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Pandan Chiffon Cake



16 slice(s)

Mixture A (yolk mixture)

  • 120 grams coconut milk
  • 60 grams water
  • 50 gram pandan leaves, OR 1 tsp pandan essence
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 240 grams plain flour
  • 15 grams baking powder
  • 2 grams fine sea salt
  • 140 grams egg yolks
  • 110 grams vegetable oil

Mixture B (meringue mix)

  • 50 grams caster sugar
  • 300 grams egg whites
  • 4 grams cream of tartar
  • 6
    1h 5min
    Preparation 10min
  • 7
  • 8
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

    Mixture A (yolk mixture)
  1. Preheat oven to 150°C fan forced.
  2. Prepare the 180g pandan coconut mixture

    a. Using pandan Juice: Place 120g coconut milk and 60g pandan juice (see tips to make pandan juice) into the mixing bowl,


    b. Using pandan essence: Place 120g coconut milk with 60g of water and a few drops of pandan essence into the mixing bowl.
  3. Add the remaining Mixture A ingredients in the mixing bowl. Mix for 1min/speed 4 until well combined. Scrape down sides
  4. Mix for an additional 30s/speed 4.
  5. Pour mixture in a large bowl and use a new clean, dry mixing bowl for Mixture B.
  6. Mixture B (meringue mixture)
  7. Insert Butterfly whisk. Place 300g egg whites and 4 g cream of tartar into mixing bowl and whip 4 min/speed 3.5 or until stiff.
  8. Once egg whites are stiff set to speed 3.5 and gradually add 50g of caster sugar (one heaped teaspoon every 30 seconds). Keep mixing until meringue is stiff and shiny.
  9. Gently fold one-third of the meringue mixture into the yolk mixture. Gently fold in the rest of the meringue mixture until there are no white streaks left.
  10. Pour the mix into an ungreased chiffon tin. Tap the tin lightly on the bench twice, then using a skewer draw a spiral from the outside of the mixture in the in towards the middle to pop any air bubbles within the mix.
  11. Bake for 55-60 minutes until golden and puffed up.
  12. Remove from the oven and immediately turn the cake upside down, with the centre tube onto a long necked bottle. Let it hang for 2-3 hours until the tin base is completely cool to touch. Release cake from the tin and serve.
  13. Recipe adapted from Beatrix Bakes, by Natalie Paull

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Tip 1
If you don’t have a second bowl do step 6 and step 7 first, pour Mixture B into a bowl and then complete steps 2 to 5, then steps 8 to 11 (no need to clean the bowl between steps)

Tip 2
Make sure your Closed lid bowls and all your utensils are clean and dry.

Tip 3
Make sure you have tested a bottle for your chiffon tin BEFORE mixing the cake, ready to invert after taking the cake out of the oven.

Tip 4
There must not be any hint of yolks in the egg whites, it's very important!

Tip 5
Don't pour the mix into the tin at a great height - you want to retain as much air in the mix as possible.

If using:

Pandan Juice recipe

50g pandan leaves
75g water

1. Set speed to sp10 and gradually add all the pandan leaves one at at time.
2. Scrape down bowl and add water
3. Set 30s/sp6. Gradually increase to sp9.
4. Use a sieve and strain and squeeze out pandan juice.
5. Use 60g of the strained juice in the recipe.

See my reel for a video of the process.

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