This Pandan Swiss Roll Cake is made with fresh pandan juice, no artificial flavor or coloring is added. The texture of the pandan swiss roll is soft, moist, and spongy, it can be rolled up easily and nicely.

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What is Pandan?

Pandan is a tropical plant from Southeast Asia. The leaves of the pandan plant are dried and used to make pandan extract, giving a distinctive flavor to many Asian desserts.

It is often used in cooking to add fragrance to dishes, especially sweets. It can be boiled directly with sugar to make syrup that is added to cakes, puddings, and other desserts. In this pandan swiss roll recipe, pandan juice is used by blending pandan with water.

CHINESE VERSION: 香兰瑞士卷蛋糕

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
 

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Yield: 10 slices

Ingredients:

For meringue:

  • 3 egg whites (grade A/size L, room temp.)
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 60 g fine sugar

For batter:

  • 3 egg yolks (grade A/size L, room temp.)
  • 20 g fine sugar
  • 1/8 tsp fine salt
  • 45 g corn oil
  • 40 ml pandan juice*
  • 65 g cake flour (low protein flour)
  • 1/2 tbsp milk powder

Other:

  • 80 g non-dairy topping cream (sweetened)

Instructions:

1 Add a tray of water to the oven (about 2 cups, to yield a moister cake), and preheat oven to 200°C/395°F.

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

2 *Pandan juice: Blend together 40 ml of water and 13 g of pandan leaves until fine, extract 40 ml of pandan juice.

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
 

3 In a clean mixing bowl, whisk egg whites over low speed until large bubbles are formed. Add in cream of tartar, and whisk until small bubbles are formed. Add in sugar gradually, whisk until stiff peak. At stiff peak, the peaks will point straight up and hold.

(Reminder: Egg whites and equipment used to beat egg whites must be grease-free, water-free, and egg yolk-free. Always clean egg shells and equipment with dishwasher detergent, then dry with a clean cloth. Use a clean small bowl to separate egg yolk and egg white, if the egg yolk cracks, don’t use that egg white. When the meringue begins to look glossy, stop and check after beating for every 10 seconds, stop when it has reached the stiff peaks, do not over whip.)

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

4 Combine egg yolks, sugar and salt, whisk over low speed until thick, add in corn oil, whisk until combined, add in pandan juice, mix well.

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

5 Sieve together cake flour and milk powder, sieve again into the wet ingredients, mix until combined.

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

6 Add meringue into batter in 3 batches, mix gently using balloon whisk.

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

7 Fold gently with spatula until well mixed, tap mixing bowl on countertop for a few times (to burst large bubbles).

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
 

8 Pour batter into 10″ x 14″ (25 cm x 36 cm) rectangle baking pan lined with parchment paper. Spread the batter evenly with spatula, then drop the baking pan onto countertop for a few times (to burst large bubbles).

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

9 Bake at 190°C/375°F for 18-20 minutes, until the cake is golden brown. (Reminder: The cake must be baked until the top is golden brown so that the surface won’t be sticky when cooled. The heat for different oven is different, the suggested time is only for reference, adjust the baking time base on your oven if necessary.)

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

10 Drop the baking pan from 1 foot high onto countertop after removing from oven (to minimize shrinkage).

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

11 Transfer the cake to wire rack, set aside to cool completely.

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

12 Whip non-dairy whipping cream until stiff, keep refrigerated for later use. (Reminder: Use stainless mixing bowl for whipping. Keep both mixing bowl and whisk in freezer for 30 minutes to chill them up before using.)

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

13 Invert fully cooled cake onto a piece of parchment paper, remove the paper at the bottom of the cake.

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

14 Make 2 shallow cuts on the end where rolling starts (about 1 inch apart, do not cut through).

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

15 Spread whipped non-dairy topping cream onto cake.

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

16 Roll the cake up gently into a pandan swiss roll.

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

17 Wrap the pandan swiss roll with cling wrap and keep refrigerated for 1-2 hours before slicing.

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

18 Pandan Swiss Roll Cake is ready!

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

Pandan Swiss Roll Cake Recipe

This Pandan Swiss Roll Cake is made with fresh pandan juice, no artificial flavor or coloring is added. The texture of the pandan swiss roll is soft, moist, and spongy, it can be rolled up easily and nicely.
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Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Refrigeration 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 55 mins
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Servings 10 slices
Calories 145 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For meringue:

  • 3 egg whites grade A/size L, room temp.
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 60 g fine sugar

For batter:

  • 3 egg yolks grade A/size L, room temp.
  • 20 g fine sugar
  • tsp fine salt
  • 45 g corn oil
  • 40 ml pandan juice*
  • 65 g cake flour low protein flour
  • ½ tbsp milk powder

Other:

  • 80 g non-dairy topping cream sweetened

Instructions
 

  • Add a tray of water to the oven (about 2 cups, to yield a moister cake), and preheat oven to 200°C/395°F.
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • *Pandan juice: Blend together 40 ml of water and 13 g of pandan leaves until fine, extract 40 ml of pandan juice.
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • In a clean mixing bowl, whisk egg whites over low speed until large bubbles are formed. Add in cream of tartar, and whisk until small bubbles are formed. Add in sugar gradually, whisk until stiff peak. At stiff peak, the peaks will point straight up and hold.
    (Reminder: Egg whites and equipment used to beat egg whites must be grease-free, water-free, and egg yolk-free. Always clean egg shells and equipment with dishwasher detergent, then dry with a clean cloth. Use a clean small bowl to separate egg yolk and egg white, if the egg yolk cracks, don’t use that egg white. When the meringue begins to look glossy, stop and check after beating for every 10 seconds, stop when it has reached the stiff peaks, do not over whip.)
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Combine egg yolks, sugar and salt, whisk over low speed until thick, add in corn oil, whisk until combined, add in pandan juice, mix well.
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Sieve together cake flour and milk powder, sieve again into the wet ingredients, mix until combined.
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Add meringue into batter in 3 batches, mix gently using balloon whisk.
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Fold gently with spatula until well mixed, tap mixing bowl on countertop for a few times (to burst large bubbles).
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Pour batter into 10″ x 14″ (25 cm x 36 cm) rectangle baking pan lined with parchment paper. Spread the batter evenly with spatula, then drop the baking pan onto countertop for a few times (to burst large bubbles).
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Bake at 190°C/375°F for 18-20 minutes, until the cake is golden brown. (Reminder: The cake must be baked until the top is golden brown so that the surface won’t be sticky when cooled. The heat for different oven is different, the suggested time is only for reference, adjust the baking time base on your oven if necessary.)
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Drop the baking pan from 1 foot high onto countertop after removing from oven (to minimize shrinkage).
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Transfer the cake to wire rack, set aside to cool completely.
  • Whip non-dairy whipping cream until stiff, keep refrigerated for later use. (Reminder: Use stainless mixing bowl for whipping. Keep both mixing bowl and whisk in freezer for 30 minutes to chill them up before using.)
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Invert fully cooled cake onto a piece of parchment paper, remove the paper at the bottom of the cake.
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Make 2 shallow cuts on the end where rolling starts (about 1 inch apart, do not cut through).
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Spread whipped non-dairy topping cream onto cake.
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Roll the cake up gently into a pandan swiss roll.
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Wrap the pandan swiss roll with cling wrap and keep refrigerated for 1-2 hours before slicing.
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake
  • Pandan Swiss Roll Cake is ready!
    Pandan Swiss Roll Cake

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Notes

This recipe yields a swiss roll divided into 10 slices.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 slice of cake.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 199IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 0.2mg
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