Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Coco Pandan Cake

A very yummy cake, especially if you love coconut and pandan
I baked this cake last week for my wedding anniversary on the 29th May
Oh yes, I have been married for 9 years :)
Well, it's just an ordinary pandan butter cake, no decoration, nothing
But I did it on purpose. DH never likes to taste buttercream or any other thing used to decorate a cake. If there is, he will scrape it away
So, no point decorating it LOL

Pandan cake is one of his favourite, hence I decided on this cake
But unfortunately he didn't quite enjoy the cake, apparently he didn't fancy the crunch from the coconut in the cake
Well, in a marriage, we keep learning new things about our partner. Can you imagine, I only realize that he doesn't like cake with coconut only after I'm married to him for 9 years? LOL In fact I was quite surprised cos he always enjoys any snack I make using coconut. Apparently it's a different story when putting it in a cake hehehe...

Ian is a pandan cake lover too, but gave same response as his daddy
After a few bites, he said, I can feel pandan leaves in it
I said, Ian, I never put pandan leaves in the cake
He said, oh, well, I can taste something
I said, it must be the coconut
Then he said, oh I don't like coconut in a cake. He gave the remaining cake to me and walked away >.<

To look at the bright side, I do love this cake, so are my parents :)
So this cake was easily gone the next day :P

I saw this cake for the first time in Peng's Kitchen
Recipe is from WendyinKK

What you need:

200g self raising flour, sifted
100g fresh grated coconut (I used 125g)
75ml concentrated pandan juice (I used fresh milk)
75ml evaporated milk
1/2 tsp pandan paste (I used Koepoe Koepoe brand)
125g butter
100g sugar (I used 75g)
2 egg yolks

2 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
50g sugar

  1. Preheat oven at 180degC Line two 20x10 cm loaf pan
  2. Beat (B) until stiff enough to defy gravity when overturned, but still has droopy peaks. Set aside
  3. With the same beaters, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Put in egg yolks one at a time, beating well and scrape the bowl after each addition
  4. Mix both milk together and add in pandan paste, stir well
  5. Sift in flour and fold into butter mixture, alternate with milk mixture
  6. Put in grated coconut and mix well
  7. Put 1/3 of beaten egg whites into batter and fold
  8. Fold in the remaining egg whites gently
  9. Pour batter evenly onto prepared pans and bake for 40 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean

Yum yum... I love this cake :)



  1. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! I like coconut in cakes, one of my favourite! So I would happily eat a few slices!

  2. Alice, Happy Belated Anniversary! Your pandan coconut cake looks lovely and I think having grated fresh coconut makes the cake even more fragrant and tasty. Too bad the two men in your home don't like it :)

  3. HI, Alice, happy 9th wedding anniversary! I think coconut & pandan are perfect match to each other & hope that you & your hubby have many many more happy marriage life together! Like the colour of the pandan!

  4. I love this recipe, I must try it out one day. Thanks for sharing it.



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