Pandan Chiffon Cake
June 7, 2017 1:27am CST
# 72 I baked this green-colored sponge cake. Can’t say that I made it from scratch, I used a premix package for it. All I needed to do was to add eggs, coconut milk, and a little bit of water. The green color made people think it was a matcha or green-tea flavored cake. But this was a pandan-flavored cake. Pandan leaf extract is very popular in South-East Asia and used for many cooking from fragrant rice to sweet desserts and drinks. It adds the natural green coloring to food and it has a distinctly pleasant aroma. Coconut and pandan also make a nice combination – many dishes from the region have cocopandan flavors. My cake looks a bit burned on the outside... But I assure you it does not taste like charcoal at all. In fact, this cake is so light, fluffy, and nicely flavored with the coconut milk and pandan extract.
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It does look a bit burned because of the color. I thought its of chocolate flavor too. Yes, pandan is very common here in the Philippines. We make buko pandan salad and its so delicious. And I suppose that cake is so delicious too.
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• Guangzhou, China
Your cake looks so professional In fact I almost think it is a chocolate cake since it is brown. I didn't realize it is a bit burned I haven't tried the pandan-flavored stuff yet. So I am curious to its taste. I really like to try your cake.
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i actually like and get the "burnt" areas (top, bottom, sides), that slightly bitter taste, but not too much that, as you say, it tastes like charcoal. is it this cake mix you used?
Pondan Chiffon Pandan is a cake mix to make delicious chiffon cake. It has a soft cake texture and delicious...
@sishy7 i think you're supposed to take it out, then let it cool on top of the oven, not leave it in there after the prescribed time. even though i read and know what pandan is, i thought it was chocolate mint when i saw the brown and green color heh-heh
Someone else thought it's a chocolate mint flavored cake (I think it was hereandthere)... The pandan flavor is more like in the aroma of the cake. The taste itself is more like a coconut cake, perhaps because of the thick coconut milk that goes in it...
• United States
@sishy7 I think of grasshopper cake (I believe that's minty - but no grasshoppers ) with the green and chocolate look. Next time I go to an Asian market, I'll have to look for this stuff . . . now I am on the lookout for two cakes thanks to you !
@sishy7 yes, I have tried that one you bought but I didn't like it much because I have made ( sometime before that) chiffon cake myself with the real Pandan leaves and it was far better than the ready mix one in the shop. Sad to say, I can't make Pandan chiffon cake here in Germany as there's no Pandan plant here.
• Aurora, Missouri
Well, it looks interesting, at least... I am not sure I would actually eat any of it, but you never know... I might try a taste... LOL! (I have no clue what pandan is or tastes like, so would be wary on that account... NOT because I would distrust your cooking!)