Monday, September 30, 2013

Pandan Coconut Butter Cake

 This is another cut queue post to rush out to support Joceline's September Little Thumb Up. I intended to bake a pandan butter cake, initially thought of baking Cocopandan cake again but change the evaporation milk to coconut milk. However when I went through my blog reading list yesterday, I saw Angie's pandan butter cake  and was so tempting to change my mind. Final decision was made after I click into 鲸鱼老师 and saw hers too lol.

Recipe modified from My Mum's Cake House and 鲸鱼蓝蓝小窝居

Ingredients :
180g butter
90g castor sugar (you may increase if you have sweet tooth)
2 eggs size (60g each)
40ml concentrated pandan extract
40ml coconut milk (original recipe used milk)
220g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
30g dessicated coconut
2 drop green colouring (I found that my batter is very pale in color so I decided to drop in some green coloring)

* I used 8 pandan leaves and blend with water, left the juice in the fridge for 3 days to get the concentrated pandan extract at the bottom layer.

Method :
1. Greased and line a 7" square cake pan. (I suggested to use smaller size e.g. 9" x 4" x 3" cake pan to yield taller cake)
2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add in eggs one at a time and beat till it incorporated.
4. Fold in sifted flour and baking powder, alternate with pandan extract plus coconut milk, well mixed.
5. Add in dessicated coconut and mix well.
6. Bake in pre-heated oven at 170C for 30-35 mins.

The cake was full of pandan fragrant when baking inside the oven. I guess I had over mixed the cake batter (due to "helpful" dear daughter insisted to help and kept folding the batter), thus the cake was dried and very crumbly. The cake easily break into pieces if you didn't handle with extra care. The pandan and coconut taste is quite mild as well. Perhaps I should try it again since I trust Angie and 鲸鱼老师's taste but next time must ensure dear daughter is not in the mood of helping lol.

** 1/10/13 : I tried the cake this morning again, tasted so much nicer. The cake become soft and moist, less crumbly. There is a hint of pandan taste with the bite of dessicated coconut, this cake will be very delicious if  didn't over mix the cake batter!

I am submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up September - Pandan hosted by Joceline @ Butter, Flour & Me, organized by Zoe@ Bake For Happy Kids and Mui Mui @ My Little Favourites DIY.


  1. good morning! just saw ann's post on the same recipe..i told ann that i am so tempted to try as i still hv some pandan extract left..beautiful pics!

  2. Jess,麻烦给我泡杯咖啡,我要慢慢品尝这美味的蛋糕,呵呵呵呵!

  3. 我个人也喜欢这个蛋糕。昨天我做了一个pandan muffin,很简单。女儿也可以帮忙搅拌。哈哈哈 ~

  4. Pandan and coconut goes well together! This cake looks soft and delicious.

  5. 这个好香,而且很好吃

  6. Loves the colour of the Pandan Butter cake...

  7. I love the pandan coconut combination, am sure this won't last long in the house

  8. Jess, I also baked this cake but changed to small cake. Easier to put the cake into our mouth...hhaaa..

  9. Hi Jess,
    Delicious looking pandan cake. Perfect for tea time and morning breakfast and midnight snack! Perfect for anytime of the day!! :)

  10. Replies
    1. HiHi thank you for pointing out, I have added the sugar. thanks :D

  11. Jess, I must try pandan butter cake too! Anything with pandan and coconut is so fragrant and yum! yum!

  12. never say no to this kind of cake... Hmmm....
    awesome photos...


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