Gula Melaka Sponge II


6 large egg yolks
70g corn oil
60g gula melaka syrup (boil a piece of gula melaka with some water and measure out 60g)
40 g coconut milk
95g self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt

6 egg whites
45g sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar



1. Line the bottom an 8″ round pan. Grease the sides for easier unmoulding. Preheat oven to 160C.
2. Sift flour and salt together.
3. Beat egg yolks, oil, salt, gula syrup and coconut milk together until combined.
4. Stir in the flour until smooth. Set aside.
5. Beat egg whites until frothy before adding cream of tartar. Continue beating while gradually adding the sugar. Beat till firm peaks but not stiff.
6. Mix 1/3 of meringue with yolk batter with a hand whisk. Add another 1/3 portion and fold gently with the whisk. Then pour in balance of meringue. Fold gently using a spatula until no more streaks of meringue can be seen.
7. Pour batter into prepared pan and tap pan lightly to remove air bubbles.
8. Bake with a water bath at 160C for 80-90 minutes or until cooked. (Time and temperature is indicative only)
9. Remove from oven, wait until cake has pulled away from the sides before inverting on to a smooth non stick pan. Remove paper lining and re-invert on to a rack.
10. Place cake in the oven (do not turn it on) to dry, using the remaining heat, if the cake is still damp.




  1. You are really the Queen of Sponge Cakes! ALL of your sponge cakes are to die for. So perfect!


  2. Wendy Yap said

    Why is the name Pandan Gula Melaka? Don’t seem to have pandan.


    • jeannietay said

      You are right, I forgot to amend to title…however you can add pandan juice by blending the coconut milk with some pandan leaves and squeeze out the juice.


  3. Anna said

    Can I use melted butter instead of corn oil? 🙂


  4. Nick said

    They look perfect!

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  5. Penny said

    How much is 1 piece of Gula Melaka?


  6. shane said

    Can I use coconut cream instead of cocnut milk? will it work?


    • jeannietay said

      Yes of course, although you might need to add a bit if water to dilute it.


  7. Selvia wang said

    hi, can i substitute the self rising flour with soft flour or A-P flour? thank you ❤️


    • jeannietay said

      Yes you can. You may add 1 tsp of baking powder or omit it .

      Liked by 1 person

      • Selvia wang said

        thank you so much for your responsed


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