Pandan Kaya Swiss Roll

Pandan Kaya Swiss Roll: Soft and Fragrant Tea-Time Snack

CategoryCooking MethodTagsDifficultyIntermediate
Yields1 ServingPrep Time30 minsCook Time15 mins
Yields1 ServingPrep Time30 minsCook Time15 mins

Largely found in Southeast Asia, Swiss Roll is exactly that – a roll cake. Its beauty lies in the type of filling you can add. We’ve seen lots of variations – Durian, Mango, Strawberry – but one of the classic flavours would be a fluffy-soft pandan kaya swiss roll. The best thing with this kaya roll is actually the combination of the fluffy and moist chiffon cake heavily infused with pure pandan extract, and filled with fragrant kaya made also from the pandan leaves. A wonderful tea-time treat!


Pandan Sponge
 170 g egg whites, separated
 2 g cream of tartar
 110 g fine granulated sugar
 80 g egg yolks
 78 g plain flour
 30 ml virgin coconut oil
 1 egg yolk
 60 ml pure pandan juice, extracted from 25 leaves by juicing through a KENWOOD Purejuicer
 60 ml pasteurised coconut milk
 pinch of salt
 50 g ready to use pandan kaya
 30 g desiccated coconut flakes



Line an 11” X 13” pan with parchment paper.


Preheat the oven to 180ºC.


In a clean bowl, whisk egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy, add in sugar gradually until medium peaks form.


In another bowl, mix together the egg yolk, plain flour, virgin coconut oil, pandan juice, coconut milk and salt. Mix well. Fold 1/3 of the meringue into the egg yolk mixture and blend well, then fold in the rest of the meringue (be careful not to over-mix as the meringue might deflate). Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.


Allow the sponge cake to completely cool on a rack.


Turn out the cake, top-side facing down, onto a piece of parchment paper. Remove the parchment paper that the cake was baked on.


Spread the kaya mixture over the cake, and carefully roll the sponge into a roulade with the aid of the underlying parchment paper. Spread the roulade surface with a thin layer of pandan kaya and sprinkle with desiccated coconut flakes. chill the roulade for at least 3 hours before serving. (The time spent in chiller will eventually soften the coconut flakes for a better mouthfeel.)

Pandan Kaya Swiss Roll

This recipe uses Kitchen Machines

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