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Vanilla Pandan Mango Swiss Cake / Swiss Roll

Pandan cake (or anything to do with pandan) has always been my favourite at the Asian Markets. This cake is light, fluffy and flavoured with pandan juice. The light green colour is from the chlorophyll in the leaf juice. The cake is originally from Malaysia but you can find it anywhere in your local Asian markets nowadays. A slice of cake would usually cost around $2 and would be nice warm and fresh delivered on Saturday mornings. I have always wanted to try to bake pandan cake and today was the day :).

I used a basic sponge cake recipe from CHOW TIMES and followed their techniques in baking a swiss roll. I made 2 roll cake bases to make a layered swiss roll instead the actual cake. I just left one base as vanilla and added pandan flavour to the second base. I then added whipped cream, mango and toasted almonds in between. I had a hard time rolling it up because it was so fat. The bases didn't turn out thick because I used a bigger tray :(. I really should invest in smaller trays. At the end it tasted really good! Nice and fluffy, moist and not too sweet which is the way I like it!




This is my first attempt. I so didn't want to post it up cause it was a "fail" lol but hey when I rolled it there were no cracks! So I must be doing something right here.

So how many of you made pandan cakes???? Did it turn out right the first time??? I am sure all of you have since it's a pretty popular google search keyword :).

Have a good Friday! I am off out to dinner :D

14 comments:

  1. You r really on a roll with your sweets! looks very pretty!

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  2. It doesn't look like a fail to me! It looks scrumptious! And very pretty!

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  3. I've never made a cake like this. I think its so pretty and cheerful looking. I'd love to try it.

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  4. @ 3 hungry tummies: yes i think the majority of the stuff i make are sweet stuff. i do have a sweet tooth lol. i really suck at baking though lols

    @cinnamon girl reeni: i thought it was fail cause the sponge wasnt airy enough. maybe i folded the mixture too much..:P

    @heavenly housewife: thanks!

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  5. Pandan and mango. Mmmm!

    I've added you to my VNese bloggers list. Welcome! Thanks for putting up the button too.

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  6. @wandering chopsticks: thank you :D

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  7. That looks fabulous and delicious. Well done! I have not tried a pandan cake yet. Hope to try soon.

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  8. un seul mot magnifique, bravo
    bonne journée

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  9. wow that looks good I've never even heard of pandan before! I really want to eat it!

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  10. @ Aux delices des gourmets: bonjour!! i thought it looked a bit ugly hehe. thanks for saying its beautiful :). you have a good day too :)

    @ sweet-korma: yeah it has a distinct smell. you should try it one day :)

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  11. congratuilations
    your "roulé " is very successful and makes me very hungry
    Cheers from Paris where it snows ! Pierre

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  12. Oh these look gorgeous , I love pandan too ! Thanks for sharing

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  13. This look so delicious. I will have to try and make this. And even with all those mango slices, you can still roll it without breaking. Nice!

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  14. I love swiss rolls. I used to buy them ALL the time when I lived in japan, and even now I'll get them when I go to asian markets. Thanks for sharing where you get the info (also your post on petit chef, for the vanilla one).

    I think this looks great, I have to agree with what others have said about it looking artistic. :)

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