Vietnamese Chewy Pandan Honeycomb Cake Recipe – Bánh Bò Nướng Lá Dứa

July 21, 2020Van
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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Serves: 10

Honeycomb Cake is a Vietnamese dessert that has a chewy mochi-like texture, it’s flavored with pandan which is derived from a tropical plant that grows in Southeast Asia. I’d say the flavor profile can be compared to a mild vanillaesque essence + coconut. It get’s it’s name from the unique crumb pattern that looks similar to a honeycomb – this cake can be finicky to make, the most important tip I can tell you is to avoid over mixing the eggs which causes it to rise too much and collapse, so you end up with a very dense texture. I’ve included all the tips and tricks that I’ve learned to ensure you end up with a beautiful honeycomb cake.

Vietnamese Chewy Pandan Honeycomb Cake Recipe - Bánh Bò Nướng Lá Dứa

Vietnamese Chewy Pandan Honeycomb Cake Recipe - Bánh Bò Nướng Lá Dứa

Vietnamese Chewy Pandan Honeycomb Cake Recipe - Bánh Bò Nướng Lá Dứa

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Vietnamese Chewy Pandan Honeycomb Cake Recipe - Bánh Bò Nướng Lá Dứa

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Serves: 10

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Ingredients

Method

  • 1)

    Pre-heat your oven to 450°F. Crack 3 Large Eggs into a bowl, gently break the yolks with a whisk and add ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar – stir gently clockwise with a whisk until the eggs look combined. **Do not beat the eggs, you want to avoid creating bubbles – if you whisk the eggs vigorously you’ll end up with a dense cake. Set the bowl aside

  • 2)

    In a separate bowl, add 1 Cup Tapioca Starch, 2 Tablespoons Rice Flour, 2 Teaspoons Double Acting Baking Powder – stir very well with a whisk. Add ¾ Cup Coconut Milk, 3 Tablespoons melted Butter, 1 Teaspoon Pandan Paste, 1 Teaspoon Coconut Extract and whisk very well until it looks smooth and there are no lumps. Add in the egg mixture and stir gently clockwise with a silicone spatula until it looks smooth and combined.

  • 3)

    Generously spray your bundt pan with baking spray or coat well with oil. Pour the batter into the pan and cover the top of the pan with foil. Place onto the middle rack of your pre-heated oven. Turn the temp down to 330°F and bake for 60 Minutes. 20 minutes into the baking time, remove the foil from the top of the pan and continue baking uncovered – a skewer inserted should come out with only a few crumbs.

  • 4)

    Immediately flip the bundt pan over to cool on a a rack. The cake may release from the pan on it’s own – if it doesn’t, wait until the pan is cool, and use a small spatula or butter knife to loosen it from the pan. Slice & Enjoy!

    *You can double the recipe to cook in a larger 10 Cup Bundt Pan, follow the same steps, baking time will be a little longer, 80-90 Minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

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