30min at 170 deg C. I took out to score the surface at the 11 min.

12. Unmould and cool on wire rack.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. adelinelee says:

    May I ask adding flour and other ingredients to butter mixture is it under heat or removed to mix in. Thanks.


    1. oladybakes says:

      Turn off flames and then immediately add in flour.


  2. Grace Chen says:

    May I ask what’s the recipe adjust to 8”inch square tin ? Or 20cmx10cm loft pan ?
    Temperature &mins?
    Thanks a lot


    1. oladybakes says:

      Double or 2.5 with spare in cupcakes. Temp the same but timing will need to monitor And check every 5-10 min towards the end.


  3. sseahorsee says:

    May I ask if you put a cup of water in the oven after scoring? Just noticed that in the pictures. Thanks!


  4. sseahorsee says:

    May I know if you put a cup of water in the oven after scoring? Just noticed that in the pictures. Thanks!


    1. oladybakes says:

      Just to even out temperature in my oven with a hot spot. You can try.


      1. Ee Laine says:

        Good idea. Do you usually put it at the hotter corner? Thanks!


  5. carolchan02 says:

    Hi .. I tried making this.. It was so tasty, and thank you for it.
    May I ask one thing please?
    I have put a glass of water in the oven, same as yours but, the top of it still crack.
    I had reduce abit of the temperature to 150-160′, hoping the surface will be as smooth as yours, but it is not able to prevent it.
    May I know what should I do on the next attempt to get the pretty look without cracking?


    1. oladybakes says:

      You can try to place a full tray of water underneath to bake but temp and time will all need to be adjusted. Google baine Marie to learn more about this technique.


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