Besides Orange Egg Sponge Cakes, if you don’t like the eggy smell of egg sponge cake (ji dan ago), Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes is another answer. The nice aroma of pandan will overpower the eggy smell. Steam or bake these pandan muffins, you decide!

CHINESE VERSION: 香兰鸡蛋糕:蒸或烘烤

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
 

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Yields: 10 pcs (7.5-cm)

Ingredients for Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes:

  • 3 eggs (grade B/size: M)
  • 100 g fine sugar
  • ⅛ tsp fine salt
  • 115 g plain flour
  • 35 g cornstarch
  • 60 g pandan juice*
  • 25 g melted butter

Instructions:

1 Steamed version: Bring the water of steamer to the boil.

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

Baked version: Preheat oven to 200°C/395°F.

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
 

2 *Pandan juice: Blend 10 g of pandan leaves with 65 g of water. Extract 60 g of pandan juice, combine with melted butter.

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

3 Beat eggs lightly, add in salt and sugar, beat until combined. (Reminder: The net weight for 3 grade B eggs is about 160 g.)

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
 

4 Combine 1 Liter of plain water with 400 ml of hot water (from electric thermo pot) in a large steel bowl to yield warm water with temperature about 45°C/113°F.

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

5 Dip mixing bowl in warm water bath, beat egg mixture over medium-high speed for 5 minutes until stiff. (Reminder: Beating egg mixture over warm water will shorten the time for it to become stiff.)

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

6 Combine plain flour and cornstarch, sift twice.

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

7 Add flour and butter pandan juice alternatively into egg mixture in 3 batches, fold gently with spatula until well mixed.

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

8 Transfer batter to measuring cup, then pour equally into 10 lined baking cups (7.5-cm).

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

9 Steamed version: Arrange baking cups in steamer racks, steam over medium heat for 8-9 minutes. (Reminder: Line the upper stainless steel steamer rack with a piece cloth, this will prevent condensation water from dripping onto the sponge cakes at the bottom rack.)

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

Baked version: Arrange on wire rack, bake in the preheated oven at 200°C/395°F for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. (Reminder: Different oven functions differently, baking time is just for reference, you may adjust the baking time if necessary.)

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

10 Unmould the pandan cupcakes and cool on wire rack.

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao): Steamed or Baked

If you don’t like the eggy smell of egg sponge cake (ji dan ago), Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes is the answer. The nice aroma of pandan will overpower the eggy smell. Steam or bake these pandan muffins, you decide!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Cake
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 10 pieces
Calories 130 kcal

Equipment

  • 10 baking cups (7.5-cm)

Ingredients
  

  • 3 eggs grade B/size: M
  • 100 g fine sugar
  • tsp fine salt
  • 115 g plain flour
  • 35 g cornstarch
  • 60 g pandan juice*
  • 25 g melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Steamed version: Bring the water of steamer to the boil.
    Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
  • Baked version: Preheat oven to 200°C/395°F.
  • *Pandan juice: Blend 10 g of pandan leaves with 65 g of water. Extract 60 g of pandan juice, combine with melted butter.
    Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
  • Beat eggs lightly, add in salt and sugar, beat until combined. (Reminder: The net weight for 3 grade B eggs is about 160 g.)
    Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
  • Combine 1 Liter of plain water with 400 ml of hot water (from electric thermo pot) in a large steel bowl to yield warm water with temperature about 45°C/113°F.
    Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
  • Dip mixing bowl in warm water bath, beat egg mixture over medium-high speed for 5 minutes until stiff.
    Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
  • Combine plain flour and cornstarch, sift twice.
    Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
  • Add flour and butter pandan juice alternatively into egg mixture in 3 batches, fold gently with spatula until well mixed.
    Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
  • Transfer batter to measuring cup, then pour equally into 10 lined baking cups (7.5-cm).
    Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
  • Steamed version: Arrange baking cups in steamer racks, steam over medium heat for 8-9 minutes.
    Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
  • Baked version: Arrange on wire rack, bake in the preheated oven at 200°C/395°F for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. (Reminder: Different oven functions differently, baking time is just for reference, you may adjust the baking time if necessary.)
    Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked
  • Unmould the pandan cupcakes and cool on wire rack.
    Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes (Ji Dan Gao) Steamed or Baked

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Notes

Beating egg mixture over warm water will shorten the time for it to become stiff.
Line the upper stainless steel steamer rack with a piece cloth, this will prevent condensation water from dripping onto the sponge cakes at the bottom rack.
 
 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 65mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 134IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword egg sponge cakes, pandan egg sponge cakes
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