Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cocopandan Cake


I like all sorts of pandan cake, be it pandan chiffon or pandan butter cake. When I spotted this cocopandan cake from Table for 2 or more, there is no doubt at all for me to bake one since I cannot resist pandan cake.

As usually, I didn't bake it immediately, it took me more than a year before I finally have chance to make it happened lol.


Initially I thought of using coconut milk to replace the evaporated milk but finally decided to follow exactly from the recipe to try the original taste.


Recipe from here.

Ingredients : for 8" square cake pan
(A)
300g self raising flour, sifted
3/4 cup dessicated coconut
185ml concentrated pandan juice *
185ml evaporated milk
200g butter
150g sugar
4 egg yolks (small)

(B)
4 egg whites (small)
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
75g sugar

* I used 8 pandan leaves and blend with water, left the juice in the fridge for 3 days to get the concentrated pandan juice. The total amount of thick layer of pandan extract and the upper layer of diluted pandan juice added up to be 185ml.

Method :
1. Preheat oven at 160C. Line and grease the cake pan.
2. Combine milk with pandan juice and set a side.
3. Beat (B) until stiff peaks form and set aside.
4. With the same beaters, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add in egg yolks, one at a time, beating well and scrape the bowl after each addition.
5. Put in 1/2 portion of step 2 and beat until well combined. Put in 1/2 portion of flour and mix.
6. Put in balance of step 2 and mix, fold in the balance of flour and mix well.
7. Add in dessicated coconut and mix well.
8. Fold in beaten egg whites in additions.
9. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 mins or until the skewer comes out clean.

Verdict?
The outer layer of the cake is a bit hard, I must have over baked the cake. The inner texture of the cake is soft and moist with the bites of dessicated coconut really delicious. The sweetness is alright for me but the sugar still can be increased a bit e.g. another 10g. Next time, I am going to try it again by using coconut milk instead.

39 comments:

  1. Hi Jess, I would love to take a few bites of your cake from the screen. The photos capture the softness and fluffiness of the cake so well. This recipe sounds very nice, would love to give it a try.

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  2. This cake looks so soft and must be very delicious with dessicated coconut in it. Will add this recipe in my to do list. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Mich, the cake is really nice, do give it a try.

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  4. 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝, do let me know your feedback if you are baking :)

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  5. Ann, if you like pandan and coconut, you will like this cake.

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  6. LOVE everything pandan! want some :)

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  7. Hi Jess, I haven't been here for a while, and I missed so many delicious baked goodies from your kitchen :)

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  8. Same here. Love all kinds of pandan cakes. Both of the fragrance and the colour are unique.

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  9. I always think that Wendy is always good in baking and cooking the best of Asian-style of cuisine.

    You did well baking one of her best recipes :D

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  10. pandan + coconut, they are a perfect combo!

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  11. I notice you like coconut bakes leh...seeing you post a few now. I like the colour ...that pale greenish colour very nice. Pandan and coconut...must be super 香!

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  12. 2 hungry tummies, oh I love everything pandan too :D.

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  13. Wiffy, I am back only 2 months ago, didnt see much updates from you too.

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  14. Christine, pandan is a lot people's favourite :D

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  15. Jess I am kiving this one. Looks so moist.

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  16. Mmmm....looks very moist and delicious. I love the smell of pandan too. I think it would taste awesome if you use coconut milk. Jess, go for it :D Thanks very much for sharing this lovely cake.

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  17. Beautiful and tasty cake...love the texture of it.
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a fabulous week Jess :)

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  18. Oh yes, Bee Bee, I like coconut in my bakes heeheehee... and you are right, anything with coconut sure very 香.

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  19. Edith, ve to try this if you like pandan & coconut.

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  20. Mary, yes will definitely go for the next bake with coconut milk.

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  21. This cake looks so soft and fluffy. It must be delicious. I'd love to have a bite. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  22. Hi Mary, yes you are right that the cake tasted good :).

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  23. sounds like a delicious cake! i can see that the texture is lovely!

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  24. Hi Jess
    My name is Hui Li recently asked you a number of question under Anonymous cos i can sign in my google account. I have my pandan juice ready in my fridge, about 1 cup but and nicely separated into 2 layer, so i use only the dark green bottom or together with the light green layer to get the required amount?

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  25. Hi Hui Li, yes I used both the pandan extract (the thick layer) and pandan juice (the diluted upper layer)to get the total amount.

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  26. Ahhh... long time never eat this cake. hehehehe.
    Hmm... did u cut the cake immediately? or sometime later?
    if u wait longer, the top will be softer. Usually I wait few hours before I cut my cakes. This way less crumbs too.

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  27. hi,,may i knoe r u using dry dessicated coconut,,
    or fresf grated coconut,,no sure hope u can help,,
    thanks
    yuyang--sg

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    1. Hi, I had stated in the ingredients list that I was using dessicated coconut, means dried coconut.

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  28. halo,,pls help me,,how much water should i add to 8pcs of pandan leaves,
    and do i need to strain of in order to get the pure pandan juice,,'hope u don
    mind sharing,i am a first timer hope u can help n share,,thanks
    gina--

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    1. Hi Gina, I used about 180ml of water if I remember correctly. You need to blend the pandan leaves with water, squeeze out the pandan juice. You can choose to use the pandan juice immediately or you can leave the pandan juice in the fridge for a few days to get the pandan essence/extract, means the bottom darker green layer of the pandan juice plus the upper layer more diluted pandan water.

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  29. Jess, check with you, the 3/4 cup dessicated coconut, the 1 cup = how many gram?

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    1. Hi I am not too sure as I didn't weigh it but may b u can aga aga?

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