What is Chinese FA Gao?
Fa gao (simplified Chinese: u53d1u7cd5; traditional Chinese: u767cu7cbf; pinyin: fu0101gu0101o; Peu030dh-u014de-ju012b: hoat-koxe9), also called Fat pan (u767cu7c84; fa ban) by the Hakka, prosperity cake, Fortune cake, Cantonese sponge cake, is a Chinese steamed, cupcake-like pastry.
What is the purpose of FA Gao?
Fa Gao, also known as Prosperity Cake, Lucky Cake or Fortune Cake, is made and eaten during Chinese New Year to bring prosperity in the new year. Traditional Prosperity Cakes call for yeast and a lot of prep work, but this version uses baking powder as a leavening agent and are easier to prep.