Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pandan Kaya Cake - Day 19

This cake used to be so popular at one time. All the cake shops will be selling it. I remember this was one of the very first fancy decorated cakes I learned to make from my baking teacher. It is pandan sponge cake layered with pandan kaya/custard jelly. It has been many years since I last had this cake. So I decided to make this and I layered it with regular butter cake rather than making a sponge cake. I usually make two of the dessert with same amount of ingredients in the jelly moulds but one will usually comes out bigger than the other one. Weird isn't it :)




Ingredients:

A few slices of readymade cake (sponge or butter)
Some dried coconut

Jelly Kaya Layer:

450 ml coconut milk
5 tbsp of Hoen Kwee Flour/green pea flour
2 tsp agar agar powder
80 gram sugar
¼ tsp salt
A few drop pandan paste


1. Line the Jelly Mould with parchment paper. Put all the jelly kaya ingredients into a saucepan and stir till evenly mixed. Cook over medium heat till mixture thickens and smooth.
2. Cut the cake into few round circles using round cookie cutters – from small to big according to the size of the mould.
3. Put a few tablespoon of the custard into the mould. Top it with the smallest round cake, top it with some custard again (give the mould a few taps on the table)


4. Do the same until the layering is complete to the top (end with the custard)
5. Leave aside to cool and set completely in the fridge. Unmold the cake from the mould. Cover the top of the cake with some dried coconut.
6. Serve chilled.


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38 comments:

yummylittlecooks said...

Wah, so beautiful ^^

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

Very pretty! Love the cake layered in the jelly. :))

lena said...

not bad!! you are really working hard with these mould!! way to go!!

My Little Space said...

Whoa, great job, Gert! Thanks for sharing the idea.
Best wishes,
Kristy

Shereen said...

Yes,I still remember this cake was once very popular and quite expensive then to buy.Still selling like hot cakes the last time I was in Msia:)You have done well again, Gert.You are thinking outside the box..great idea with a classic!

ReeseKitchen said...

Another interesting idea! You are getting more creative with the jelly moulds now...:)

Anonymous said...

Looks Very delicious. You should event something very inventive and unique for the last day:) (not that all your other recipes aren`t inventive

Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

This is great. Just can't wait to see what's coming up next!

Lite Home Bake said...

The layers look so pretty!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

OMG, this looks way cool! great idea to do the layering Gert. I can imagine myself eating it like an ice cream cone...starting from the tip! Lol!

K.Nor said...

wahh sangat cantik la gert! nice green colour & nice idea too :)

Chah said...

Hi gert, whoaaa so impressive... U can utilize the mould with no limit.. Never cross in my mind to make pandan layer like this....clap! Clap! Clap!

Geraldine said...

wow.. this sure looks delicious. I didn't get a chance to eat this cake when I was back home.

hanushi said...

Pandan flavoured is my favourite. :) Beautifully layered. :)

izahdaut said...

Mmg kena otak kreatif nak buat kek dlm bentuk begini. Really nice!!!!

Ah Tze said...

lovely layering! Gambattene, Gert!

beeting said...

waw..i like pandan later cake

Anonymous said...

Your pandan cake is pretty. Suitable to serve when having company. Looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

The last comment was mine but my name didn't show. Thanks for making me drooling over your lovely cake.

Zu Murphy

Tze Yin said...

Looks so yummy!! Yet another great creation!

hunny75 said...

mode: very impressed
* wink, wink ... mouth opened... speachles...

Yummy Bakes said...

This cake was very popular at one stage - but its a very nice cake. So beautiful - you have done differently.

Elin said...

Gert...that is another good one from you. Beautiful cake and you are creative. I am sure SRP will be proud of you and how you use the jelly mold to the best advantage. Well done !

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

11 more to go!
go go go!!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

ya, this is a very popular cake..look at your picture, look like the cake fly on the cloud, so cute!

suituapui said...

Lemak or not? I love it if the pandan jelly is very leamk... Yum!

Jun said...

Gert..why u so rajin? hmmm...@ one time, i really love this cake..dah lama x mkn....soooo, u have 11 more to eh to complete 30? hihi...

Linda said...

This is my all time favorite , been trying to do it but can't Find the green pea flour over in Australia. Very creative and looks delicious! Thanks!

ICook4Fun said...

Yummilittlecooks, thank you.

Ann, thank you.

Lena, I am all done. Did the last one yesterday and now I can concentrate on our moving.

Kristy, thank you.

Shereen, thank you. Yea I too like this cake a lot too.

Reese, thank you.

Anon, I am having brain death now so can't think much :)

Eileen, stay tune :)

Lite Home Bakes, thank you.

Bee Bee, yes this cake is really good when eaten cold.

K.Nor, thank you.

Chah, thank you thank you :)

Geraldine, make some yourself so you don't have to wait until you go back to Malaysia to eat this :)

Hanushi, thanks you.

ICook4Fun said...

Izahdaut, thank you for your support :)

Ah Tze, Beeting, thank you.

Zue, thank you. Blogspots nowadays memang ada a lot of problems.

Tze Yin, thank you :)

Hunny, *wink* back :)

Yummy Bakes, yes especially in the early 90's.

Elin, I sure hope so :)

Wendy, yeah, did the last one yesterday. Can polish the moulds and keep it away and concentrate on our moving :)

Sonia, you are the only one that notice that :)

Suituapui, lemak! Pakai santan mah :)

Jun, yeap 10 more to go :)

Linda, you can't get green pea flour. Next time you go back Malaysia make sure you stock it up. We can get it here :)

in my kitchen | in my studio said...

Oh my goodness, what an amazing innovative idea! How do you come up with these ideas Gert?

Love, Iva

Home Cooking said...

amazing cake gert ^_^

Anonymous said...

You don't seem to be running out of ideas for the moulds yet. Another interesting cake that looks delicious. Simon

Sarah O. said...

That green is just too pretty!

Leep0ng said...

I just ... am in love with your blog now.

I've always wanted to try pandan cakes and such but never got the chance to try.

Once I go back home I will definitely use your blog for reference when I bake with my siblings!

ninazsyafinaz said...

almost beautiful layering.Nice work gert

Sharn said...

Wow! What a lot of work!
sharn.subs@gmail.com

Caca said...

I truly enjoy viewing your baking and cooking presentation in corn shape. Your are creative.