Friday, December 16, 2016

Ondeh Ondeh Swiss Roll Christmas Log Cake 班兰椰香蛋糕卷

My friends said this cake is seriously good, and requested me to take order. I told them i have no time to make, let me share the recipe here then they can try out. But they still want me to make, Lolz ^_^ The fresh grated coconut decorated on this swiss roll, look like snow on a Christmas log cake, nice!

Ondeh Ondeh Swiss Roll Christmas Log Cake班兰椰香蛋糕卷
*35.5cm x 28cm rectangular pan

For coconut filling
140g fresh grated coconut
60g palm sugar or gula Melaka
A pinch of salt
3 blades pandan leaves, knotted
3 tbsp water
1tbsp Molasses
For coconut frosting
100g fresh grated coconut
A pinch of salt

For Pandan Sponge Cake
4 egg yolks (A or large)
50g vegetable oil (I use sunflower seeds oil)
60g pandan juices (blend 10 blade of pandan leaves with water)
20g caster sugar
85g cake flour

4 egg white (A or large)
1/4tsp cream of tartar
60g caster sugar

For whipped cream
150g dairy UHT whipping cream, beat over a bowl of iced water till peak formed

For coconut filling
  1. Add all ingredients except Molasses in a non stick frying pan. Fry till mixture is well combined and gula Melaka is dissolved.
  2. Add in Molasses to darken the coconut filling and fry till dry. Scoop out and set aside to cool.

For coconut frosting
  1. Steam grated coconut and salt for 5mins. Set aside to cool

For pandan sponge cake
  1. Lightly whisk egg yolk with sugar. Add in vegetable oil, stir to combine.
  2. Add in pandan juices, combine well. Fold in cake flour, mix well, set aside.
  3. Add cream of tartar with egg white, beat till foamy.
  4. Gradually add in sugar, beat till stiff peaks.
  5. Take 1/3 portion of meringue and use hand whisk to mix with egg yolk mixture till light.
  6. Fold the balance of meringue into egg yolk mixture, combine well.
  7. Pour batter into the pan that line with parchment paper.
  8. Bake at 160C for 25mins. Remove from oven, immediately pull sponge cake on a wire rack to cool down.

To assemble Swiss roll
1. When the sponge cake still warm, place a piece of clean baking/parchment paper on the sponge cake and invert the sponge.
2. Slowly peel off the attached baking/parchment paper from the cake.
3. Place a piece of baking/parchment paper over the sponge. Invert the sponge again.
4. Slice out a small piece of sponge on a 45-degree angle at one end (at longer size 35.5cm ), so the end of sponge will neatly attached to the sponge at the end of rolling.
5. Make few slits on the whole cake. Spread whipped cream on the sponge cake, then spoon coconut filling on top and spread the whole sponge cake.
6. With the longer side/breadth facing you, roll the cake up tightly to form a swiss roll. Wrap with paper and chill in the fridge to allow the swiss roll to set.
7. Frost the swiss roll with whipped cream. Sprinkle steamed grated coconut on the cake. Store in the fridge before serving.

Recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover


  1. Wah nice leh! This is localized Christmas log. I sure cannot stop eating :)

  2. Hi Sonia, can I omit the molasses and will the taste be compromised ?


  3. Teng, yes you can omit the molasses, the color will less dark , ya forgot to mention need to add 3tbsp water when cook the filling.

  4. Hi Sonia, one more question, is the filling enough to fill a 7"round cake, 2 layers ?


    1. Thanks for the reply. Will try it out soon.


  5. Thank you for the recipe! can't wait to try it out!

  6. Replies
    1. Thanks for the reply. Will try it out soon.


  7. Very nice swirl of swiss roll. I wish I can swirl it nicely not break here and there...

  8. this looks divine your an awesome baker

  9. Wah nice leh! This is localized Christmas log. I sure cannot stop eating :)

  10. Hi Sonia,

    Can u advise if i can make this cake one day before serving and how many days can it be kept in the fridge?



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