It was my mum's birthday earlier this month. I always find it hard to buy presents because I don't know what she wants.. and usually she doesn't like the things we buy xD and gives it back to us. So I thought the best thing would be to bake a cake =) Priceless right? haha I saw this recipe on Sweet Samsations blog (Really liking her blog atm!!) and the cake looked SOOO COOL!! so had to make it!!
I love the zebra stripe effect of the pandan and chocolate :) and this time I used REAL pandan leaves so the flavour was more pronounced ^^" The only thing was I didn't have a smaller round chiffon cake tin so the height wasn't there.
Pandan Chocolate Zebra Chiffon cake
Recipe adapted from Sweet Samsations
1/4 cup castor sugar
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup pandan juice (10 pandan leaves blended withabout 6 tablespoons of water)1 tsp pandan essence (i only used one)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
pinch of salt
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
5 egg whites
1/2 cup castor sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1. Beat egg yolks and sugar in until pale in colour and sugar has been completely dissolved.
|whisking egg yolks and sugar|
|Pandan leaves soaking...they were thawing after being in the freezer ><|
3. Sift in plain flour and baking powder, fold until combined.
|Green pandan-ness ^^|
5. Continue to beat and gradually add the remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
|Egg whites whisking away.. thanks Kenwood ^^|
|Fold egg white meringue into pandan mix|
|the chocolate part =p|
|Green and brown mix~|
10. Invert the cake immediately once taken out from the oven. Cool completely before removing from mould.
I think the pandan flavour was stronger the next day! But really love this cake :)