Here’s a special treat to make for afternoon tea – a chiffon cake with a difference! “My family loves this recipe for Pandan Chiffon Cake from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe (thedomesticgoddesswannabe.com). Using fresh pandan juice makes it much more fragrant – definitely worth the extra work!”
– June Yap, stay-at-home mum
Chiffon Cake Recipe – Ingredients
- Four egg yolks
- 20g caster sugar
- 2¼ tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons pandan juice
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 100g flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Four egg whites
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 /3 cup caster sugar
For the pandan juice (to be prepared one day before)
- Wash 200g of pandan leaves and cut into smaller pieces.
- Blend the leaves with some water (about 150ml) until pulverised.
- Squeeze as much juice as possible out of the leaves. Pour the juice into an air-tight container and refrigerate overnight.
- The mixture will separate, with water at the top and the denser pandan juice sinking to the bottom.
- After at least 12 hours, pour away the water, leaving behind the concentrated juice.
- Beat the egg yolks and sugar (20g) until the mixture turns pale.
- Add the oil and beat until completely incorporated.
- Combine the pandan juice with the coconut milk. Add to the batter and mix until just combined.
- Fold in the flour and salt, and set aside.
- In another mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until they turn foamy.
- Add cream of tartar and continue whisking until soft peaks form.
- Gradually add the sugar (1 /3 cup) until firm peaks form.
- Beat one third of the meringue into the egg yolk batter.
- Gently fold the remaining meringue in two batches until no white streaks remain.
- Pour the batter into the ungreased 21cm tube pan. Lift the pan slightly off the kitchen counter and drop it onto the counter a few times to remove air bubbles.
- Bake at 170°C for 45 minutes.
- Once baked, invert the pan and cool the cake completely before slicing to serve.
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