Sunday, June 3, 2012

Pandan & Strawberry Layer Cake









Jane Austen moment in Persuasion.

Chapter 7
Soon, however, she began to reason with herself, and try to be feeling less. Eight years, almost eight years had passed, since all had been given up. How absurd to be resuming the agitation which such an interval had banished into distance and indistinctness!  What might not eight years do?  Events of every description, changes, alienations, removals--all, all must be comprised in it, and oblivion of the past how natural, how certain too!  It included nearly a third part of her own life.
Alas! with all her reasoning, she found, that to retentive feelings eight years may be little more than nothing.
Now, how were his sentiments to be read?  Was this like wishing to avoid her?  And the next moment she was hating herself for the folly which asked the question.





Pandan & Strawberry Layer Cake

Ingredients :

For pandan cake
5 egg whites
A pinch of salt
175g sugar
5 egg yolks
150g self raising flour
½ tsp pandan paste
¼ tsp pandan essence
2 x 20 cm cake pan

For Strawberry Cream
400g strawberries (mix till puree)
400 ml liquid cream
7 sheets of gelatines ( soak in cold water)
150ml water
100g sugar
½ tsp of pandan essence

For pandan cream  Frosting:
350 ml liquid cream
100g icing sugar
2 drops of red food colouring

Directions:


1) For strawberry cream: Pour water & sugar in sauce pan & bring it to a boil over medium heat. Remove gelatine from cold water & add into the syrup & stir well. Remove from heat & add in strawberry puree. 


2) Whisk liquid cream with pandan essence till stiff peak. Gradually add in strawberry mixture with a wooden spatula till all combined. Place in refrigerator. 


3) For pandan cake: Preheat oven to 180°C & grease 2 x 20cm cake pan.  Whisk egg white till foamy & gradually add in sugar. Beat till stiff peaks.


4) In a bowl , beat egg yolks till creamy. Fold egg yolks into egg white mixture till well combined.


5) Fold in flour & stir very lightly. Add in pandan paste & essence. Mix well till all combined. Pour batter in both cake pan evenly. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes till golden brown. Let it to cool before slicing it into 2 layers for each cake.


6) Spread evenly strawberry cream on layered cake

7) For cream frosting: Whisk liquid cream till foamy, add in icing sugar & red food colouring. Beat till stiff peak. Spread all over the cake & Chill cake for at least 2 hours before serve.







I'm entering this post to Bake Along event celebrating their 1st Anniversary hosted by Zoe at Bake For Happy Kids, Joyce Of Kitchen Flavours & Lena of Frozen Wings. 



Our Strawberry patch



51 comments:

  1. I want your lovely pandan cake and I want your strawberry patch!! So jealous! :)
    I'm surprised that this cake has got no oil or liquid at all, only from the eggs! Nice recipe!
    Thank you for another wonderful cake!
    Have a lovely week!

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    1. Hahahaha.... thanks Joyce! I would love to share some strawberries with you, if you're living nearer! I was also surprised that it works without liquid too. Well, I called it the low fat cake! LOL Have a lovely day to you too, Joyce! =)

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  2. oh wow...love the cake and your shots ;)

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    1. Thanks Resh! Glad that you like it! Have a nice day, dear friend! =)

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  3. Wow check out the height on that cake, awesome! I also love the sound of the cream frosting, it sounds so light and perfect for summer! Your flowers are rather spectacular too!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! The strawberry cream was really light & as you've said it's a great recipe for summer with strawberry season! Have a lovely day! =)

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    1. Thanks Clairejustine! Have a nice day! =)

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  5. So soft, delicate and feminine, that's how I would describe this wonderful creation. Of course, it looks just fantastic too! Take care X

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words! Have a lovely day Alida! =)

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  6. What a great cake! It's so interesting following bloggers in other parts of the world, as you always learn about new ingredients and great flavours! Your cake is so pretty too! :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot Laura! I love to try new recipes from all over the world especially the places that I've visited! Discover new ingredients & also learn the way to use them in bakes! It's simply fascinating!

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  7. An absolutely stunning cake. I love your photography with the flowers too, it really shows off the cake.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words & for dropping by too! Have a nice day! =)

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  8. oh my - i'm in love with your exquisite teacup set and cake stand and i LOVE how you did the frosting on the cake! looks absolutely dainty, and definitely something in jane austen's time!

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    1. Thanks you so much Janine! Glad that you like it! I love to create a classic deco that reflects the Jane Austen era! The set of teacups are all vintage finds. I collect vintage China & cake stand too!

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  9. another beautiful cake, nice faded pink frosting too. wow, you got strawberry patch in your garden, really envy you! maybe next you can consider planting some pandan plant at your place, not sure it will needs lot of attention considering the weather there. Thanks for sharing another great recipe and joining again!

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    1. Thanks Lena for your kind words! Ya, I'm seriously considering planting a pandan tree in my HOME! hehehe But first have to find the pandan plant! Have a lovely day, Lena! =)

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  10. Hi Kit, I want all of it... the cakes, the flowers, the strawberry patch. I'm speechless... it's so sweet,so cute,so pretty.... wow.... wish I'm near you then we can exchange our goodies.

