Kuih Cara Manis (Pandan Sponge Cake)

Kuih Cara Manis is a traditional Malaysian kuih, very popular among the young and old. Delicious and crispy on the outside, it features a sweet and soft filling.


    150 g wheat flour
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp margarine
    1 drop green food colouring
    300 ml water
    2 pandan leaves
    50 ml coconut milk
    1 egg
    1 tbsp oil
    3 tbsp sugar (heaped)


  1. Place all the ingredients, except the oil and sugar into a blender and blitz until batter is smooth.
  2. Place a kuih bahulu mould on a stove over low heat, then lightly grease with oil.
  3. Pour the batter into the mould, filling it until it is about ¾ full.
  4. Cover the mould with the lid and cook for about 3 minutes.
  5. Lift the lid and sprinkle some sugar into the center of each kuih.
  6. Cover the mould again and continue cooking for another 3 minutes.
  7. Remove the kuih from the mould.
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