Friday, July 13, 2012

Strawberry and Pandan Chiffon Cake


I’ve been craving for chiffon cake for some time now and finally made one the other day. I wanted to try out the strawberry powder I purchased online on this cake. Since I like pandan flavor too so I combined them together. I think the strawberry powder flavor overpower the pandan flavor a little bit. Nevertheless, it turns out pretty good. I like the look of this cake. It makes me happy ;)



Ingredients A:

3/4 cup sugar
6 large egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Ingredient B :

1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
6 large egg yolks
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
½ tsp pandan paste
1 tbsp strawberry powder
1 few drops pink coloring


1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F. Get ready a 9” tube pan. Do not grease the pan. Sieve flour, baking powder and salt together. Set it aside
2. In a mixing bowl, mix egg yolks and sugar until light and creamy. Add in vegetable oil and milk. Mix well. Fold in the flour mixture and mix well. Divide this mixture into 2. One portion mix in the strawberry powder and a few drop of pink coloring. The other portions mix in the pandan paste. Mix well.
3. Whisk ingredients A in an electric mixer until light and stiff. Divide the egg white mixture equally into 2. Fold one portion gently into the strawberry batter and the other half into the pandan batter.
4. Pour half of the strawberry batter into the tube pan, spread it evenly, and pour half of the pandan batter on top of the strawberry batter, follows by strawberry batter, and then the pandan batter.
5. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cake is well browned and skewer comes out clean when tested. Remove cake from oven, invert the baking pan immediately. Leave it to cool completely.
6. To remove the cake, run a long sharp knife to the side and bottom of the baking pan. Cut and serve.


Note: If you don’t have strawberry powder just adds 1/2 tsp of strawberry essence.

24 comments:

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Oh this cake is beautiful, I also feel happy when looking at it!

Pureglutton said...

This is so pretty! How do you make the layers to be wavy?

elaine chan said...

Good morning,
This looks so pretty - can I use strawberry puree instead? Thank you.

Phong Hong said...

What a pretty cake!

Shereen said...

Lovely cake texture and soothing colours.. Nice!!!How did you manage to make the layers to be so evenly wavy?I think mine will be marbly instead.. Lol!

travellingfoodies said...

wow! I love the colours on this chiffon! the batters need to be very stable for it to work i guess!

Jeannie Tay said...

Wow! this chiffon cake of yours looks really beautiful! I love the waves designs in the crumbs!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

your marble chiffon cake is really pretty!! it's also look soft and moist..maybe I should bake a chiffon cake too since summer fruits is ample now..

Yat Maria said...

Gert

Fantastic chiffon la..if only I can get hold of that strawberry powder...mayb strawberry paste will do?

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

Fabulous Creation!
Loving the wavy lines! I am now dreaming of lots of delicious flavours that would be nice combined!

Linda said...

Your chiffon is so colorful and beautiful! I love the colour! :D I try making chiffon 10 times, failed! I reckon should be the process of beating egg white, can't get it right. Anyway, thanks for your recipe...brave enough, would try someday.

Anonymous said...

Gert

Pretty Cake, nice combination. What strawberry powder are you using?

Yen

Honey Bee Sweets said...

What a cheerful color combination. :)) maybe can make for xmas next time. ;))

mycookinghut said...

Lovely colour combo! Haven't had chiffon cake for a long time, now it's time to bake. ;)

茵茵 said...

I love the colour combination, so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gertrude
I still remembered the pandan chiffon cake we made at your home. It was so so goooooood!!
josephine

My Little Space said...

How I wish I have more time for my baking. I've been extremely busy lately. Your chiffon looks marvelous.
Kristy

gertrude said...

Jess, thank you.

Pureglutton, thank you. I just layered it on top of each other and it will do its work during baking.

Elaine, Good morning to you too. If you use strawberry puree you need to reduce the milk amount as you know strawberries have a lot of juice and the batter might be too wet.

Phong Hong, thanks.

Shereen, remember the rainbow chiffon we made. It did layered nicely and this one is the same :)

Alan, thank you. Yea the batter of this recipe is pretty stable.

Jeannie, thank you.

Lesley, yea I like making chiffon cake :)

gertrude said...

Yat Maria, thank you. Yes you can always use straberry paste.

Plumleaf, thank you. I hope you try it out one day.

Linda, thank you. How are you doing. Haven't see you here for a long time. Try making it again as it will get better. Never mind when I go to Australia I will visit you and I will show you how to make it :)

Yen, I used pure strawberry powder. You can get it from the health food stores or online. A lot of people add it into their protein shake.

Bee bee, How are you? I just visited the Great Mall at Milpitas yesterday. Your house is near there?

Leemei, yes is time to make some :)

茵茵 , thank you.

Josephine, yes same recipe but different flavors :)

Kristy, thank you.

Christine said...

Your chiffon cake looks so lovely! I love the pink and green colours here.

lyly said...

Gert, your cake looks soft and delicious. I love the color !!!

Susan low said...

I tried your pandan and strawberry chiffon and it was very good. It was my first attempt baking a chiffon. Next I baked the mandarin orange chiffon and it was just as good. I went on to bake a matcha green tea chiffon using the strawberry pandan recipe but omitted the two flavourings and added the green tea powder. Again just as yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipes .

ICook4Fun said...

Christine, thank you.

Lyly, thank you.

Susan, thanks for trying out the chiffons and glad that it turns out well. Once you have the basic of baking chiffon you can change the flavors to anything you like :)

Hui Hoon said...

hi! nice cake you have there. however i don;t really like strawberry flavour cake. thinking of changing the recipe to use only pandan. may i know the 9" tube pan, is it 23cm or 22cm pan? besides, may i know the cup that you are using, is equivalent to how many gram or ml? thx!