Thursday, September 24, 2015

Recipe: Pandan Gula Melaka Cake // Ondeh Ondeh Cupcakes

Alright, it took me quite awhile, but I'm back! :D 

Back with a recipe to share with everyone, Pandan Gula Melaka Cake that I've baked for Mr Tan dad's birthday. :) 

This cake is like a bigger version of the popular ondeh ondeh cupcakes. 

On a side note, I have no idea who created this ondeh ondeh cupcakes thing? Then it went on to chendol cake, black glutinous rice cake, orh nee cake and so on... So creative!! 

Ok, so I'm merely building on the smart baker's creativity. :D 

2 1/2 cups plain flour 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon pandan extract
227 grams unsalted butter, softened
2 cups granulated/castor sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup fresh coconut milk

Cream Cheese Frosting:
60g unsalted butter, room temperature
250g cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups icing sugar, sifted

Gula Melaka filling:
200g gula melaka, cut into smaller pieces
150ml water
1 cup shredded coconut 

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line and grease 2 baking tins, set aside. 
2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. 

3. Use an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat till fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add in the eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition. 

4. Combine pandan extract with the coconut milk. Add the dry ingredients into the batter in 3 parts, alternating with the coconut milk mixture. Mix well with each addition. 

5. Divide batter into 2 baking tins. Bake each layer for about 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. 

6. Cool the cakes completely on a wire rack before icing. 

Cream Cheese Frosting (prepare when the cakes are cooling):

1. In bowl of electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until blended with no lumps. 
2. Gradually add the sifted sugar and beat until fully incorporated and smooth.

Gula Melaka-coconut filling:
1. In a pan. add the water to the gula melaka and let it simmer on the stove for about 15 minutes or when the sugar solution has thickened. 

2. Allow the solution to cool before adding in the shredded coconut. Mix well. 

To assemble:
1. Place one cake layer onto your serving plate. Spread with about 1/3 of the frosting and the gula melaka coconut filling. 

2. Gently place the other cake onto the frosting and spread another 1/3 of the frosting over the top of the cake. 

3. Finally spread the remaining frosting all over the side of the cake. Decorate your cake with the gula melaka coconut filling. 

Ondeh Ondeh cupcakes

I used the same cake batter to bake these cupcakes! ^^

Top right is how I inserted the gula melaka coconut filling into the cupcakes! :)

Glad his family loves the cake as much as I do!:P

I need to bake this again! For the love of pandan and gula melaka. <3 



  1. hello! this looks yummy. wanted to ask if the cake turns out to be most or is it the drier type like a pandan chiffon cake?

  2. This is great do you have a catologue if so I would love one to share with friends and family.
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  5. Made one today...turns out good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!