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Fa Gao Chinese prosperity New Year cake


Fa Gao, is known  as Prosperity, Lucky or Fortune Cake, is made  during Chinese New Year to bring prosperity in the new year.

The cake is steamed and when correctly made, the top should split open into a smile,  the bigger the smile the better the fortune, it is supposed to split into four sections.  Gao means cake in chinese. Fa means leavened, so the name describes the cake.  However,  fa also means prosperity, for this reason the name prosperity cake and the reason why it is eaten during Chinese New Year to bring luck for the coming year.

Fa Gao Chinese New Year cake recipe:


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