Friday, January 04, 2008

Indonesian Spiced Layered Cake


Something sweet today, it's da Indonesian Spiced Layered Cake. Bought it all da way from Indonesia, da Cake is also well known as "Kek Lapis" Indonesia. It's a gift from fiance's cousin and I must admit that it's a very beautiful dessert. I remember that when were in Bali 2 years ago, we were given a chance to sample but never bought it home so I absolutely feel happy when now that I don't need to go all da way to Indonesia to savour this sweet looking Layered Cake. I heard that there are many versions of "Kek Lapis" and to be truthful, you can easily find it in Malaysia too but in different style and different taste too. This one, from Indonesia, da Cake has Prune topping and as you can see from above, each layer is well baked. Very rich in flavour with heavy texture, I bet there must be lotsa hard work and one must have patience to bake da Layered Cake. Anyone know da secret of baking "Kek Lapis"? I would love to have da recipe.. ;)

23 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i absolutely adore the kek lapis..now that my uncle works in jakarta, they get those home made ones..1 block is RM 100pls but it is so goood!

yammylicious said...

cake lapisan! guess that real delicioius ya.. aww i guess that's hard to bake it thou.. =) no worries i knew tat u can do it..

Precious Pea said...

I have the recipe, let me get it scanned and email it to you next week, pls remind me ok? I saw the recipe and got turned off. Cos they use lots and lots and lots of egg yolks. So i was wondering if i do it, what to do with the egg whites. Hahaha..you try and let me know.

Honey Star said...

Leng Lui!! when did you cut your fringe? I love it! OOooo and i adore Kuih Lapis...spicy and sweet! yum yum

ekeng said...

Oh...Kek Lapis used to be my fav cake..It reminded me about my childhood.My mum always bought it for us with an Indonesian auntie.

wenching & esiong said...

Happy New Year to you!!

Wow, this looks delicious! Haven't tried that before, hope to try that out someday!!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I love Indonesian Layer Cake! And yours looks gorgeous! Wish I could have a bite! haha.

Baby Princess said...

Sis Mei Yen!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your loved one too!!!

I miss your updates so much!!!
I don't have much time to blog either. ;P

Wishing you a greater year ahead!!
I love you!

Cutie said...

Hmm.. Indoneasian Layer Cake is good but it's fattening. Dare not take too much. And to make this cake requires a lot of effort and hard work. That's why the cake is not cheap at all. Well, good luck in making. I will not be making this cake definitely as too much work needed to be done...

sc said...

i lurveee kuih lapis..but u sure u wanna make kuih lapis? need to bake, layer by layer..depending on recipes, some are cooked in wok..rolling the wok and adding the layers bit by bit...tedious lor..

MamaBoK said...

I love kueh lapis.. ;) what's the blue thingie.. on the cake.. MY...??
I hear it's alot of work.. i love the ones with prune.. :)

Nicholas Chan said...

i think the last time i had kek lapis was during my primary school. but i can still imagine the taste. =)

~Christine~Leng said...

spiced layer cake? have not try it before ;) sounds authentic. hehe..
made with lotsa spices? i wonder... ;)

ai wei said...

this is an elegant looking kek lapis. used to have this during youngs. think i must get track down some to have them recall my childhood memories. thanks ya~

Big Boys Oven said...

I had some of this similar spiced layered cake.... oh so gorgeous and so rich!

Jackson said...

hehe...i love this layered cake too and i love to eat it together with "tongkat ali coffee" LOL!

Rasa Malaysia said...

Mei Yen, I love Layer Cake, too, and you can get very goods one in Penang, the next time you go there, you can buy back to KL instead of going to INDON or wait for the cousin. LOL.

Everytime I go home, I always ta pau back to US, can keep in the fridge. Here is the info: http://www.rasamalaysia.com/2006/09/wake-up-and-smell-layer-cake.html

MeiyeN said...

joe, this "kuih lapis" from indonesia is soooo soooo expensive but nevertheless, it tastes so good! =)

yammylicious, i doubt so i can do it cause is been so long i never baked :|

preciouspea, thank you so much! hope i can make it.. guess practice makes perfect but i know need lotsa time to practice lol..

honeystar, didn't really cut my fringe but i permed my hair 2 months ago :p

ekeng, yahyah.. msian kind is less flavourful which i think it's quite okay also! =)

wenching&esiong, oh yes you must cause it's sinfully yummy!

lyricallemongrass, guess we were lucky since fiance's cousin bought it home! =)

babyprincess, same to you! miss your updates too.. so don't stop blogging yah! ;)

cutie, O_o fattening? oh my god, i had so much!!!! :|

sc, sounds really hard! O_o maybe when one day i don't need to work... that will be that day! lol..

mamabok, da blue thingy is da prune! ;)

nicholas, wow.. that's cool! you can still remember da taste after so long? i bet da one you had must be real good!

christine, haha that i don't know cause i have yet to see da recipe but it's really lotsa hard work :)

aiwei, you are most welcome! :)

bigboysoven, i am pretty sure you guys can bake this.. surely as easy as ABC right? when can i taste it? hehehe..

jackson, whoa... must be with tongkat ali coffee? lol..

Christy said...

MeiYen gonna learn this for CNY or for wedding?:D *winks*

ling239 said...

other than this the lemongrass cake also very good ~ ^_^

KampungboyCitygal said...

drools..i miss kuih lapis so much..some kuih lapis is just so oily that i couldnt mouth it down

teckiee said...

hehehe just came back from indo. bought 3 boxes of kek lapis back too =) worth the carry back

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