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Traditional Layer Cake

Author: Alisha R
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Course: Dessert, High Tea
Cuisine: malaysian
Keyword: how to kueh lapis cake, how to make layer cake, malaysian layer cake, malaysian layer cake recipe
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Calories: 416kcal
Adjust Servings Here: 10 slices
Soft, fluffy, moist and full of flavor, this Traditional Layer Cake is worth the effort. Perfect for tea parties and loved by many, this recipe has the right balance of ingredients. It is a combination of moist vanilla layers combined with the dark and delicious mocha layers


  • 230 grams salted butter room temperature
  • 70 grams castor sugar
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 80 grams all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons condensed milk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 70 grams castor sugar
  • A pinch of cream of tartar
  • mocha paste use all of it as mentioned in the above mocha paste recipe
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a bowl, beat egg whites and a pinch of cream of tartar. Add 70 grams of castor sugar and continue beating till stiff peaks
  • In another bowl, combine the egg yolks, butter and 70 grams castor sugar. Beat well until light and fluffy
  • Add the condensed milk and continue beating
  • Add the flour and mix well. Combine with the egg whites mixture. Mix well
  • Divide this batter into 2 equal parts. Add the mocha paste in one part and vanilla extract in the other. Mix well
  • Pour 70 grams of the vanilla batter into a baking dish lined with parchment paper, spread it evenly, tap and bake for 7 mins on grill mode. The top of the cake should turn light brown and the cake layer should feel firm. Remove from the oven, use a toothpick to remove any extra air bubbles and press the cake layer with a cake smoothner or smaller square baking dish to make sure the cake layer doesn't rise anymore. Brush on some butter onto this layer and then pour the batter to form the next layer
  • Continue baking 2 layers of vanilla batter, then 2 layers of mocha batter till you consume all the batter. At the end of baking the last layer change the oven setting to bake mode (top and bottom mode) and continue baking the cake for 8-10 mins. To get a more detailed view of these steps look above the recipe card in this post under HOW TO BAKE EACH LAYER OF THE CAKE STEP BY STEP
  • Cut pieces of the cake once completely cooled

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Nutrition Information
Serving: 100g | Calories: 416kcal

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