Monday, November 1, 2010

Pandan butter cake, using homemade pandan paste

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I like pandan (screwpine) butter cake, but I don't like to add store bought pandan paste as they are too fragrant and artificial. Until I found that we can make pandan paste at home, i immediate bookmarked this recipe but just have time to try out last week. I like the natural green from the pandan paste and the cake smell so good.



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I left the pandan juice (blend 25pcs of pandan + 300ml water) in the fridge for 5 days, you can see a layer of pandan paste sink at the bottom. You may check more details in Wendy's blog.

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Pandan Butter Cake

250g butter
160g sugar
4 eggs
250g cake flour
2tsp of double action baking powder
6tbsp homemade pandan paste (concentrated pandan juice)

1. Sift cake flour and baking powder in a bowl, set aside
2. Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
3. Add in egg one at a time, mixing well.
4. Fold in flour and pandan paste, combine well.
5. Pour cake mixture into cake tin.
7. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180C for 60mins or skewer came out clean.

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Happy Baking !!

54 comments:

Mas said...

cantiknya hijau....nyumm..nyumm...

Bakeling said...

This cake must be full of the pandan aroma !

Learned about the way of making pandan paste here, thanks for sharing .

AhTee said...

Pandan & butter, Must b a vry good combination! Yummy~
Sonia, Shares you an award! ^^

Jeannie said...

I can imagine the nice pandan smell permitting your home when you bake this cake...looks so delicious!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I don't know what pandan is I will have to google it, but the colour in the cake is very interesting. Diane

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Tried this recipe last year once I saw Wendy's post. Think mine was a little more pale but the aroma of pandan was evident. Lovely cake. ;)

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Sonia,
You finally tried out making concentrated pandan juice. The fragrance and colour is really good right? But takes a lot of patience and waiting time, cannot say I want to eat pandan cake today and then can make oredi, hehehe. Must wait.......
Eh, I tried Aunty Yochana's recipe for Pandan Butter Cake, she uses coconut milk in it, and it was very good. Maybe you can try that next time.

Kitchen Corner said...

WOW! These is absolutely very pure pandan cake. Look at the color! So lovely green and real! No doubt, the aroma of the cake must he excellent!

ReeseKitchen said...

I'll be trying out this next!! Homemade pandan paste is always the best!!

Watierman, rmanbkr said...

Yummmy...temptation ....sure the aroma makes others drool.....I bet it taste really great!

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

很绿哦,我很喜欢那样天然的东西^^

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Sonia, your pandan juice actually turns out so pretty and green. When I use natural pandan juice, the colour is actually very light but maybe I did not extract it long enough...

hanushi said...
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hanushi said...

Hi Sonia,

If you use the bottom liquid, what do you do with the top layer... Hehe...

pigpigscorner said...

Very nice! I love the smell of pandan, and it gives the cake such a nice colour!

Pushpa said...

I tried Pandan cake for the first time recently at a fusion chinese restaurant...your preparation looks superb and delicious,Yummy pandan cake.

Min said...

Nice colour, I like the natural pandan flavour, really makes the cake awesome. Will try this recipe with my home-grown pandan leaves :)

HS Kitchen And Hobby said...

The cake looks so tempting and the natural color is so nice. Will try it out. Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

This cake looks so good and I love the green colour. Can't believe it's home made pandan paste - the aroma must have been fantastic.

Little Corner of Mine said...

No wonder the color is so green. Love it!

busygran said...

I don't like to use artificial pandan flavouring. It's good that you've found the natural way.
Bet your cake tastes good!

noobcook said...

nothing beat home-made paste! all natural and the fragrance is unbeatable :)

~Rachel Hei~ said...

What a beautiful cake..i love the natural way.
Butter cake is my family's favourite, i'll bookmark the recipe and give it a try soon..^^

bobolooi88 said...

wow...sure will be very nice using homemade pandan paste... will try it next time when i free... ^^

nor64 said...

hai sonia,

thank q for sharing ~homemade pandan paste~ i really like ur pandan cake..mesti cuba ni ..i link ya..tq2..

Chris said...

