Monday, 17 June 2019

Pandan Marble Sponge Cupcake

A sweet pandan sponge cupcakes with a few palm sugar-cocoa streaks running within the cake 😋

Yield: 6 small cupcakes
Cupcake mould size: 5x5x4.8cm
Baking temperature: 130℃ for 20 minutes, 150℃ for 5 minutes, 170°C for 5 minutes, turn off oven for 5 minutes, at middle rack of a preheated oven.


All ingredients in room temperature
Using 55g Omega 3&6 eggs

2 egg whites
Pinch of salt
40g caster sugar

2 egg yolks

60g top/cake flour

22g pandan leaf paste
10g golden syrup/honey
10g rice bran oil

8g palm sugar granules
1g cocoa powder
3g hot water


1. Cut 15~17g of pandan leaves into thin strips before blending with 50g of water into a smooth paste.

2. Collect  22g of pandan paste,and mix with 10g golden syrup and rice bran oil, in a small cup. Set aside.

3. Mix palm sugar granules, cocoa powder and some hot water in bowl.

Just add enough hot water to make the mixture into a thick smooth paste. Set aside.

2. In a dry, clean and oil-free mixing bowl, beat egg whites to frothy. Add in pinch of salt and part of the 40g of sugar. Continue to beat and gradually add in the remaining sugar, till the meringue reaches firm peak stage.

3. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time.

Stop beating when there is no streak of meringue can be seen.

4. Sift and fold in 1/3 of the top flour.

Followed by 1/2 of the pandan mixture from Step 2.

Continue to mix in the remaining top flour and pandan mixture in alternate sequence. Combine into a smooth batter.

6. Transfer about 1/3 of the pandan batter to combine with the palm-sugar-cocoa paste from Step 3.

7. Pour the pandan batter and palm sugar cocoa batter in alternate sequence into the 6 paper cake cups.

Use a thin skewer to draw some patterns on the surface of the batter.

8. Transfer to a baking tray,

and bake at middle rack of a preheated oven set at 130℃ for 20 minutes.

Progressively increase the temperature to 150℃ for 5 minutes, and 170℃ for 5 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the cupcakes stay in the oven for 5 minutes.

9. Cool down over a wire rack.

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