Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cream Cheese Lapis Legit & Surabaya Layered Cake

My last egg yolk laden yet delicious cake for this year's Chinese New Year :)

The lapis legit layer used cream cheese, while the lapis surabaya is the original version
It's a heavenly combination that's rarely seen, even in Indonesia

Recipe for cream cheese lapis legit is from Bisous A Toi

What you need:
(recipe below is what I made: 1/3 recipe)

70g butter
50g cream cheese
45g sugar
5 egg yolks
2 tbsp sweet condensed milk

45g sugar
75g egg whites (from 2.5 eggs)
a pinch of cream of tartar

60g hongkong flour
1/4 tsp baking powder

  1. Preheat oven to 18degC. Grease 20cm square pan and lightly floured
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar til fluffy and light
  3. Add in egg yolks one by one til well combined. Add in sifted flour
  4. In another bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar til foamy. Gradually add in sugar til soft peak
  5. Add in egg whites mixture into the egg yolks mixture and mix til combined
  6. Divide batter into six
  7. Bake each layer using top heat only til browned. Brush the top layer for each layer after baked
  8. Bake the last layer using top+bottom heat for 10 minutes
  9. Remove from oven, let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack

This lapis legit is more to drier type - due to the egg whites used
It goes well with lapis surabaya cake which is very moist, but I don't think I'll eat it on its own

Now, the recipe for lapis surabaya is from NCC (Natural Cooking Club)

What you need:
(for 2 layers)

20 egg yolks
200 g sugar
250g butter, beat til soft and white
100g plain flour

  1. Beat egg yolks and sugar til ribbon stage. Off mixer
  2. Add in beaten butter and fold in using rubber spatula
  3. Fold in sifted flour, also using rubber spatula
  4. Divide batter into two. Mix in one part of batter with 1 1/2 tbsp chocolate emulco
  5. Pour on two 20cm square pan and bake in preheated oven of 180degC for 25 minutes or til the tester skewer comes out clean
  6. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes in the pan before transferring to cooling rack

  1. Place the yellow lapis surabaya layer cake at the bottom. Spread strawberry jam on top
  2. Top with lapis legit cake. Spread the top with straberry jam
  3. Top with the chocolate lapis surabaya layer cake on top
  4. Cut the sides for presentation

Such a rich cake, yet you can't stop at one! Yummy!
Super sinful indulgence, but it's so forgiven, it's once a year thingy!

I'm submitting this post to:

* Aspiring Bakers #27: Through Thick and Thin – Kue Lapis Classics hosted by Sam of Sweet Samsations
* Chinese New year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover


  1. Alice, your cake is driving me crazy! Love the beautiful layers and I wish I could have a slice :)

    1. thank u Phong Hong :)
      Pls dun be crazy LOL LOL

  2. I second Phong Hong's sentiments, looks really gorgeous!

  3. Hi Alice, wow... beautiful cake. Look so delectable and the layering is so beautiful. Great job, 2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  4. What a brilliant idea to combine this two cakes...cantik sekali kuenya dah kebayang legitnya....

  5. You are so good at lapis! Really pretty!

  6. postinganmu menghantuiku Lice....penginnnnnn...

    1. Lid, bikin bikin.... :) daripada dihantui trus kikikiki....

  7. Love the gorgeous layers, Alice, keeping this for next year!

  8. Oh my god Alice your lapis is so gorgeous!!! Looks really delicious as well, I agree with Mich, will be keeping this to try for the next Chinese New Year! ;)

  9. What an elegant look of your lapis. Beautiful layers combination!

  10. Hi Alice, I really like this and your previous Surabaya cake of yours. Hope I can bake these 'delicate and fine' looking cakes soon. Thanks for sharing.

    1. thank u Kimmy :)
      hope u will enjoy it as much as I do :)

  11. Alice, this kek lapis is too awesome. Well done.

  12. Omg omg omg!! I absolutely loooove this lapis Alice! Perfect job! So creative too! Like the different combinations :D actually it looks quite similar to a cake I've seen in a Ny. Liem's buku resep! Namanya Brona cake! Hehe. Mmmm would really love a slice right now

    1. thanks Sam :)
      Oh I wish I could have all of buku resep Ny Liem :)
      hhmmm Brona cake.. let me check it out :P

  13. Salam kenal mbak yang seperti baking mania kayak aku.
    Huwaa pertama lihat.., bikin ngiler.., lembut sekali tekstur lapis surabayanya ya mbak.., untuk lapis legit lembut dan irit telur aku udah coba bikin dan sukses!!!, kalo mau coba bisa lihat di sini:

  14. I also like both of your kek lapis recipes, hopefully i can try this out soon.

  15. Hy alice, sugarnya pake gula halus atau gula pasir? Thanks ;)

  16. Hi Alice, its liok yummo, lapis nya ga terlalu rich keliatannya ya. Tepung hongkong itu apa ya. Mentega perlu di cairkan dulu gak?

    1. Hi Jennifer, tepung hongkong itu yg biasanya buat bikin bapao... bikin cake jd lembut, pori2 nya kecil
      mentega gak prl dicairin kok :)

  17. Hi Alice,brilliant idea with this combination,looks yummy n beauty.
    Saya mau tanya, butter n sweet condensed milk kapan masukinnya?
    Thx a lot.

    1. butter dan condensed milk nya barengan ama sugar dan cream cheese :)



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