Cakes that I bake with sponge mix

I get to know Pettina sponge mix from Angeline's  blog. I saw her and Hayley steaming some beautiful cupcakes. So, I bought Pettina sponge mix to replace the normal self-raising flour in my recent baking.

Baked Marble cake with Pettina sponge mix. 
You can see from the picture that I didn't successful in making the nice marble swirl. Anyway, the marble cake turned out to be fluffy and soft.

Original recipe is from here.

Oven: Preheat oven for 15 minutes before baking

The Recipe:

250g sponge cake mix flour
4 eggs
4 tbsp water
4 tbsp melted butter/corn oil

1. Put sponge cake mix flour and eggs into a mixing bowl. 
2. Use low speed to mix into smooth batter. 
3. Increase to high speed and beat batter until white and creamy. 
4. Add water and continue to beat until light and fluffy. 
5. To Test, use mixture to drip into a "O" shape and it can keep the shape for 10 seconds. 
6. Use a plastic spatula and mix in the melted butter in ONE DIRECTION until well-combined.DONT over-mix the mixture . If mixture starts to break up and turns watery, it means air bubbles have broken up and the cake texture will be coarse and hard. 
7. Pour the mixture into a lined and greased baking tin, bake in a pre-heated oven at 180degC for 30 to35 minutes or until cooked and golden brown. 
8. Remove and leave to cool.

Baked Zebra cake with Pettina sponge mix. 
I tried to make pandan and coffee zebra stripes this time. I think pandan and coffee would make a good combination and give better aroma.

Ingredients :( A )
200g butter
210g eggs (about 4)
250g sponge mix
5g salt
125ml milk
(B)7g instant coffee 3 in 1 
     1 tbs of pandan 

1. Beat butter and sugar till white and fluffy.
2. Add in egg one at a time and beat till well combined after each addition.
3. Fold in sifted flour and salt, alternate with milk until well mixed.
4. Separate batter into two portions. In one portion of the batter, add in the coffee powder and another one add in pandan and mix well.
5. Put 3 tbsp of pandan batter into the center of the pan and let it spread slightly on its own. Put 3 tbsp of coffee batter in the center of the pandan batter. It will push out the other batter and, as it sits for a moment, will also spread itself. Alternating spoonfuls of the two batters, repeat the technique until all the batter has been used up.
6. Bake at pre-heated oven at 160 degree for 40 - 45 mins or until skewer comes out clean.

Steamed cupcakes with Pettina Sponge Mix 
Just add in 300ml water into 500g Pettina sponge mix. Put in cocoa powder with a small portion of batter. Make marble swirl on top of the cupcakes and steam for 15 minutes.  You can view the step by step instructions from here. These were not tasted as yummy as I expected, may be because it is less sugar, egg less and oil-free.

Steamed pumpkin cupcakes with Pettina Sponge Mix
I love these steamed pumpkin cupcakes the most. I find it more flavorful than the plain steamed cupcakes. Everything with pumpkins and sweet potatoes are my type of recipes.

(A) Starter
50g sponge mix
50ml water
1 teaspoon instead yeast

50ml water
90g palm sugar (gula melaka)
320g  sponge mix
200g pumpkin puree (steamed and mashed)
100ml coconut milk
1 egg

Pumpkin seeds (optional)

1. Mix all the starter ingredients and set aside for ½ hour to rest.
2. Prepare palm sugar syrup by adding diced palm sugar into water. Bring to simmer till all sugar melt. Strain and leave to cool. 
3. In a mixer, put in cool palm sugar syrup, pumpkin puree, coconut milk and egg. Mix till well combine. Set aside.
4. In a big bowl, sift in all-purpose flour and double action baking powder. Make a well in the center.
5. Pour in palm sugar mixture from step 3 together with starter. Fold till well incorporated.
6. Pour batter into lined paper cups till 90% full. Set aside to rest for 15 minutes.
7. Bring water to rapid boil. Place the proof batter cups into steamer and steam at high heat for 15 minutes. 


  1. Looks good, my Pettina sponge mix still got half a pack, must use it soon!

  2. yay!! Yannie's baking mojo is back already?? I can see you have baked a lot of cakes dei.. hmm, seems mike with this pettina sponge mix, it makes your baking actually way easier huh?? who cares how the surface look right?? you can cover that with cream and make them nicer, but the inside of soft and fluffy, then I LIKE!!!

    hehe, the pandan coffee zebra looks nice, I also think the color looks good.. and the golden pumpkin too, so appetizing.. well done Yannie!! :)

  3. Maybe I should try this. I've this phobia for baking - my missus kept telling me horror stories - this cannot, that cannot, this tak jadi, that tak jadi...so I have always been scared to try. Will look for that brand. Wish me luck!

  4. I love all your bakes! They all look yummy and healthy too!!

  5. Hi Yan,
    Lovely cakes! Yes, I have seen Angeline using this cake mix.
    Nice to see you baking again!

  6. That's a lot of baking and steaming in one post :D Yums!

  7. All your sponge cakes look tempting and delish!

    I'm still searching for my baking mojo :`(

  8. My cakes cracks on top. i wonder how to make it smooth like those in the shop

    1. It has something to do with the top heat that made your cake cracked la.
      Same like too much sun, our heads also crack with headaches.

  9. It is now 4:00pm and your cakes make me really hungry. I love the texture designs and colour. Well done Chef Yannie! How come changing your blog to Bake With Yan?

  10. Hey where are the photos of the JAMY on cruise trip????? Quickly blog them in fullest details. Aiyo, not fair lah, I had to quickly post mine few times before your ship sailed off. Now I want to admire yours!!!

  11. All the cakes are so delicious!

  12. Hi Yan, delicious sponge cakes, got so many varieties. The marble effect look very nice. Keep up the good job.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.