Pandan Chiffon Cake

@sishy7 (27594)
Australia
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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@SIMPLYD (84425)
• Philippines
7 Jun 17
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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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
7 Jun 17
It's yummy! Yeah, there's no chocolate used in it... My kids said I left it too long in the oven, but I wanted to make sure the inside was done and it sure was...
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@SIMPLYD (84425)
• Philippines
7 Jun 17
@sishy7 Oh, I see. Your children must be so happy eating the cake. So what beverage did you partner it with?
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
7 Jun 17
@SIMPLYD They loved it! The cake was gone in no time. I ate that with a cup of hot tea...
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@youless (94189)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jun 17
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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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
7 Jun 17
If you like coconut-flavored cake, I think you'll like this cake. It has the pandan aroma but it has more of a coconut taste, perhaps because of the thick coconut milk that goes into the cake.
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@youless (94189)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jun 17
@sishy7 I like coconut-flavored.
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@pgntwo (22746)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
7 Jun 17
@sishy7 My favourite way of getting coconut, enrobed in dark chocolate:
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@hereandthere (32974)
• Philippines
7 Jun 17
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...
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
7 Jun 17
I believe it is! I got it from an Asian grocery store. It's on the same aisle as the White King Hotcake that I usually buy. I was looking for the pancake mix and saw the Pandan Cake so I thought I'd try it...
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• Philippines
7 Jun 17
@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
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
7 Jun 17
@hereandthere everyone thinks it's chocolate cake... and did you notice how different mine turned out from how it's supposed to as pictured on the box...
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
15 Jun 17
One of my best selling cake is chiffon. Many times I plan to add pandan extract but always forgot due to other orders. Since I am on a vacation for 2 weeks, I guess this pandan chiffon cake is a nice idea to surprise my customers
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• Philippines
15 Jun 17
do you do all the baking and cooking yourself?
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
15 Jun 17
Yes, please do it , I'm sure it will be a hit too! What other chiffon cake flavors do you sell?
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
15 Jun 17
@sishy7 Chocolate flavor is always the favorite , mango flavor comes next to my orders. But I am more inlove with the cheesecakes
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@Sreekala (23732)
• India
7 Jun 17
So delicious. But you promised that you will give a recipe as well
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
I'm not sure about the recipe - I made the cake from a cake mix package... I only needed to add some eggs, coconut milk, and water...
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@Sreekala (23732)
• India
8 Jun 17
@sishy7 Ok dear no problem. I even don't know how to use the oven properly. I only used it for warming foods.
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@TRBRocks420 (84186)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Jun 17
Looks like a very yummy cake there.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
7 Jun 17
It's yummy! Do you like coconut/pandan flavored cake?
@diosabella (4809)
8 Jun 17
Like the color of the cake in the inside. I never tried pandan flavor making a sponge cake. But I did vanilla, orange and mocha flavor. This food talk is making me hungry.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
Yeah, it sure is a different kind of sponge or chiffon cake... I've done lemon and chocolate ones before. There's also what I call marble cake where vanilla and chocolate are combined and they would make the cake looks like marbled.
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9 Jun 17
@sishy7 I have pandan plant out in the garden. But im not sure if I can make a cake out of it. But the smell is really nice when we cook rice with it and some sweet rice cakes. Oh and its good infusing in juices too.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
9 Jun 17
@diosabella It's great how the plant is grown locally there... Down here I can only find pandan leaves in a frozen package and quite costly to buy them...
• United States
7 Jun 17
Looks really good sort of similar to what I eat once in a while that is a Vietnamese dessert
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
Oh yes, pandan flavor is probably used a lot in Vietnamese dessert too...
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• United States
8 Jun 17
@sishy7 I think so :) it's the green right?
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
@infatuatedbby yes, the pandan leaves extracts usually make the green food coloring...
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@dpk262006 (56521)
• Delhi, India
7 Jun 17
It is colorful and looks very tempting. Could I have a portion of it?
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@dpk262006 (56521)
• Delhi, India
8 Jun 17
I expect a yes or No from you.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
@dpk262006 It's a yes but I just don't know how to get it to you...
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@dpk262006 (56521)
• Delhi, India
8 Jun 17
@sishy7 Thanks for saying yes. You saying yes, made me assume that I have eaten the delicacy.
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@atoz1to10 (6821)
• Australia
7 Jun 17
It looks delicious... Is it easy to make?
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
7 Jun 17
it's easy because I was using a packaged cake mix and just following the instructions on the box...
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@atoz1to10 (6821)
• Australia
7 Jun 17
@sishy7 I think I will try to make it. Thanks.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
@atoz1to10 You're welcome! Let us know how yours turns up...
