Kuih Gula Hagus @ Black Treacle Honey Comb Cake

There's a bottle of store bought black treacle keeping in my pantry for quite some time already. I think its about time to clear out the leftover. However in Malaysia, homemade black treacle has been used in many local kuih or desserts since decades and one of the most popular kuih or cake is the black treacle honey comb cake. The cake looks & tasted really unique with all the holes which is quite similar to the Chinese Ma Lai Go.However, its a whole lot easier these day cause you can easily get the store bought treacle from the shop.

(Recipe adapted from here)
Ingredients :
3/4 cups  sugar **(original 1-1/4 cup)
1 cup  hot water **
4 TB  black treacle sauce
125gm   butter, melted
4 large eggs, do not beat
50ml  full cream milk
1 cup  all purpose flour
2 tspn  baking soda
1 tspn  vanilla essence

**I used 3/4 cup sugar mix with 1 cup hot water and boil till sugar dissolved then stir in 4 TB black treacle syrup(store bought) till dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Homemade Black Treacle : 
Melt sugar over very low heat till sugar turns brown and runny then slowly add in hot water a tablespoon at a time till everything dissolved. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Make sure you don't burnt the melting sugar.

Method :
(1) place eggs into a big mixing bowl, roughly stir it with a spoon the add in melted butter, milk & vanilla essence and stir to mix well. Make sure you don't whisk the mixture.
(2) now blend together flour & baking soda to mix well, then stir dry ingredients into egg mixture till well incorporate.
(3) then add in treacle mixture and continue stirring till everything well mixed.
(4) pour batter to a greased 7" baking tray and let it sit for 5 hours (which will gives the best result) fermentation.
(5) finally, bake at preheated oven 170'C for 45 minutes or till tester came out clean. Leave to cool completely before slicing.

The texture of my honey comb cake looks just fine which I only fermented for three (3) hours before baking but most suggested to ferment for five (5) hours for better result. Oh well, it looks OK to me ! Hubby loves it so much. He took almost half of the cake. I am surprise LOL cause he's not a big fan of cake ! >o< Happy me ! Hope you guys will love it too. Enjoy


  1. I've never tried baking ahoneycomb cake before, guess it's time to do so!

  2. wow, I love how moist it looks and the texture is incredible... love a tray cake too!

  3. I have been dying to make some kueh lately and just couldn't nudge myself enough to do it. And looking at your honeycomb cake just did it....thanks for sharing Kristy! ;)

  4. Hi Kristy,

    I can the beautiful and distinctive honey comb motif in these cake. Very lovely :D


  5. The honeycomb effect is pretty good. Love the dark colour of this cake,I can imagine the fragrance.


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