Duo-Trio Layers Cake (Lapis Surabaya) - The Economic Version!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lapis Surabaya

Some preggo crave for something during their pregnancy. Some are lucky enough to get what they wanted for. I was one of them. When pregnant with Bianca, 4years ago, I craved for this specific cake which require a lot of egg yolks, known as Lapis Surabaya. I do not know where it got its name from and why they pick Surabaya, a city in East Java to name it. Anyway, I got someone kind enough to make it for me at that time.
And when we moved to other town, I have no one to bake this cake, so I decided to try it on my own. But since, it was my first trial, I did not dare to use a lot of egg yolks, so I chose this economic version.
Oh, I got the recipe from here.


- 8 egg yolks
- 9 egg
- 300g fine granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 150g all purpose flour
- 1 tsp ovalet/emulsifier

- 150g all purpose flour
- 25g corn starch

- 250g melted margarine

- 1/2 Tbsp rum
- 1 tsp chocolate paste

- strawberry jam

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Mix and whisk A until fluffy. Add B and mix it under low speed. Add C and mix it well. Divide into 2 or 3 part (as you like, you may use just 2 layers or 3). Take one part and add D into it and mix it well. Pour the batter into 22x22cm cookie tin/tray which was lined with parchment paper before (you may use 2 0r 3 trays according to how many layer you like). Bake at 175C for 25min until done. Cool it off. Take one layer and spread the filling and arrange another layer on top of it. Cut edges to complete.


Cooking Gallery said...

My mum always made me lapis surabaya everytime I had my Birthday, I haven't had it for a while and is now somehow missing the taste of this cake ;).

Tuty said...


Are you able to purchase ovalette in Canada?
Love lapis Surabaya, lapis Mandarin... especially the ones with tons of egg yolks :-)

Lidia Sianturi said...

@Cooking Gallery: you may try this economic version, I hv confidence you can do it..
@Tuty: normally I hv to order from a lady that sell Indonesian product in Calgary or Vancouver.

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