I've always loved to eat Pandan chiffon cake since I was little, so fluffy, so light, so airy. In other words, you don't really feel guilty eating a couple of slices haha... Before venturing into baking this chiffon cake, I've always thought it as a daunting task. Searching for recipes is one thing, but actually baking the cake is another ball game altogether!
After baking a few chiffon cakes, I've found chiffon cakes to be the most challenging bakes of all time. You have to be so gentle when making this cake, the beating of the egg whites till stiff peaks, folding the whites into the yolks mixture, taking care not to burst the bubbles you have worked so hard in beating. Whites cannot be overbeaten, the whisks and bowl that you whisk has to be clean and grease free, otherwise you will never achieve stiff peaks.
I've had my fair share of disasters in making chiffon cakes, but this one turned out perfect. James loves to eat this too, so normally when I buy a packet of coconut milk, I can make it on 2 occasions.
Pandan Chiffon Cake recipe (18cm)
Batter A :
3 egg yolks
40 gm castor sugar
75 gm self raising flour, sifted
1 tbsp olive oil
100 ml coconut milk
1 tsp pandan paste
Batter B :
3 egg whites
40 gm sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1. Whisk egg yolks with sugar till creamy. Then add in olive oil, coconut milk and pandan paste. Mixed well and fold in the flour. Set aside.
2. Whisk egg white with sugar and cream of tartar till stiff.
3. Fold in egg yolks batter into the egg whites batter. Mixed well and pour into a chiffon cake pan. ( I used a 18 cm pan )
4. Bake at 180 DC for 40 minutes. Invert the cake pan over a cooling rack and let it cool completely. Once cooled use a sharp knife to separate the chiffon cake from the cake pan.