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Ondeh Ondeh Pandan Cupcakes ~ 香兰小蛋糕

Ondeh Ondeh are green coloured and pandan flavoured glutinous rice balls with gula melaka or palm sugar filling, coated with freshly grated coconut.  We call it 'Kuih'.  Ondeh Ondeh cake is entirely different from this 'Kuih'.
I don't know how the name 'Ondeh Ondeh cake' came about but I guess it's because of the colour and the ingredients which are somewhat similar to that of the 'kuih'.
This pandan flavoured Ondeh Ondeh cupcake is moist, soft and slightly spongy and the gula melaka filling blends awfully well with the pandan and 'santan'/coconut milk.  A wonderful tea-time snack or a delectable dessert, any time!




Ondeh Ondeh Pandan Cupcakes ~  香兰小蛋糕
Ingredients
  • 140 gm plain flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sodium bicarbonate
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 120 gm caster sugar
  • 80 ml canola oil
  • 80 ml coconut milk
  • 30 ml pandan juice
  • 1/4 tsp pandan paste
  • 100 gm gula melaka/palm sugar
  • 1.1/2 Tbsp water
  • a pinch of salt
Method
  1. Sieve the flour with baking powder, sodium bicarbonate and salt.  Set aside.
  2. With a handheld whisk, beat the eggs with sugar till smooth, add in oil, juice and pandan paste.  Beat till smooth and no oil surfaces.
  3. Fold in sifted flour alternating with the coconut milk.  Mix well but not to overmix.  Batter will be runny.
  4. Pour batter into paper lined muffin pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for 20 to 25 mins.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cakes from the oven and let cool in the pan.
  7. Chop the gula melaka into smaller pieces, add in water and stir till the gula is dissolved.
  8. Using a funnel, poke the cake in the centre and slowly pour in the gula melaka.   Sprinkle on some dessicated or fresh coconut.
  9. Yield :  9 cupcakes


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