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10 Best Pandan Cakes In Singapore From $1.50

15th December 2022

Best pandan cake in Singapore

There’s something about pandan chiffon cake that makes it such a familiar favourite. Named the national cake of Singapore and Malaysia by CNN in 2017, pandan chiffon cake has become the bedrock of family gatherings, teatimes, or quick midday pick-me-ups when you’re craving something sweet.

The chiffon cake was first introduced to Southeast Asia during the colonial era, originating in Indonesia. The Dutch colonials taught Indonesian locals European baking techniques and recipes, which the latter then reinvented with local aromatics and sweeteners, including pandan.

While Bengawan Solo is credited for popularising the treat, there are many other bakeries in Singapore putting their spin on the recipe as well.

Read on to find out where to get the best pandan cake in Singapore. We’ve expanded the definition beyond chiffon cake to include other options, such as roll cakes and birthday cakes.

1. Pure Pandan

best pandan cake in singapore - pure pandan swiss roll
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Search for the best pandan cake in Singapore and Pure Pandan’s name regularly appears. The Chinatown bakery is run by a former civil servant who learned his recipe from scratch, motivated by his love for the baked treat. The chiffon cakes here are fluffy and power-packed with pandan goodness, as the bakery only uses fresh pandan juice extracted directly from the leaves themselves, instead of artificial flavourings. There’s a delicate sweetness to each slice that’s truly moreish. Prices start at $2 a slice and go up to $18 for a whole large cake. 

Pure Pandan also has other chiffon cake flavours, from a luscious Valrhona Double Chocolate (from $2.40) to the Durian D24 (from $2.20). If you’re not big on chiffon cakes, or just want to try something new, go for their pandan swiss rolls. Aside from the standard combo of Pandan Kaya (from $7.50), the stall also has a Pandan Black Sesame (from $8.50), where a thin pandan sponge is wrapped around a nutty black sesame cream.

Address: 264 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058813
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 8pm
Tel: 6588 5788
Pure Pandan is not halal-certified, but they do not use pork or lard.

2. Ah Ma Homemade Cake 

pandan castella cake - ah ma homemade cake
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Ah Ma Homemade Cake made a name for themselves selling castella cake, as well as their riff on Basque burnt cheesecake known as “chao ta” (Hokkien for “burnt”) cheesecake. While the Original Castella Cake ($9.30) is a firm fave, their Pandan Castella Cake ($12.30) comes a close second. Light, ultra-fluffy, and laced with notes of aromatic pandan, this is one to try if you prefer your cakes on the lighter end.

Also, for those who don’t know, chiffon cakes are cousins of Taiwanese-style castella cakes, like the one Ah Ma Homemade Cake sells. The latter, however, is much more pillowy, almost jiggly, with a cloud-like texture. Chiffon cakes are fluffy, but don’t have the same lightness that castella cakes do.

Address: 60 Paya Lebar Road,  #B1-46, Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051
Opening hours: Daily 10:30 am to 9pm
Tel: 8133 8508
Ah Mah Homemade Cake is not a halal-certified eatery.

3. Rich and Good Cake Shop 

rich and good cake shop - pandan swiss roll
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Rich and Good Cake Shop is best known for their variety of swiss rolls, but they also sell chiffon cakes too. You can get their Pandan Chiffon Cake (from $4.67), available as smaller individual cakes, or in larger cakes for sharing. These are light, fluffy, and infused with a delicate pandan flavour. Otherwise, for something a little different, try their Pandan Cheese Swiss Roll ($11.22), a unique pairing between fragrant pandan and sweet, indulgent cream cheese.

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Rich and Good Cake Shop is not halal-certified, but they use Muslim-friendly ingredients.

4. Bengawan Solo 

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A guide to the best pandan cakes in Singapore would not be complete without mentioning Bengawan Solo, which many regard as the OG pandan chiffon cake seller. Its legacy dates way back to the founding of the brand; in fact, it was one of the first few items on the Bengawan Solo menu. We know the recipe is made with fresh pandan juice, whole pandan leaves, and fresh cold-pressed coconut milk, but little else is known about the cake’s makeup, and how it gets its signature fluffy mouthfeel. A slice is priced at $1.90, while a whole cake will set you back $20. This pandan cake is so popular, it has also become something tourists will buy as a souvenir when they visit Singapore!