    You're excellent in your presentation and photography, and our Dessert Queen too. Really love this cake, it look so perfect and mouth watering. Pass me 2 big slices now...hahaha

    With love and A big big cyber hugs to you.
    Have a nice week ahead, regards.

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    1. LOL.... Hi Amelia, Thanks a lot for your encouraging words! For you I'll give you anything & anytime! Ya, me too wish that we can be nearer so that we can taste each others kuih! Sending you lots of love & hugs! And don forget some leng chai if you find any!! LOL Have a lovely day, Amelia! =)

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  11. Hi, thanks for dropping by my humble blog... you had a very great baking blog , love all ur baking, and ur tableware all look great ... , thanks for sharing ... nice knowing u tru bake along :)

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  12. The taste must be awesome. I never try Pandan match so well with strawberries. Nice!

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  13. So lovely! Love the tender texture of the cake. This pandan is something which I have to search for in Indian markets. M very intrigued by this ingredient as it keep on popping up on all our regular bloggo-circle's posts :D.
    As always great presentation dear.
    xoxo
    Anuja

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  14. All ur recipes are wonderfully prepared....great cake and awesome presentation....

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  15. Lovely cake and great combination of flavors..east meets west! and i just love your garden with so full of blooms and especially, especially your strawberry patch..love it.

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  16. Your cake is gorgeous and looks so perfect!

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  17. Wow home grown strawberries! Wish we could grow that here... Another lovely posting, look forward to your next post.

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  18. Strawberry patch ?! Be still my heart ! hahahaha I just can imagine all those luscious ripe strawberries in your garden :D The cake itself looks impressive , come to think of it , all your cakes are ! ;D

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  19. All your cakes look so pretty! And you grow your own strawberries? So envy!

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  20. What an amazing cake ! It would make a beautiful wedding cake!

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  21. Another awesome cake - Love the colours and flavours and decoration. Great photos as always!

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  22. Oh my!This looks so delicious!Very intrigued by pandan paste!Never tried it before!I love the layers and flavors in your cake!So so nice looking!!!

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  23. Oh, my! Your cake looks amazing - so tall and perfect! I've never used pandan before but I'll definitely be on the lookout for it now!

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  24. Wow, I'm blown away by all the cakes you make, they always look perfect!

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  25. OMG! Is this pandan cake? Your pandan cake looks so different from the usual South-east Asian ones. Yours looks very pretty and romantic!

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  26. You have a wonderful space here. visit mine sometime at Delicious Adventures

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  27. Beautiful cake!
    I really love strawberries, and this cake looks really delicious!!

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  28. Heavenly Kit! Simply gorgeous. I'm so glad you included the instructions just in case I get the courage to attempt such deliciousness on my own.

    Love the Strawberry Patch shot too!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

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  29. It looks stunning with all the layers and strawberry cream!

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  30. what a stunner - I'm not familiar with pandan at all, but this looks a great way to try it!

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  31. I've never heard of panden before.... very lovely and interesting recipe, Kit.

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  32. Oh I've no idea what pandan is, so I'm off to google it as soon as I've caught up with your posts. Another beautiful cake and just perfect for summer (it's pouring with rain here) - who doesn't love strawberries and cream?

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  33. That cake looks incredible! It's so big! And pink! I bet it tastes so good...could you send me some in the post? I'm very jealous of your strawberry patch.

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  34. Hi Kit,
    Thanks for dropping by my home(blog).
    Oh my! Your pandan n strawberry layer cake is so awesome and your strawberries patch, I love it. Very sweet and romantic.
    We can't find such lovely pandan cake here. (malaysia)
    I do make pandan layer cake though but it simple. Do like to share with you, if you don't mind please visit here..
    http://my123favourites.blogspot.com/2011/11/screw-pine-leaves-pandan-layer-cake.html
    Cheers!!

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  35. I have never heard of pandan. Your cake looks amazing. It looks like you have a very nice strawberry patch.

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  36. Thanks for introducing a new flavour-pandan+strawberry, One day I must find out this flavour. I like the sweet colour of your cake. Can I exchange my pandan plants with your strawberry? hehehe ..

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  37. I love your blog! Romantic and beautiful! This cake looks awesome, so nicely decorated! Thanks for the recipe. The filling sounds extremely tasty!

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  38. Thank you so much everyone for your lovely & encouraging words that touches my heart! God bless you all my dear friends! Have a wonderful day! =)

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  39. Hi, 1st time visit your blog. I would like to bake this cake for my husband's birthday. I don't have gelatins leaf, can I replace with powder? how much to use? and same amount of water to use?
    Thank you

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    1. Hi Soh, Thank you so much for dropping by & so sorry for my late reply as I was on holiday the past weeks . I've never use gelatin powder before , so sorry I don't know the exact amount of gelatine powder to be use in this recipe .

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