02 November 2011

Indonesian Layer Cake ( With Recipe )

Last Saturday was my kid's graduation and awards day. As usual, made a layer cake and some peanut cookies to thank the teachers. :))

I find the layer cake quite moist and soft, unlike the usual ones that are quite dense. About the taste, yums... Fragrant and not too sweet. :)

Ingredients :

 200g caster sugar
125g plain flour
340g butter - Churn Butter
10 egg yolks
4 egg whites
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp 5 spice powder
1 tbsp brandy

Method :

Grease and line bottom of an 8" x 8" cake tin.
( Do not grease sides of tin )
Preheat oven at 180C, top and bottom heat.

Sift flour, baking powder and 5 spice powder together. ( twice )

Cream butter till soft and fluffy.

Whisk egg whites and vanilla till soft peak.

Gradually add sugar till stiff peaks form.

Add yolks one at a time, beating well between each egg yolk.
Add butter and beat till well incorporated.
Fold in flour, baking powder and 5 spice powder in 3 batches.
Stir in brandy.

Spread about 5 heap tbsps ( 140g ) of mixture onto a greased cake tin.
Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, top and bottom heat till golden brown.

Press batter gently to release any trapped air to have a firm cake.

Shift to grill function from second layer onwards.
Repeat till all batter is used up.
( Second layer onwards will take about 5 minutes )

If there are bumps occurred during baking, use a cake tester to prick it.
( to have beautiful layered done )

Finally, invert cake immediately after removing from oven to cool.
Remove baking paper also.

Beautiful layered cake.:)

The gifts for the teachers. :))


  1. never tried making kuih lapis..dont know why, got the impression that it involves a lot of work and time especially doing the layering! you got a nice cake here!

  2. Yes Lena, it's quite time consuming though. Guess it's the grilling part where we need to watch the browning and pricking those bumps too!!

  3. Takes so much patience to make but yours look gorgeous!

  4. I never dare try to make this cake. This don't get along well with impatient people like me. Your layer cake looks so professional.

  5. Thank you so much for your kind comments Quay Po. Do give it a try, u might find that it's well worth it when you taste the cake!! :P

  6. I made this cake once only, not sure when i will try again, because this is too time consuming, hehehe..

  7. Cannot say that I don't agree with u Sonia. I will only make this cake on special occasions or when my kids requested for it, haha.

  8. I've never tried baking this, too labour intensive. You did a good job and oh, thanks for visiting my blog. Hope to see you more often!