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@Elisa1234 (7649)
• Philippines
27 Jun 17
Wow! I havent't tried this one Pandan Chiffon cake. Will you bake this cake for me if i will visit in your place? I wanna try it. I wanna learn how to bake a cake too.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
27 Jun 17
When are you coming? I'll have the ingredients ready for you!
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@Elisa1234 (7649)
• Philippines
27 Jun 17
@sishy7 Hahaha I am not sure when is the exact date! Maybe after my graduation and if i get a stable job, I will save some money so i can visit there in your place
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
27 Jun 17
@Elisa1234 Ah, so you are in school... All the best with your studies!
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• United States
7 Jun 17
looks good enough for me to try some...
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
Yes, don't let the burned-looking outside of the cake keep you away from trying the soft, moist, and delicious taste of this cake...
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• United States
9 Jun 17
@sishy7 the first place I look is to the green..
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
9 Jun 17
@CookieMonster46 Yeah, if I didn't cut the cake to show the green inside, it probably wouldn't look too attractive in the picture.
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• Philippines
13 Jun 17
Oh my. My favorite kind of cake. I love pandan cake.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
14 Jun 17
Have you tried baking some yourself?
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• Philippines
14 Jun 17
@sishy7 Yes. But I made them in cupcakes. That way, I only have to get a piece whenever I want to eat rather than kept on slicing the cake.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
14 Jun 17
@rachz_kisses that's a good idea! hey, you just reminded me how I want to try this mug cake recipe using a microwave...
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@much2say (40452)
• United States
11 Jun 17
I was thinking mint - and I thought that was chocolate on the outside! I'm not sure if I've had pandan . . . how would you describe the taste? That looks really good!!!!
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
12 Jun 17
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...
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@much2say (40452)
• United States
12 Jun 17
@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 !
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
12 Jun 17
@much2say yes, remember it's Japanese cheesecake and pandan chiffon cake...
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
7 Jun 17
I love Pandan flavoured food especially chiffon cake. Yummy.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
Ah, I believe you have tried this chiffon cake then...
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
8 Jun 17
@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.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
@thelme55 down here they sell the pandan leaves in frozen section of the Asian grocery stores...
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@dianadee (1784)
• South Africa
7 Jun 17
Enjoy learning new things! Never come across a recipe like this.
@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
The cake has a wonderful cocopandan flavor...
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@dianadee (1784)
• South Africa
8 Jun 17
@sishy7 Well that is a new flavour for me!
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
@dianadee it's a combination of coconut plus pandan leaves extracts...
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@sol_cee (18077)
• Japan
7 Jun 17
Did the boys like it?
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
they loved it! I have a feeling I'll be making it again soon...
@sol_cee (18077)
• Japan
8 Jun 17
@sishy7 then you need more pandan extracts and more coconut milk.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
8 Jun 17
@sol_cee The pandan extracts is already included in the cake mix package. I just need to buy more coconut milk and eggs...
@velvet53 (17705)
• Palisade, Colorado
23 Aug 17
That looks so good. I bet it was very tasty.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
23 Aug 17
Thanks! Yes, it was...
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@velvet53 (17705)
• Palisade, Colorado
23 Aug 17
@sishy7 I do like the green. It really shows up.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
24 Aug 17
@velvet53 They might have added some food coloring in the packaged mix, unfortunately, for it to turn out so bright green... The natural green of pandan extract is only very light almost whitish green...
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
6 Aug 17
I haven't seen that flavoring before. It sounds interesting. I thought at first that the cake was covered with a thin chocolate icing.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
6 Aug 17
From responses I got here, you're not the only one who thought that... Some even thought it's a chocolate mint flavor with the green color and all...
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
7 Aug 17
@sishy7 it does look as though it could have been that type of cake too.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
7 Aug 17
@HazySue But it's not... It's a coconut-flavored chiffon cake with the fragrance extracted from pandan, a tropical plant...
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@DaddyEvil (26042)
• Aurora, Missouri
20 Jul 17
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!)
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
20 Jul 17
It's some kind of extract from a tropical plant called pandan... It's more of an aroma thing than taste to me... You know, kinda like how vanilla would be... It has a nice, distinct, and pleasant smell that enhances flavor...
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@DaddyEvil (26042)
• Aurora, Missouri
21 Jul 17
@sishy7 LOL! (At least I didn't offend you with my comment, sishy!) Hmmm... I can taste the vanilla in different foods. You can't taste the pandan at all?
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
21 Jul 17
@DaddyEvil Nothing you say will offend me... No, I don't know what to say about pandan taste... The cake tasted like coconut flavor to me but it does have the distinct fragrance of pandan leaves...
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