By evelyn/athens on November 13, 2005
Photo by Lavender Lynn
Photo by Lavender Lynn
"A Dutch/Indonesian butter cake, best-known for being served with coffee after the ever-popular Dutch/Indonesian rijsttaffel. A good Spekkoek will have at least 12 layers or more. The heat of the grill browns the top of each layer, giving the cut cake its neat horizontal striped look. Spekkoek will keep moist and fresh in a cake tin or in the fridge for a week, well wrapped in a greaseproof paper. It can also be frozen if wrapped in a layer of aluminium foil. Because of the richness of the cake, it tends to be served in very small pieces, usually thin slices."
Serving Size: 1 (1078 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Love this cake! Super easy to make and delicious. I make it for my boyfriend....it makes me look way more talented in the kitchen than I really am! :)"
"DD is making this, by request, for a classmate's high school graduation party -- and getting paid for it! Her test run, pictured, has eight dense, springy, spongy layers and a delightfully balanced rich spicy flavor. It was fun to make and fun to watch and a true pleasure to eat. Thank you!"
"This cake was hit at a recent potluck rijsttaffel! I made it exactly according to the recipe and it worked out beautifully. My broiler seemed to be quite powerful so each layer took only about 30 seconds instead of two minutes. So keep an eye on that cake!
The layered look is so impressive - I'll definitely be making this again."
"I just tried this cake, it was exceptional and fun to make, I used homemade plum jam in the middle and a raspberry vodka syrup on top , my guests devoured and raved on and on about it . ( the syrup came from Sobeys ) Joyce"
"I halved the amount (although I did loose track of how many eggs I used - it may have been 6!) and made it in a 7 inch tin It's got a very dainty taste! Lovely!"
"My mother in-law makes a few of these every year for Christmas and gives them as gifts! She says its easiest for her to bake the layers while using a chair in front of the oven, that it saves her back!!"
"This cake had such an unusual, elegant appearance and wonderfully smooth texture, somewhere between a good custard and a pound cake! It was absolutely delicious and impressed my whole family, though it was actually quite easy to make and took much less time than I expected."
"I`m giving this a 5 star even though I didn`t make this! I made my recipe Spekkoek (Lapis Legit) that I found on line and did a couple of changes. But I just know this is very good and very similar to mine. ;)"