Pandan Butter Cake 班兰牛油蛋糕
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 250g unsalted butter (use President or Lurpak brand, if possible)
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 150g +50g castor sugar
  • 60ml milk
  • 4 eggs (separate the egg yolks from the egg whites)
  • few drops pandan paste
  • ½ tsp pandan essence
  1. Combine the unsalted butter and 150g of castor sugar in the bowl of a standing mixer and beat till light and fluffy (till the stage where the butter turns pale white in color).
  2. In another mixing bowl, combine the egg whites and with a hand mixer, beat till the egg whites are full of bubbles.
  3. Add in 50g of castor sugar to the egg whites at this point in time and continue beating.
  4. The egg whites batter is ready when it is beaten till stiff peaks (it does not fall off the beater when lifted up). Set aside.
  5. Back to the egg yolks batter, add in the 4 egg yolks one by one. Beat well after each addition till the egg yolks cannot be seen.
  6. Add ⅓ of the self raising flour to the egg yolks batter and beat on low speed till well combined.
  7. Add in half of the milk and beat to combine. Continue with the next ⅓ of the flour, followed by the balance milk and ending with the balance flour.
  8. Using a spatula, scrap down the sides of the mixing bowl of the egg yolks batter.
  9. Remove ⅓ of the egg yolks batter and mix in the green pandan paste and pandan essence. Gently fold ⅓ of the egg white batter to it as well.
  10. Use the remaining egg whites batter and add to the egg yolk batter. Gently fold in the egg whites to the egg yolks batter till all the egg whites cannot be seen.
  11. Pour the batter into a bottom lined and well greased 8 inch round baking tin and level the top.
  12. Scope the pandan batter from Step 9 on top of the original batter.
  13. Level the top of the pandan batter.
  14. Place the baking tin in a pre-heated oven at 170 degrees C on the ⅓ rack counting from the bottom of the oven for approximately 25 minutes. Lower the temperature to 150 degrees for the next 20 minutes till cake is cooked or skewer inserted comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 30 minutes before removing it from the tin.
Do not be alarm when the surface of the cake has abit of slightly wet batter when a skewer is inserted. As long as right to the bottom of the skewer comes out clean, the cake is ready. The slight wet batter on the surface will dry up after the cake is removed from the oven and allowed to cool in the tin.)
Recipe by Eat What Tonight at