Dadar Gulung Cake Recipe

We’re excited to share with you a recipe for Indonesian Dadar Gulung that we believe will be a game changer for your taste buds. This delicacy is a popular dessert in Indonesia, typically enjoyed as a snack or after-meal dessert. We guarantee that our recipe will provide you with the perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess that will keep you coming back for more.

What You Need To Make Dadar Gulung Cake Recipe

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  • coconut
  • sugar
  • water
  • pandan
  • flour
  • egg
  • salt
  • cooking
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Dadar Gulung Cake Recipe

Dadar gulung are a popular street food snack in Indonesia. Pandan-flavoured thin pancakes are filled with sweetened shredded coconut for the perfect treat.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indonesian
Calories 239 kcal



  • 120 g shredded coconut dried (2 cups)
  • 150 g palm sugar chopped or grated, can use gula merah, gula melaka, coconut sugar or brown sugar (1 cup)
  • 125 ml water (1/2 cup)
  • 2 panda pandan leaves knotted, or 1-2 drops of pandan flavouring


  • 120 g plain flour / all purpose flour (1 cup)
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 125 ml water (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp pandan flavouring
  • 1 pic egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • vegetable oil for cooking



  • In a saucepan of medium size, add the shredded coconut, palm sugar, half a cup of water, and pandan leaves tied in a knot. Proceed to cook the filling over low to medium heat, stirring continuously until the palm sugar fully dissolves and the coconut takes on a gorgeous golden brown hue. This process should last approximately 5-10 minutes. Once done, transfer the mixture into a separate bowl and let it cool down for a while. The ingredients used for this recipe include 120 grams of shredded coconut, 150 grams of palm sugar, 125 milliliters of water, and 2 knotted pandan leaves.


  • In order to prepare these delicious pandan pancakes, begin by grabbing a large mixing bowl. Into the bowl, add 120g of plain flour or all-purpose flour, 400ml of coconut milk, 1 teaspoon of pandan flavouring, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 125ml of water. Use a whisk to whip the ingredients together until the batter becomes thin, much like French crepes.
  • Next, take a medium-sized saucepan and add a dash of vegetable oil. Place the pan on medium-high heat, and use a paper towel to wipe the oil around the entire surface of the pan. Then, set the pan aside on a plate to re-oil for the next pancake.
  • Once the pan is ready, ladle in approximately 1/3 cup of pancake mix. Pick up the pan and swirl the mixture around in a circular motion to thin it out and coat the bottom of the pan. Allow the pancake to cook slowly on one side until it turns a slightly darker shade of green all over. To make sure the pancake isn't stuck, give it a shake or two in the pan before sliding it onto a plate.
  • Now, add a few spoonfuls of the coconut filling near the bottom of the pancake. To fold the pancake, begin with the edge closest to you, lifting it up and over the coconut filling. Next, fold in each side to ensure they're straight, before rolling the pancake up to the top of the plate. For a step-by-step guide on folding the pancake, watch our video.
  • These pandan pancakes can be served straight away with ice-cream, cream, and strawberries, or they can be enjoyed on their own. Although they can be stored in the fridge for a day or two, they are best eaten fresh.


Nutrition Information:
  • Fat 13g
  • Saturated Fat 11g
  • Cholesterol 16mg
  • Sodium 190mg
  • Potassium 147mg
  • Carbohydrates 29g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 15g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin A 24IU
  • Vitamin C 1mg
  • Calcium 13mg
  • Iron 2mg
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Pro Tips for Making Dadar Gulung Cake

Are you a fan of Indonesian desserts? If so, you must try Dadar Gulung Cake. It’s a delicious traditional cake that originates from Indonesia. Dadar Gulung Cake is a sweet pancake made from rice flour, filled with coconut and palm sugar. It’s a popular snack that can be found in many Indonesian cafes, but why not make it at home?

Now that you know how to make Dadar Gulung Cake, here are some pro tips to take your cake to the next level:

Use Fresh Ingredients

Make sure you use fresh ingredients, especially the coconut and palm sugar. Fresh ingredients will give your cake a better taste and texture.

Use Pandan Leaves Instead of Pandan Paste

If you can get your hands on fresh pandan leaves, use them instead of pandan paste. Pandan leaves will give your cake a natural flavor and aroma.

Let the Batter Rest

Let the batter rest for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This will allow the batter to thicken and the flavors to meld together.

Use a Non-Stick Frying Pan

Use a non-stick frying pan to cook your pancakes. This will prevent the pancake from sticking and make it easier to roll up.

Roll the Pancakes Tightly

When filling the pancakes with coconut and palm sugar mixture, make sure to roll them up tightly. This will prevent the filling from falling out and make it easier to eat.


making Dadar Gulung Cake is easy and fun. With these pro tips, you can take your cake to the next level and impress your family and friends. Remember to use fresh ingredients, let the batter rest, and roll the pancakes tightly. We hope you enjoy making and eating this delicious Indonesian dessert!

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