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Bengawan Solo is not a halal-certified eatery. 

5. Galicier Confectionery 

galicier confectionery - pandan chiffon cake
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Galicier Confectionery in Serangoon is a longstanding neighbourhood bakery that has heaps of old-school charm. They’ve got a wide range of affordable, traditional bakes, ranging from cream swiss rolls to cream cakes, doughnuts to kueh, as well as chiffon cakes. Their signature Pandan Chiffon Cake ($8) recipe sees the batter flecked with desiccated coconut for texture, and also a coconutty hint that plays off pandan’s characteristic flavour. The pandan leaves they use are also sourced from local producers! They also have a newly opened outlet at Punggol, which sells the same pandan cake and more of their popular bakes.

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Galicier Confectionery is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. Sinpopo 

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Sinpopo Brand specialises in Peranakan fare and locally-inspired bakes. If you know someone who loves pandan cake enough to want it for their birthday, then the Sinpopo Pandan Kaya Cake (from $40) comes highly recommended. This cake features gula melaka sponge layered with fresh coconut cream and a custardy pandan kaya. Sweet, but not overly so, and balanced with notes of pandan, palm sugar, and coconut, this cake hits the spot.

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Sinpopo is not a halal-certified eatery, but their cakes have no pork or lard.

7. PrimaDeli 

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You may associate PrimaDeli more with their pandan waffles, but the homegrown bakery does a decent pandan chiffon cake too. They have close to 40 outlets across Singapore, so you’ll be able to get your hands on a slice or a whole cake pretty easily. The pandan notes here are subtle and the sponge is moist, with an airy crumb. Overall, this is a light treat that makes it hard to stop at just one slice. Each cake is priced at $14.90 for a large size. They’re also halal-certified.

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PrimaDeli is a halal-certified eatery.

8. Love Confectionery 

love confectionery best pandan cake singapore
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Another traditional bakery beloved by West-siders is Love Confectionery. While they’re more well-known for their layered sponge cakes, especially their bestselling Peanut Cake ($1.50), the Pandan Cake ($1.50) here is worth trying too. It’s slightly denser than your average pandan chiffon, but not so heavy you won’t be able to polish off a couple of slices with ease. Definitely try out more bakes from their sponge cake range, as well as their filled buns, priced at $0.60 each.

Address: 122 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-60, Singapore 150122
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 6pm, Sun 11am to 12pm
Tel: 6278 2385
Love Confectionery is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. HarriAnn’s Nonya Table 

harianns best pandan cake
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HarriAnn’s Nonya Table is a franchise well-known for their Nyonya kueh, but they also have a few pandan cakes on their menu, sold whole or by slices. There is the standard chiffon option (from $2.25) if you want something simple, but we recommend indulging in a slice of Pandan Kaya Fudge Cake instead. Priced at $8.40, each slice comprises a pandan kaya cream coating rolled in desiccated coconut, light pandan sponge, and a double-boiled, gooey pandan kaya fudge between layers. It’s not too sweet either, making this a good pick for kids and the elderly.

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HariAnn’s Nonya Table is not a halal-certified eatery but does not use pork or lard.

10. The Hainan Story Bakery

hainan story bakery - swiss rolls

The Hainan Story has multiple outlets islandwide, but for bakes, you ought to check out The Hainan Story Bakery at Hillion Mall. Get your hands on their Mini Swiss Rolls (from $10 for four), which include an Ondeh Ondeh roll that stars a pandan sponge rolled around a generous core of gula melaka cream. Mix and match this with their other flavours, from Oreo to Red Velvet and more.

Address: 17 Petir Road, #01-15/16, Hillion Mall, Singapore 678278
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 9pm
Tel: 6970 8191
The Hainan Story Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery

Pandan cakes in Singapore you must try

Now you know where to get the best pandan cakes in Singapore, check out our other guides to local sweet treats too. This includes our traditional bakeries guide, and our ranking of the best waffles in Singapore.

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Featured image adapted from @thefluffypao, Sinpopo, Ah Ma Homemade Cake, and PrimaDeli

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