Pandan sponge cake with coconut paste

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Pandan juice using fresh leaves from garden

Pandan juice using fresh leaves from garden

This is the coconut paste I used. Son brought back so used it. Very fragrant!

This is the coconut paste I used. Son brought back so used it. Very fragrant!

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Really soft and delicious!

Really soft and delicious!

Pandan Sponge cake – using coconut paste instead of oil

Ingredients:-

6 eggs yolks – I used grade B eggs which is about 60g
50g coconut paste
90g plain flour
Pinch of salt
50g pandan juice
50g milk

6 eggs whites
100g sugar

Line the base of an 7″ square pan. Do not grease the sides.

Method:

1. Put coconut paste in a mixing bowl and add in egg yolks, salt, pandan juice and milk. Stir to combine. Then add in the flour, mix until smooth then set aside.
2. Beat the egg whites until foamy then gradually add sugar to beat until firm peaks form.
3. Add 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk batter and using the hand whisk to mix until combined. Add the next 1/3 portion and whisk again. Finally, add the last portion, whisk briefly before switching to spatula to scoop the batter from bottom and fold up on to the batter to make sure all are combined and no more yolk batter can be seen.
4. Pour into prepared pan and bake in water bath at 150C for 80 minutes or until the cake bounces back when you lightly press the top.
5. Remove from oven and unmould when the cake pulls away from the side. Allow to cool completely before slicing. Keep lett overs in air tight container, in the fridge.

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This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up (Oct 2015 : Coconut) hosted by Jess, Bakericious, organised by Zoe, Bake for Happy Kids by Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY

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15 Comments »

  1. Olga said

    Hi! Mind to where do you purchase the coconut paste? Thanks in advance.

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  2. Karen Yap said

    Hi Jeannie,
    I’ve seen coconut powder, coconut cream, coconut oil but I’ve not come across coconut paste … shall check it out again. Yeah it looks so soft and delicious !

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    • jeannietay said

      Hi Karen, I was told by the manufacturer that Tesco carries this product so you might want to start there!

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  3. looks good, must go hunt for the coconut paste.

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  4. Vivien said

    Hi, Thanks for sharing your LOVELY receipe. Does the egg yoke mixture need to be whisked till the yolks turn light yellow?

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    • jeannietay said

      Hi! No, you just need to use a hand whisk to blend until smooth.

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  5. Lesley said

    Hi, can I substitute panda Essenes or extract for the pandan juice ?

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    • jeannietay said

      Of course you can, just omit the extract and use the milk/santan to blend with the pandan and measure out the required amount. Alternatively, use half juice and half santan/milk/water.

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  6. Lynn said

    Instead of coconut paste can I use coconut cream? Thks

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  7. Lynn said

    Still got one more question. Can I use cake flour instead of plain flour? Thks

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  8. Marilyn said

    Hi Jean,

    How do you make that Heart shape on top of your cake? Its Lovely!!

    Cheers,
    Marilyn

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    • jeannietay said

      Drop dots of coloured batter and use a toothpick to slice through from the top of the dot right through to the bottom and drag a bit into a nice curve.

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