Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pandan Chiffon Cake

I have not been baking chiffon cake for a while, especially Pandan Chiffon Cake.

I love this cake but have not baked it much as I am kind of lazy to pound the pandan leaves to extract the juice. Yesterday while working out in the gym, a friend told me that the pandan leaf can be blended and used in cake making. Every bit of the leaf can be consumed. Since pandan is used as a diuretic and is believed to be able to lower the Uric Acid in our body, I decided to bake one today.

I did not extract the Pandan juice by pounding it. I cut the pandan leaves into small piece and blended it with a small amount of water.

Here is my recipe :

Pandan Chiffon Cake


  • 4 egg yolks (Grade A)
  • 40 ml corn oil
  • 100 gm superfine flour
  • 60-70ml fresh coconut milk
  • 2 pandan leaves blend into juice (add 1 tbsp water)
  • 5 egg whiles (Grade A)
  • 50gm castor sugar (add more if preferred)
  • 0.5 tsp lemon juice (optional)

  • Preheat oven at 170 C.
  • Combine egg yolks, oil, flour, pandan juice and coconut milk.
  • Mix till well blended. Set aside.
  • Whisk egg white till frothy
  • Gradually add in sugar and lemon juice and whisking till soft peak is formed.
  • Whisk in 1/3 of the egg white mixture into the egg yolk batter till well combined.
  • Fold in another 1/3 of the egg white mixture followed by the balance. Do not over mix the batter
  • Pour the batter into a chiffon cake tin (18cm) and bake in the oven for 25- 30 mins or till the top is golden brown.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and invert it while cooling for 30 mins.
The cake is very fragrant and it has a nice green hue. Since I blended the pandan leaves till fine, there were no bits and pieces of pandan leaves in the cake !!!!

I shall blended my pandan leaves whenever pandan juice is called for ;-D


  1. Hi,

    I happened to read your post online as my search was to use enzyme to clean chiffon cake mould left over burn bits. I saw that your post you did enzyme and also chiffon cakes. Have you ever tried whether the enzyme can clean your chiffon cake mould after baking?


  2. Hi, SL!
    Yes, I use the enzyme to clean my chiffon cake mould. It works in a way. The trick to cleaning the chiffon cake mould is to 1st try to remove as much of the bits off the mould as possible. I use a plastic knife to dis-load the chiffon cake from the mould. Then, I would scrape off as much of the bits off as possible. Once this is done, I would clean the mould with a sponge (soaked with some dishwashing liquid and enzyme). It works. If there are any stubborn stains just scrub a little.
    Give it a try.

  3. Hi!
    Sorry for the delayed reply, but if it is just want to clean the mould using enzyme without using any dishwashing liquid. Do you think is possible?
    Or rather can just soak the mould with enzyme for a day and then just clean it?

    Sorry to have ask you so many questions. I am actually looking for a easy way to clean the cake mould without using detergents :)


  4. SL, personally I still feel that having a bit of dishwashing liquid will do a better job. You could try with just the enzyme. It might take a longer time to clean the mould. I am not too sure. Perhaps you could try it out and let me know :D

  5. Hi Sally,
    okay, sure! Thanks for the reply :)