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Pandan Chiffon Cake Revisited

This chiffon cake has a fluffy texture and is make with pandan paste which gives the cake flavor and a beautiful green color on the inside.

close-up photo of a slice of pandan chiffon cake

My parents enjoy desserts but they are pretty picky about the ones they like. Almost everything is too sweet. When I first made a pandan chiffon cake, I knew it was a winner and that my parents would enjoy it.  So when I went home this past Memorial weekend, I made sure to bake them one.

close-up photo of a chiffon cake

Since my first pandan chiffon cake, I’ve made some other chiffon cakes and read up more on baking a chiffon cake. My first cake had some portions that didn’t rise perfectly.  This time my cake came out perfectly. I think it helped that I made sure my egg whites were completely blended in my batter (no white streaks, but I was also careful not to overmix). I also made sure the oven had already reached the correct temperature before putting the cake in. And I made sure not to overbake the cake.

photo of a pandan chiffon cakeclose-up photo of pandan chiffon cake

The result was the best chiffon cake I’ve made to date. It came out perfectly fluffy and high. It slid out of the cake pan pretty easily.

close-up photo of a chiffon cake with a piece removed

If you like chiffon cakes, you might like my Vanilla Chiffon Cake, too.

Pandan Chiffon Cake

Servings: 1 (10-inch) tube cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
This chiffon cake has a fluffy texture and is make with pandan paste which gives the cake flavor and a beautiful green color on the inside.



  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 Tbp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. pandan paste


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


  • Combine (A) in a bowl. Stir well to blend. Add (B). Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Beat (C) (egg whites and cream of tartar) in a separate bowl until moist peaks formed. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff and shiny peaks are formed. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the egg yolks mixture, fold to mix and then add the rest of the egg whites. Fold gently but thoroughly, so no white streaks remain. Turn batter into ungreased 10" tube pan.
  • Bake for 60 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Invert cake and cool completely in pan. Make sure oven has reached 350 F before putting cake in oven. When cool, loosen the edges and shake pan to remove cake.


Recipe adapted from Little Corner of Mine

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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15 comments on “Pandan Chiffon Cake Revisited”

  1. Beautiful cake! Love your website. Can cake flour be used instead of all-purpose flour?

    • I haven’t tried with this particular recipe, but I think so. I’ve used cake flour instead of all purpose for other chiffon cakes and it’s been fine.

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  7. Yes, you can definitely use panda extract instead.

  8. Hello! For this recipe, can you use pandan extract? Is pandan paste something entirely different? Thanks!! My parents are the same way, nothing too sweet for them haha

  9. Me too! I love the green!

  10. Thanks! That is a problem with chiffon easy to overbake or underbake!

  11. I have to say, my favorite thing about this cake is the super cool green color. 🙂 Nice work!

  12. That cake is one beautiful cake! And yes, one really needs to be precise in baking to get something as beautiful as that cake.

  13. I got mine at the Ranch 99 market. It was sort of hidden. I had to ask someone to find it. I think you can also get it at Filipino supermarkets like Seafood City. My parents never had pandan flavor before, but they loved this.

  14. I have the SAME exact situation, my parents/ family hate desserts that are too sweet.
    Where do you get pandan paste, I have a feeling my parents would love this!

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