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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Rainbow Lapis Legit

Whenever I wanted to bake any cake that I have never baked before, I always start off reading the recipe carefully to avoid blunder later and sometimes after reading numerous times, it end up failure upon completion of my baked.  Well, even in baking, true to the facts that "practice makes perfect".

When Rima of Bisous A Toi posted this Lapis Legit Rainbow, I was so full of admire with the layers as well as the rainbow colours of the Kek Lapis!  I believe you will too!  I have never bake a kek lapis before because I was so 'scare' of the layers by layers that you need to attend to it.  And Rima has made me brave myself to go ahead to bake this for my first time as well as using such vibrant colours in my bakes.



Rainbow Lapis Legit
Recipe adapted from Rima

Ingredients

(A)
700g eggs (about 12 eggs)
450g sugar (I add in only 420g)
18g emulsifier
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp milk paste (I don’t have this, so I put another ½tsp vanilla extract)

(B)
325g cake flour

(C)
400g margarine
300g butter

(D)
½tsp spekkeok powder
Prunes (I didn’t add in)
Colouring : purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red


Method

Grease and line the bottom of pan only.

Whisk butter till creamy, and set aside.

Whisk ingredients (A) till fluffy.

Add ingredients (B) in and beat again till well blended.

Add ingredients ©, and beat till combined and blended.

Weigh batter, divide into 13 portions (number of layers).

Part 1 : (7 layers) – add spekkoek powder in.
Part 2 : (6 layers) – add the colors.

Once ready, pour about 156g spekkoek batter to baking pan (1st layer).  Bake it for 10 minutes, then change it to grill mode.

Pour in the 2nd layer (purple color).
This is how the layers should be :  plain, purple, plain, blue, plain, green, plain, yellow, plain, orange, plain, red, plain.

Add the prunes (if you are adding it) to last layer and bake it using grill mode for 5 minutes before changing to bottom heat for 5 minutes.






If you have baked kek lapis before, I believe you know how tasty and delicious a "Kek Lapis" (Layers Cake) is.   This is why to buy Kek Lapis is very costly. 



I nearly couldn't make it to the last layer, because my 8" pan is not deep enough.... Sigh....if I were to bake this again, looks like I have to get another baking pan..... my pantry no more space to put.......

See the top layer..... so thin layer.... 

Ooh.....I am so tired now........  only 13 layers I am calling tired.....Imagine to those who bake for 20 over layers!!




                       I am submitting this post to Malaysian Food Fest
                      Sarawak Month hosted by Sharon of Feats Of Feasts







23 comments:

  1. CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Wendy,
      Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you........! LOL!!!

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  2. My o my...
    Somewhere over the rainbow...and at the end if it...there lies Mel's beautifully layered kek lapis legit :)

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    1. Hi Lisa
      Thanks for your sweet compliments! Needs rainbow to brighten up once in awhile.....

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  3. Good job Mel! Nice maiden lapis u have there! Even my maiden piece didn't look that good.:)

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    1. Hello Faeez,
      No too bad eh......being my maiden kek lapis though still way far to perfection comparing to yours of different flavours kek lapis. Thanks for your compliments and it sure does given me alot of encouragement too.

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  4. 很漂亮的彩虹千层蛋糕呐!
    做这个要很有耐心hor...

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    1. Hi Qi Qi,
      Thanks for your compliments and sweet words. Baking kek lapis needs alot of effort that is what I think and also alot of patience too.

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  5. Hi Mel, well done! Your lapis is perfect and love the rainbow color. Very nice layer. Yes, it's very time consuming, I've not bake this for the past one year. Now that I see your, my hand itchy already. LOL

    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Hello Amelia,
      Thank you for your compliments...words of encouragement to me as well! Baking kek lapis is indeed time consuming as well as needed good patience. I would love to see you baking kek lapis again.

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  6. Somewhere over the rainbow... Way up high...

    haha... The lapis reminds me of the song...

    Well done, Mel!

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    1. Hi Chef and Sommelier
      Ha..ha...I loves this song.....everyone know how to sing this song.
      Thank you for your compliments.

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  7. OMG Mel, your kek lapis is so so so beautiful! Well done! You must be very proud of yourself; I know I am.

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    1. Hello Minty,
      Good day to you!
      Thank you so much for your beautiful words of compliments here! You flatter me....hee...hee....

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  8. Beautiful, Mel! Beautiful! I love your colourful kek lapis. You have done it so well, so patient to bake layer by layer. Just thinking about it I already feel tired :) Well done!

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    1. Thank you for your compliments! :-)

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  9. Your handwork is pay off, your kek lapis look so neat and look lovely, well done Mel.

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    1. Hi Sonia
      It is tiring to bake kek lapis but of course kek lapis is yummy. Will bake it again but the normal kek lapis.

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  10. Bravo, Mel, bravo! Very pretty rainbow kuih lapis! I always salute to friends who would spend so much of time & effort to make kuih lapis! All the layers are even & they look very colourful!

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    1. Hi Jessie
      Thanks for your lovely words od compliments... I'm in beaming wide smiles already. :-)

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  11. Holy Molly! Mel... this is one of the most beautiful cake I've seen!!! My kids will scream for joy if they see this cake! My gosh... you are amazing. It looks soooooo gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Nami for your sweet compliments. You flatter me... Yes, the rainbow colors really attractive. :-)

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  12. Hi Mel,
    OMG!Your Rainbow Legit Lapis Cake is so Awesome.
    You must be really proud of yourself when you cut the first slice and see the beautiful rainbow colour in it...^^
    You did it so beautifully. Well done.
    mui..^^

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