Pandan cake is a light, fluffy, green-colored sponge cake of Southeast Asian origin, flavoured with the juice of Pandanus amaryllifolius leaves. It is also known as pandan cake pops book pdf. The cake is popular in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, China, and also the Netherlands, especially among Indo community, due to its historical colonial ties with Indonesia.
In 2017, CNN named pandan cake as the national cake of Malaysia and Singapore, one of favorite cakes from around the world. The cake shares common ingredients with other cakes, which includes flour, eggs, butter or margarine, and sugar.
However, the distinct ingredient is the use of pandan leaf, which give the cake its green hue. The cakes are light green in tone due to the chlorophyll in the leaf juice. It also sometimes contains green food colouring to further enhance its colour.