Indonesian Spiced Layered Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes

    one 20-23 cm

    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

This Dutch recipehas been popular in Indonesia for so long that we now regard it as our own, and serve it as a treat for Lebaran (the end of Ramadan) as well as at Christmas. Its Indonesian name lapis legit roughly translates as ‘scrummy layered cake’. The Dutch name, spekkoek, is also still used in Indonesia. It is a very rich cake and should be served in small, thin slices, which are easier to cut if you make your spekkoek in a square tin. These slices are delicious when served as petits