Pandan cake is a light, fluffy sponge cake of Indonesian and Malaysian origins with Dutch influence flavoured with the juice of Pandanus amaryllifolius leaves. 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. The cakes are not always made with the leaf juice but rather flavored with Pandanus extract, in which case colouring is added if a green colour is desired.
It is popular in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, and China. It is also known as pandan chiffon.
Names in different languages
- Indonesian: bolu pandan
- Malay: kek pandan
- Filipino: pandan keyk
- Vietnamese: Bánh pho sĩ, "bánh lá dứa"
- Cantonese: 班蘭蛋糕-baan1 laan4 daan6 gou1