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I get very excited with all the baking weeks before Hari Raya Puasa (Lebaran). After all, according to most, I bake the best Kueh Lapis (also known as Kek Lapis, Kueh Lapis Legit, Spek Koek, Spekkuk) in the entire clan! Kueh lapis is a traditional Indonesian layered spice cake that's not-so-healthy with lots of butter and egg yolks.

 

A good kueh lapis should be moist with a subtle touch of mixed spice and "paper-thin" layered. I must say that kek lapis is extremely time-consuming to bake but it's really worth the effort when you see smiling faces admiring the thin those super thin layers.....mmmmm......

 

Kek Lapis Recipe

Ingredients:

360 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature

10 large egg yolks

5 large egg white

180 grams castor sugar, separated

½ teaspoon cream of tartar

4 tablespoons fresh milk

60 grams plain flour

3 teaspoons mixed spice

 

How to make kuih lapis

1. Beat butter until creamy; set aside.

 

2. Beat egg yolks with 90 grams sugar.

 

3. Beat egg whites with remaining sugar till still peaks form; add cream of tartar.

 

4. Add egg yolk mixture to butter. Add milk and flour; stir to mix well.

 

5. Next, fold in egg white mixture into egg yolk mixture. Add spice and mix well.

 

6. Heat grill to moderately hot. Line a cake tin and grease well.

 

7. To start the first layer, put in 2 tablespoons of cake mixture into cake tin and spread evenly with the back of a spoon.

 

8. Grill for about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove cake tin from grill, gently prick cake surface with a tooth-pick and press lightly with an aluminum presser.

 

9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 for subsequent layers until the cake batter is used up

 

10. Remove kek lapis from cake tin and allow to cool on a wire mesh.

 

Well done, now relax and admire your efforts!

 

*For non-halal kueh lapis, you might want to add 2 tablespoons rum or brandy to the cake mixture.

 

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