I get very disturbed when a posted recipe does not turn out right. I have been tossing and turning for 2 nights trying to figure out what when wrong when we made this recipe and it did not smile. Have to make it again, just to see if there is a typo or whatever. All of them smiled, this time i used the electric steamer and this orange colored sugar that came all the way from Singapore. If you wish the cake to smile into 4 sections, then you would have to bless it with an oiled spatula and make the sign of the cross on the batter before steaming. Believe it or not, the blessing works.
With all the tossing and turning, the only presumption is that the ratio of liquid was not right, the flour was weighed in a kitchen scale which the marking for grams was too difficult to be correct and the carbonated drink too might not have reached the required amount with all the frizzies. The advise for no more sleepless nights, use the digital scale.
Smiling Steamed Cake recipe is here
Noticed the smiles in 4 sections?