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Kek Lapis Recipe

Kek Lapis is a very unique cake where spices are added in to give the sweet aroma smell. It is a very rich cake with very high contents of eggs and butter. Therefore, it is usually served in very small pieces.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indonesian
Keyword Layer Cake


  • 12 oz butter
  • 2 Tbsp condensed milk
  • 20 eggs yolks
  • 5 oz icing sugar
  • 2 oz superfine flour sifted with
  • 1.5  tsp all spice
  • 2 Tbsp brandy optional


  1. Lined and greased a 6 inch cake pan. Preheat oven at 380 degrees Farenheit.

  2. Beat butter and condensed milk till smooth. Leave aside.

  3. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks and icing sugar till pale and thick.

  4. Fold butter into egg yolk mixture.

  5. Lastly, fold in sifted flour in 2 batches until combined. Add brandy.

  6. Turn the oven to grill function. Put cake pan into oven for 1 minute.

  7. Put a small ladle ( about 2.5 oz) batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake for 5 minutes or till the top is brown.

  8. Remove from oven and and scoop the same amount of batter for the second layer. Repeat the same process.

  9. After you have finished the last layer, turn the oven to bake function. Cover top of the cake with aluminium foil and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes.

  10. Remove and cool on wire rack.