Mmmm...the cake looks so delicious! Wish I could taste one right now. Guess I gotta make it soon. :-D Unfortunately, even knowing we can make our own pandan paste, we don't have fresh pandan leaves to actually do it. The frozen leaves are not fragrant at all...looks like we'll have to stick to bottled pandan paste for now.

Swee San said...

looks yummy.. eat with.. kaya ?? hehehe

Cheah said...

Gosh, what a lovely natural green! Just one question, why do you need to use double action baking powder? Can substitute with 4 tsp normal baking powder?

tigerfish said...

Me too, like the fragrance of pandan! and you have the paste made at home...what could be better!

Angie's Recipes said...

I simple love the colour of the pandan! The butter cake looks great.

Victoria K. said...

I'm incredibly intrigued. I've never ever heard of pandan, but I'm loving the color of this cake and am so curious to see how it would taste!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Sonia, the cake looks so delicious! I tried Aunty Yochana's recipe b4, very good too.

Rachana said...

The colour of the cake is so interesting...

Little Inbox said...

I found that the bottom of the cake is a little bit wet for my previous pandan butter cake. Do you know what's the cause?
There was once I tried to home made pandan paste, but I used it immediately without leaving it concentrated. So, the outcome was not good. Next time, I'll follow Wendy's method.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Thanks for sharing, if not won't know how to go about making pandan paste...

HK Choo said...

The colour of this pandan butter cake is very fresh, beats those artificial ones hands down any time.

苏联妈妈 said...

自然的材料肯定是非常得香~~我也不爱蛋糕里放香精总是觉得它的味道难以接受。

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Love the color of this cake. I can imagine the fragrant scent in your kitchen while the cake was baking.

Suhaina said...

looks so yummy dear.nice colour.

Small Small Baker said...

I like the strong green colour coming out from real pandan. Must smell really good! I must ask permission to cut so many pandan leaves from my mother's plant. Haha!

Cook.Bake.Love said...

The cake looks very moist and it has got perfect shape of green. I bet it must be very fragrant.

It's not easy or rather convenient for me to get fresh pandan leaves so sometimes I got no choice but to rely on pandan paste. Luckily I found a trusted one. Koepoe-Koepoe Aroma Pandan paste is good though I think the colouring is a bit too intense.

Wendy said...

this is absolutely an good idea to make the natural pandan paste, will keep this mind for my next pandan layer cake. Thanks for sharing.

J.O said...

so good...
我也要试做^^

lena said...

sometimes i do keep extracted pandan juice in the fridge and i didnt know that part of it can be used as pandan paste..thanks!

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great love the color

yd said...

The fragrance and taste of pandan must be amazing! Its just making me drool.. Thank you for the recipe.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Sonia, hru doing???

That cake makes me drool nonstop lor!!! ;)

I came online just to inform U about casserole/ramekins in Jusco bandar baru klang and bukit tinggi as well.

Beautiful 3 ramekins, oven safe comes with a stand rack and spoons as well. U might be interested. rm35.90 per set.

Check near glassware section. Cheers!!!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, Thank you so much for your lovely words.

Wendy, next time I must try with coconut milk, Thanks.

hanushi, good question, hahaha! actually the top layer still sitting in my fridge, i still figure out what to do with it, maybe make pau or a chiffon.

Cheah, yes, you can subsitute with normal baking powder, maybe 3tsp is enough.

Little inbox, i'm not sure, there are many causes, maybe you try out my recipe.

Love2cook, Thank you so much informing me this good news, I must quickly go and grap some. Thanks dear.

cherry potato said...

很青的班兰蛋糕,单看照片就闻到班兰香了。

Cheah said...

Thanks, Sonia, will bear that in mind.

CarinE said...

PANDAN RULES!!! Love the color!!!

yen said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe esp how to make own pandan paste. I love the pandan aroma while the cake is baking in the oven. I use the top pandan water to make kuih bakar and it was so fragrant, everyone loves it.

Pamela Poh said...

Hi!

I was wondering if we can add coconut milk? If so, how much should be added and at what stage?

I made this cake today but I felt that 6tbsp was not enough. Will adding more affect its texture? I guess maybe my pandan juice was not concentrated enough :(

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, would very much want to try this recipe. Is 6 Tbsp of pandan paste too much? Will it be bitter? Please advise, thanks.
Felicia

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