Pandan chiffon cake - yet again

An eyesore lol... first pic was taken at 6:40pm right after the rain stopped.. the second pic was taken at 7pm.. blahhh... pls excuse my bad pic.. i shud hv snapped it earlier but i was too busy baking the base cake for moms anniversary cake and also for Sonia's bday cake... i hv so many ideas on the design of their cake but when Sonia came to me and told me that she wanted a Wall-E character on her cake.. i was like.. errr... so there goes my ivory white... pinkish or purplish colour for her cake lol.. i think i wud probably end up doing a simple cake for both... afterall simplicity is my middle name hahaha

Anyway.. yesterday we went to the interview for Parent Volunteer at one of the local schools.. hubs felt it would be good to give some volunteering time and at the same time benefit by having a better chance to send Sonia to that school... But right from the beginning we both felt like leaving.. A) An "interview" to be a parent volunteer... geez must they make such a big hoo haa out of it... B) when we were waiting for our turn the staff said: "once you are done, please don't 'loiter' around the 'school yard' or exchange interview questions with other parents"... hellooooo?!?! who do you think we are?? some 8 year old kid?! Anyway, we got through our interview, hubs was his usual sarcastic self - so much so that we think our chances now are ZERO... but lets see...

Enough said... this cake was baked simply bec i was craving for one.. i was in a hurry.. i knew that my parents would be coming to look after Sonia so what quicker way than to whip up pandan chiffon... hmmm maybe i shud bake one or two chiffon cake for this wkend.. my grandma wud love that hehe

6 egg yolks
100g caster sugar
115ml corn oil
140ml coconut milk
200g cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp pandan juice - i used 4tbsp hehe
2 tsp pandan essence - i used 1/2 tsp pandan paste
1 tsp vanilla essence

9 egg whites
100g caster sugar
1 tsp cream of tartar

Preheat the oven to 170C.

Sift cake flour and baking powder, mix evenly. Set aside.

Beat egg yolks and sugar until light and lemon-coloured. Add in the oil, coconut cream, pandan juice, pandan essence, vanilla essence and salt. Sift flour and baking powder over the mixture. Mix well until smooth.

Beat egg whites with wire whisk attachment until slightly foamy. Add cream of tartar, and beat until soft peaks. Add in sugar tablespoon by tablespoon and beat until stiff peaks form and mixture does not slide out of mixing bowl when upturned.

Add in 1/3 of the beaten egg whites into the egg yolk mixture and mix gently with whisk, to 'lighten' the mixture. Using a spatula, fold in the rest of the beaten egg whites into egg yolk mixture, gently, to prevent batter from deflating. Do not overfold.

Pour batter into 25cm ungreased tube pan. Run a spatula through the batter to eliminate large bubbles in the batter.

Bake at 170C in preheated oven, for about 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean (or with few dry crumbs adhering)

Remove cake from oven, prop it up on a bottle to cool, upside-down so as to prevent the cake from sinking.

Once cool, remove from tube pan by sliding a knife along the sides, and bottom.

To serve, cut with a serrated knife (so as not to flatten the cake).

Source: A spoonful of sugah.. original recipe n tips fm here


Nisa-mom said...

I didn't see anything wrong with this pictures, your pictures always look beautiful as always Rima :)
*Let see, wishing you all the best with Sonia School Project.. always make headache to get the best thing for kiddos.. but at the end always worth it :)

mimie said...

salah satu cake favorit saia kak rima...
dan love the pic.... ^_^

Ribbon and Circus said...

Hi Kak Rima..sudah lama x singgah dan komen he he wabak IG melanda.. komen di IG sudah ha ha

Gebu-looking u make me craving for one.. he he

CT Delima said...

As'salam Rima

so sorry, happy beleted b'day Sonia sayanggg! moga menjadi anak yang baik dan sentiasa anggun mcm ibunya lol

okey dear pic dah cun habis sehhh, cuma frust tak dapat rasa chiffon kek tu hehehe

Sykin said...

Salam Rima. I'm Sykin. Hope you are fine. Boleh dikatakan semua chiffon kek you i dah buat. I belajar buat chiffon nie pun daripada you jugak heh heh.. terima kasih banyak2.

My question is.. how to make the bottom of chiffon cake so beautiful like yours? Mine is always 'cacat' while remove from tube pan especially the bottom
of the cake :(

Rima said...

Nisa... So true.. Anything for our kiddies eye

Mimie.. Ours too.. Ty.. I still think with better lighting.. Pic will turn out better

RC.. Ah ah sehhh.. Dah lama tak Nampak our regulars.. Wabak IG.. FB... But kan tak per.. Important we are still in touch with one another... See u in IG hahaha

W'salam KCT.. Eh eh why sorry... Ty for the wish.. Mama dia dah kureng sikitttt hahaha

Hi Shikin.. I used to hv that problem until I found a video on you tube on how to release chiffon cake fm pan successfully.. Try n look for it ok.. U hv to know the right technique to get that clean look

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..