May 14, 2008

Seductive Pandan Cake

I called this cake a seductive pandan as I felt so.

Pandan is a green leaf which has a special fragrant.In Indonesia, its very easy to find, and always become a part of Indonesia culinary.
Here in Panama,I never find pandan leaves.Back from my trip last February, I brought 1 bottle of pandan essence. Its great to have it so I can eat this cake.

Dont see how messy I put the vla,but imagine only the taste.I forgot to gave the pandan essence inside the instant vanilla as the recipe mentioned. But for me with this vanilla colour also looks nice.

I tried to make a perfect layers as I felt so difficult.
Any ideas how to make a perfect layers? I tried to use the cake cutter from Wilton but still for me its not helping.

And for the instant vanilla pudding, I use this brand. First time I bought this from the Kosher supermarket.I cant resist not to buy while seeing this package,looks so tempting.Its made in Israel, now I have another favourite things from this supermarket.

Got the recipe yesterday,baked this morning, afternoon decorated, and just 15 minutes ago I had finished 2 slices of this cake. I decorated with chocolate powder mix with icing sugar,put one strawberry in the middle and serve my cake with another strawberry on top.


Source - Fatmah Bahalwan

For cake
6 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
200 gr sugar
1 tsp cake emulsifier(I didnt use it)
200 gr flour
100 gr melter butter
1 tbsp pandan essence

For layers / vla

1 box instant vanilla pudding
1 tbsp pandan essence

Beat eggs, cake emulsifier,and sugar until thick.
Add flour, mix well and add butter & pandan essence. Mix in to the other way till well combined.
Pour to 3 baking mold diameter 20cm, height 4 cm. Baked.

For vla/instant pudding :

Follow the instruction from the box,and add the pandan essence. Spoon in to the piping bag ( I didnt use it, just spread directly to cake after my instant vanilla ready)

Put one cake, spread the vanilla instant,and put other cake on top and spread again and put the last layer.

Decorate as u want.


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

It looks so pretty! One day I would love to try something with pandan. I would love to know what it tastes like!

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Simplicity said...

hi jen,gracias.

Cherie said...

Hmmm... I love Wilton's cake leveler for cutting layers... do you "saw" back and forth through the cake? That's they way I do it... I hold the handle on top w/ one hand and the cake board w/ the other hand and saw back and forth to get through the cake... I also use it to level my cakes... I just started decorating cakes and just finished the Wilton 1 course. It was tons of fun! Do you have those courses available to take? (The leveler has worked great for me, but I also saw it demonstrated in the class... so that may have helped....)

Here's a link to my blog... you can see pics of a couple of the cakes I've done using the leveler... Hope this helps!


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