Fluffy, fragrant and slightly sweet, the pandan chiffon cake is great for all occasions. It’s so light that you can eat it for breakfast, or even after a hearty lunch or dinner. As the pandan taste is subtle and the texture, almost airy, it makes a foolproof gift for the young and old, for those unfamiliar with pandan chiffon cake.
- 170 ml Coconut milk
- 1 tsp Green food colouring
- 2 tbsps Pandan juice, about 12 leaves
- 9 Egg whites
- 2 tbsps fine castor sugar
- 8 Egg Yolks
- 255 g fine castor sugar
- 170 ml Vegetable oil
- 140 g Cake flour
- 2 tbsps Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
Preheat oven to 170 c. Heat coconut milk in a saucepan on low heat, stirring constantly until it thickens and becomes more like cream.
Squeeze pandan leaves to get pandan juice by blending in a mixer.
Leave coconut milk aside to cool.
Whip egg whites and 2 tablespoons of sugar in stand-mixer until frothy. Sieve in sugar. Then, whip again till egg whites are stiff, but not dry. And set aside.
Whisk yolks, 255 g of sugar and oil until well combined.
Sieve flour, baking powder and salt two times. And set aside.
Put flour in a mixing bowl and make a well in the middle.
Add yolk mixture into the centre and fold flour from sides until well combined.
Add in coconut milk, pandan juice and colouring and mix with hand mixer till well combined. Do not over mix.
Take 1/3 of the egg whites and fold into the mixture. Do it gently.
Take remaining egg whites and fold it in. Ensure that you do not deflate it.
Put batter into ungreased chiffon tin.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean, or your finger springs back when pressed on the surface.
For some variety, you can replace pandan with orange or lemon.