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Steamed layer cake


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  • pandan leaves
  • water
  • 170g sugar
  • 1/4 tp salt
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 200g tapioca starch


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 50mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Extract the pandan leaves to get the green colour.

Step 2

Cook pandan leaves with enough water in a saucepan.

Step 3

Remove the pandan leaves after simmering for 5 min. Leave 160ml of pandan water in the saucepan.

Step 4

Add salt and sugar into the pandan water. Mix until all have dissolved.

Step 5

Add in coconut milk. Mix well.

Step 6

Add in tapioca starch. Mix well. Sieve the mixture.

Step 7

Pour 270ml of mixture into a pot. Add in the pandan extract. Mix well.

Step 8

Pour a layer of the mixture without the pandan colour first as the base. Pour a thin layer in a flat cake tin and steam for 5 min before continuing with the pandan mixture layer. Do this alternately with the 2 colours.

Step 9

For the last layer, steam for 10min.

Step 10

Cool for 3 hours before serving.


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