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Chinese Pumpkin Cake recipe served on a plate.

Chinese Pumpkin Cake

Yet another yummy traditional Chinese sweet treat that requires only three ingredients! The cakes are soft and a little chewy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Asian-Inspired, Chinese-Inspired
Keyword: Vegan Chinese Pumpking Cakes
Author: Moon Lai
Servings: 9 cakes


  • 220 g pumpkin purée
  • 100 g glutinous rice flour
  • 35 g sugar
  • Black sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp oil for frying


  • Mix together all ingredients and knead it into soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into 9 pieces and roll into balls (about 40g each). Then use your palm to flatten the dough.
  • Cover with tea towel to prevent them from drying out before proceeding with sticking the sesame seeds on both sides.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan. Fry the pumpkin cake until golden brown on both sides and serve warm.
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