Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pandan Butter Cake



I'm so fancy over any desserts boiled with pandan leaves and all sorts of pandan cakes. I stumbled upon Aunty Yochana's pandan kaya butter cake when I hopped over to her blog the other day. Without much hesitation, I immediately decided to give this fool-proof recipe a try.
While baking, the fragrance flowing from the oven is extremely inviting. I'm glad that cake popped out from the oven in its beautiful splendor (with some cracks anyway). It's fluffy, moist and flavored with pandan extract and coconut milk. The buttery cake is so delightful. :)

I will give it another try with homemade pandan juice. I' know I'll be excited tasting my cake with natural pandan fragrance, and of course I'll be happy seeing the chlorophyll imparting the lovely green to my cake.


Pandan Butter Cake

Recipe adapted from Aunty Yochana's Pandan Kaya Butter Cake with some modification

Ingredients:

250 gm butter
200 gm sugar ( I reduce to 170gm)
6 eggs
300 gm cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
200 gm coconut milk
1/4 tsp. salt (I omit this as salted butter is used)
3 tbsp. milk powder (I omit this too)
1 tsp. pandan essence
a drop of green coloring (I use 1 tsp pandan essence cum green coloring)

Method:

1. Cream butter and sugar till creamy.

2. Add in egg one at a time and make sure it's properly mixed before adding in another egg. Pour in coconut milk and salt slowly and if it cuddles, put in some flour. Add in pandan paste and some green coloring.

3. Fold in cake flour, milk powder and baking powder and then pour into a 7" sq. tray (I used 8" baking pan) and bake at 175C (for me, I baked under 180C) for about 60 mins.

28 comments:

Anncoo said...

Mmmm...looks good and yummy. Must try this one day.

allie said...

I love anything with pandan flavour too!

foodbin said...

i love the smell of Pandan leaves so this cake must be good.

Tarts and Pies said...

Butter cake itself is rich. Imagine sinking your teeth into the pandan infused butter cake... Oooo... the combination of butter and pandan ... heavenly

mimid3vils said...

I can eat a few slices of this in once, just love it~~

Joyce said...

Your blog is amazing and I want to eat at your home. Not sure what Pandan Paste is and you mention juice too? I have to look this up. I also see someone mentions the smell of the Pandan leaves. I love to find new and intersting ingredients in baking and cooking.
Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. Friday I am going to post a pumpkin recipe that is so so delicious:)
Joyce

SimpleGirl said...

the one selling at bakery it's so green..U think they add colouring?

Little Inbox said...

Anncoo, try it out and let me know if you like it.

allie, notice that quite a number of Asian people love the food with pandan flavor.

foodbin, yes you are right!

Tarts and pies, thanks for visiting my blog. :) I like your description.

Little Inbox said...

mimid3vils, my maximum limit is up to 2 pieces only. :)

Joyce, pandan is also known as screw pine. It's a type of plant in Asian country. People use it to blend juice in order to get green coloring. Also, we use it to steam rice and to cook dessert to enhance the smell. Thanks for dropping by too.

SimpleGirl, most probably. Actually mine was using coloring too, but in moderate amount.

cherry potato said...

Hi, I m first time droping into your nice blog.Will keep to visit you.Hope you don't mind oh!

Joanne said...

I have never heard of pandan but this looks very delicious!

Little Inbox said...

Cherry Potato, you're welcome! Thanks for dropping by. Hope to see you more often.

Joanne, you can refer to the above explanation on pandan from my reply to Joyce.

buzzingbee said...

yours looks so beautiful..I've gotta learn this and hopefully it will turn out like yours :) Thanks

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

nice cake.... and looks yummy!

sakana said...

just a question..is cake flour the same with self raising flour..if it's not the same..can i use self raising flour instead...shops near my places only have self raising flour...

Little Inbox said...

buzzingbee, I hope you'll get what you want. :)

Food Paradise, thanks.

Sakana, yes, you can use self raising flour. I use self raising flour too.

girlichef said...

mmmmm...sounds amazing! I don't know what pandan is, but I'd love to try it :D

Miranda said...

Anything with butter has my vote! LOL!
This looks awesome!

Little Inbox said...

gilichef, hope that you able to find pandan paste in Asian grocery shop.

Miranda, never go wrong with butter, right? Thanks for dropping by.

noobcook said...

Yum yum, perfect afternoon tea time snack :)

Little Inbox said...

noobcook, I can take a piece or 2 anytime of the day. :)

Ning said...

hey i'm totally a noob to baking... so i tumbled across your cake here and tried to make it but failed miserably.

is it possible that you give more specific instructions? as in if you were teaching a 2 year old how to cook, lol! if you have a chance, it'd really be appreciated :o)

Anonymous said...

It was certainly interesting for me to read the post. Thanx for it. I like such themes and everything connected to them. I definitely want to read more on that blog soon.

Kyas Love said...

hello there. u mentioned that u replaced the green colouring with 1tsp. pandan essence rite? so the total tsp. pandan essense is 2 plus the previous 1 tsp. pandan essence?

Little Inbox said...

Kyas Love, i use pandan essence and pandan coloring which comes "2 in 1". The brand that I use the taste is not strong, so I adjusted it till I saw some light green color.
If you use pandan essence, you should not add to much, as it tends to over powering the smell. For the normal essence like orange flovoring, the most I add is 5 drops.

Kyas Love said...

oraitt. thanks a lot. have a nice day. :))

hari said...

thanks for your this recipe..., i have tried :)

hari said...

thanks for your recipe, i have tried..

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