My mum loves pandanus leaf everything. I mean, EVERYTHING.
She'll cook rice with pandanus leaf, steamed cake with pandanus leaf, tangyuan soup with pandanus leaf, etc.
One Sunday she got bored and decided to tweak a simple and old sponge cake recipe she has... into a pandanus sponge cake.
This cake is very easy and tasty.
Not to mention that the pandanus aroma is irresistible... don't you think so?
I love how pandanus leaf smells.
Pandanus Sponge Cake
old recipe, tweaked by Mom
250g granulated sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
200ml pandanus water
1 tsp vanilla essence
375gr cake flour
Note: Mum made the pandanus water by processing the pandanus leaf using the food processor and then mixing it with water. She didn't measure anything so just do as you please; not too thick and very green. She then filtered the water so it became pure liquid with no trails of processed leaf.
1. Beat eggs and sugar until creamy. Add in vanilla essence and baking soda, keep beating, until they mix well and risen.
2. Add in pandanus water little by little while beating. Mix well.
3. Add in flour little by little, mixing it with spatula. Mix well.
4. Preheat oven to 150ºC and bake the cake for around 25 minutes.