Agar Agar Rainbow Cake

Preparation time

1 Hour

Cooking time

20 Minutes

Serves

6

Watch this video to learn how to make our childhood favourite dessert, agar agar, with a modern twist.

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Always fancy a slice of rainbow cake but afraid that it is too overwhelming? Magdalene See teaches you how to make the healthier version of rainbow cake with agar agar. Easy and quick to make, they are also Instagram worthy!

Ingredients

10
grams
Agar Agar Powder
, for the coconut layer
800
milliliters
Water
, for the coconut layer
200
grams
Sugar
, for the coconut layer
200
grams
Coconut Milk
, for the coconut layer
2
Pandan Leaves
, for the coconut layer
10
grams
Agar Agar Powder
, for the coloured layers
1
Litres
Water
, for the coloured layers
200
grams
Sugar
, for the coloured layers
2
Pandan Leaves
, for the coloured layers
Food Colourings
, violet, blue, green, yellow, orange and red, for the coloured layers

Directions

For the coconut layer: Place water, sugar, pandan leaves and agar agar powder in a pot and heat until it boils. Turn the heat off and stir in coconut milk. Remove pandan leaves.
Set aside to cool slightly (but not set).
For the coloured layers: Place water, sugar, pandan leaves and agar agar powder in a pot and heat until it boils. Turn the heat off, remove pandan leaves and set aside to cool slightly (but not set).
Separate mixture into 6 small cups, and add the different food colourings into each cup.
Using a 1 tbsp measuring spoon, ladle the jelly into cups, alternating between the coloured layers and the coconut layers. Wait for each layer to set before adding the next layer.
Chill and serve.

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