Banana Pandan Chiffon Cake

by - July 20, 2017

Surprisingly Banana and Pandan go together very well.  Thank you to Jeannie Tay, Queen of Chiffon Cake, for sharing this wonderful recipe.  Her original recipe requires 5 egg yolks and 6 whites. However I did not have a use for an egg yolk so I used all 6 whole eggs.  I baked two 6 inches  round cakes instead.

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Yields:  One 8 inches round cake / Two 6 inches round cake

Recipe adapted from Jeannie Tay's Blog with some modifications.


150g cake flour / all-purposed flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda

6 egg yolks
100g banana, mashed
50g concentrated homemade pandan juice
100g vegetable oil
½ tsp salt

6 egg whites
80g caster sugar
½ tsp cream of tartar

Utensil:  8″ round pan / two 6” round pans /7” square pan greased the sides and line the bottom.


1.  Preheat oven to 160C.

2.  In a large bowl add in egg yolks, vegetable oil, mashed banana, pandan juice, salt  and mix the ingredients until even using a hand whisk.

3.  Mix baking powder, baking soda and flour together and sift this into the yolk mixture and mix until well combined. Do not over-mix. Set aside.

4.  Using an electric mixer, whisk egg white until frothy before adding cream of tartar and continue to beat until foamy. Gradually add in sugar and whisk until soft peaks formed.  The meringue is ready when ribbon forms and remains on top.

5.  Mix 1/3 of meringue with yolk batter with a hand whisk. Add another 1/3 portion and fold gently with the whisk. Then pour in balance of meringue. Fold gently using a spatula until no more streaks of meringue can be seen.

6.  Pour batter into prepared pan and tap pan lightly to remove air bubbles.

7.  Bake in a water bath for 60 minutes at 160C. Remove the water bath and return cake to oven and bake for another 10 minutes at 160C.

8.  Remove from the oven and drop the pan at a height of 10 cm onto a table top. This will prevent cake from sinking.

9.  Unmould as soon as you can. To remove the cake from the pan, run a thin-bladed knife around the inside of the pan and invert the cake on non-stick baking paper. Peel off baking paper from the base and re-invert onto a rack to cool.

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