Wife's Cake Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Wife Cakes (also known as Sweetheart Cakes) are a traditional Chinese bakery treat. They're made up of a flaky pastry shell filled with sweet, chewy winter melon and coconut filling. They make a great afternoon snack when served with tea. They're a flaky cookie or pastry with sweet, chewy winter melon and coconut filling. The storey of how this cake came to be has a few distinct interpretations. But here's the storey: there was a couple in China who were madly in love, but they lived in a poor village. The girl's husband's father (father-in-law) became ill unexpectedly, so they spent all of their money on drugs to help him, but he remained unwell. So the girl sold herself as a slave to raise money to help her father-in-law buy medicine. When her husband found out what she had done, he made a sweetened winter melon and almond cake and sold it on the street. He eventually made enough money to be able to reclaim his wife. 

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Wife's Cake

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Ingredients for Wife's Cake Recipe

  • 110 gram Water
  • 80 gram fine sugar
  • 30 gram salad oil
  • 70 gram glutinous rice flour
  • 30 gram fried white sesame seeds
  • 40 gram melon sugar
  • As required Water and Lard Dough
  • 100 gram medium gluten flour
  • 50 gram Warm Water
  • 25 gram Lard

Directions: Wife's Cake Recipe

step 1

  • STEP 1.1 first prepare the glutinous rice filling and prepare the melon candy.

step 2

  • STEP 2.2 break into pieces.

step 3

  • STEP 3.3 prepare sauteed white sesame seeds.

step 4

  • STEP 4.4 next we prepare glutinous rice flour.

step 5

  • STEP 5.5 put 110 grams of water in glutinous rice filling formula, 60 grams of fine sugar, and 30 grams of salad oil into the pot.

step 6

  • STEP 6.6 bring to a boil.

step 7

  • STEP 7.7 turn off the heat, pour glutinous rice flour, stir quickly and evenly.

step 8

  • STEP 8.8 pour in the melon candy and sesame seeds, stir well, let cool and put in the refrigerator for later.

step 9

  • STEP 9.9 beginning the production of water and lard dough, the lard dough, and building the treats.

step 10

  • STEP 10.10 add all ingredients from the water and lard dough into a bowl, and knead into a soft uniform dough.

step 11

  • STEP 11.11 divided into 10 even pieces, ball up, cover with plastic wrap, let it relax.

step 12

  • STEP 12.12 to make the lard dough, put the ingredients together

step 13

  • STEP 13.13 knead.

step 14

  • STEP 14.14 divided into 10 even pieces.

step 15

  • STEP 15.15 after 20 minutes of relaxing the dough, the first balls you made and flatten it, take a ball from the second dough and place onto that.

step 16

  • STEP 16.16 wrap into a ball and place the pinched side down

step 17

  • STEP 17.17 press down on it to flatten it out into an oval.

step 18

  • STEP 18.18 roll towards you

step 19

  • STEP 19.19 turn 90 degrees and flatten out again

step 20

  • STEP 20.20 roll up, turn 90 degrees, and flatten out again

step 21

  • STEP 21.21 continue this process for all 10 portions

step 22

  • STEP 22.22 take one of the pieces, roll into a ball and flatten. Place a small portion of the filling in the middle.

step 23

  • STEP 23.23 wrap the dough around the fillings, and place the pinched side down

step 24

  • STEP 24.24 continue this for the rest of the portions

step 25

  • STEP 25.25 brush the top with an egg-wash, sprinkle with sesame seeds, cut three slits in the surface layer of the cake.

step 26

  • STEP 26.26  bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes. Cake is ready.
calories per serving
97 g Fat16 g Protein140 g Carbs9 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp