5 May 2007

Pandan Cake

This week's cake is a Pandan Cake. The Pandan leaf comes from the pandanus plant which can be found throughout Asia.

I love this cake and wanted to try to bake this long ago. My friend AL bakes this all the time and always brings in slices into work for us to scoff down quickly. He gave me his mum's recipe, so now, there is no excuse for not baking this light, fluffy cake.

As I was mixing the cake batter, I can already smell the wonderful aroma of the pandan extract. It's scent is sweet and it brings back memories of when mum cooks desserts and sweets with the pandan leaf.

The trick to this recipe is to use an Angel cake tin with feet.  Once the cake is cooked, turn upside down and leave to cool completely.

There are complex recipes for this Asian cake, but this isn't one of them so I hope you give this a try.
  • 8 egg whites
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup self raising flour, sieved 3 times
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Pandan extract (green)
  1. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff and then gradually add 1/2 of the sugar.
  2. Mix flour, half of the sugar, oil, coconut milk, egg yolks, and a few drops of the Pandan extract.
  3. Mix egg whites and flour mixture together.
  4. Bake in moderate oven (180C/375F) for 45 minutes.
Pandan Cake @ Group Recipes

Bon Appetite


/* */ Cindy said...

Holy cow - look at the colour of that thing!!

/* */ mellie said...

How incredibly vibrant! And I adore the flavour of pandan, so this is a must try for me!

/* */ Cherrie Pie said...

Cindy, Yeah the colour is very green :) but I tell you, it tastes fantastic.

Mellie, definitely give this a try. It's so easy to bake this pandan cake.

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babydoll_vintage said...

Hi, I just came across your post from google on how to make this green cake! Hope this recipe works for me as I wanted to give it a try! xx

/* */ Cherrie Pie said...

hey there babydoll_vintage, give this simple recipe a try and let me know how you go.

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Anonymous said...

Hi, Im living abroad and im wondering whats 'pandan extract'? Is it just pandan leave's juice?? please reply!! Cheers fr the recipe!

/* */ Cherrie Pie said...

Hi annon,You can use pandan juice as I think it is the same. Pandan extract can be bought at most asian grocery stores.

/* */ Iron Chef Shellie said...

I can't wait to make this and bring back my childhood memories =D

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