Spekkoek (Lapis Legit)

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 16-20




  • Preheat broiler.
  • Line the bottom of a buttered 9" springform pan with wax paper and butter the wax paper.
  • Optional Chocoate layer:
  • Melt chocolate and 3 tablespoon butter and mix to blend, set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream 2 sticks butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Beat in eggs yolks a few at a time.
  • In another large bowl, using clean dry beaters, beat the egg whites with the salt until stiff. Fold into yolk mixture. Fold in flour.
  • Divide batter between two bowls.
  • Mix the spice mixture together.
  • Add the spice mixture to one bowl of batter and mix in well.
  • Pour about ½ cup of the spice batter into the pan, spreading to form a thin (crepe to pancake thickness) layer. Place pan under a preheated broiler (oven grill) for 2 minutes, or until the layer is firm and very lightly browned. Spread ½ cup of the plain batter over the top and broil until firm. Spread the optional 1/4 cup warmed jam if using. Repeat layering spice batter then plain batter then spread 1/4 cup melted chocolate topping with the spice batter. Be careful spreading the batter. Broil till lightly browned following with plain batter and repeat till all batter and fillings are used.
  • Let cake chill to firm chocolate and jam, then remove from pan. Bring to room temperature.
  • Sprinkle top with confectioners sugar. Serve in thin slices.