Pandan Gula Melaka Sponge Cake


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6 egg yolk
salt ~ 1/4 tsp
corn oil ~ 60g
pandan juice – 20g
liquid palm sugar ~ 50g
coconut milk (santan) – 20g
superfine flour ~ 90g
6 egg white
castor sugar ~ 80g
lemon juice ~ 1 tsp or 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
utensil : 7″square pan or 8″ round pan – use the normal pan and line the bottom for water bath method to prevent water from sipping in
Instructions for yolk batter:
1. Whisk the egg yolks, salt, corn oil, palm sugar, pandan juice and coconut milk until creamy.
2. Sift in flour, then mix it until well combined. Set aside.
Instructions for egg whites and baking:
1. Beat egg white + lemon juice + castor sugar until firm peaks form.
2. Mix into egg yolk batter, 1/3 portion of the meringue at a time , first use a hand whisk to mix gently and at the end, switch to spatula to lift batter from bottom to fold up. Keep doing this until a nice smooth batter is obtained.
3. Pour the mixture into prepared pan, shaking gently from side to side to even out the top.
4. Put pan into a larger pan and filled up with hot water (about 1/3 of the batter pan). Bake with preheated oven at 160’C for 30 min then turn down to 150’C for 30 min. Temperature is indicative only.
5. Once baked, remove from the pan immediately, inverted on a rack and let it cool.
Personal note: Smeg oven temperature ~ 160C for 80-85 minutes.


Yum…taste like kaya:D

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On the left is ogura method, the right is all eggs separation method. Which one do you prefer?




  1. Lrong said

    Oh dear, pandan… gula melaka… ogura… love them all… gulp…. 🙂

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  2. Moon said

    Hi Jeannie, may I know what is liquid palm sugar (can show photo of it please) and where you get it from ? Thanks.


    • jeannietay said

      Hi Moon, I made my own by boiling the palm sugar with some water until diluted. Doesn’t matter how much water, as long as you can get it diluted, it’s fine.


  3. HweeLi said

    Hi! Comparing this and the pandan Ogura recipe, I noticed you added the liquid gula melaka without adjusting the caster sugar quantity. Is this gula melaka version therefore much sweeter?


    • jeannietay said

      Not much sweeter, the liquid gula that I used is quite light. You can reduce the sugar if you wish.


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