Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lapis Legit Pisang (Banana Layer Cake)

Layer cakes or lapis is never an easy thing to bake. Actually it is not very difficult just tedious. Another reason why I seldom bake this is because of the amount of eggs it needs .. So eat this sparingly if you bake one *LOL*
The original recipe you can get it from but it is in bahasa Indonesia. I have it translated and I also made some changes to the ingredients. So this is my version.
12 yolks
4 whites
230g castor sugar
110g flour
200g milk powder (original is vanilla icecream powder)
1t baking powder
400g butter
250g bananas, mashed
2T cocoa

1. Sift flour, milk powder and baking and put aside
2. Cream butter till fluffy and add mashed bananas and mix till well combined, put aside
3. Beat egg white till frothy then add sugar slowly and whip till stiff
4. Add yolks one at a time and whip till double in volume, about 10-13mins on high
5. Add butter mixture into the egg mixture and fold gently
6. Add sifted flour and fold gently till well combined
7. Line a 6x6inch pan and preheat the oven to 180C
8. Take half of the mixture and add cocoa powder, mix gently
9. Pour a ladle of plain mixture and bake for about 10min or till it browns
10.Turn the grille on and set the temperature to 200C
11.Pour a ladle of chocolate mixture into pan and level it make sure you cover the corners
12.Grill it for about 7min or till the top turns brown
13.Using the presser or the bottom of a glass, level the layer and remove any bubbles that you see
14.Pour a ladle of plain mixture and grill for about 7min or till top turns brown
15.Repeat with alternate flavours till all is finished
16.Change oven setting to 180C and bake the cake for about 10-15min or skewer comes out clean
17.Cover the pan with aluminium foil if you do not want to burn the top
18.Once baked, leave the cake in the pan for about 10mins then take it out and leave it too cool completely

Have fun !


  1. can u explain to me ya... y is grill not bake?

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