February 01, 2013

Prune Layer Cake ,, 黑枣千层糕

Layer cake is a must for me for Chinese New Year. Ever since i learn how to make my own layer cake i make them every year to serve my relatives and friends who visit us.
华人新年真的很多好吃的东西都能吃的到. 其中一样呢, 就是千层蛋糕. 
自重学会了烘烤千层糕,就每年都一定要有他..嘻嘻!!
我呢, 过年一定要有千层糕. '步步高升' 的意思..:D
This is the first Layer cake recipe that i learn from a Malay friend. It is a Sarawak Prune Kek Lapis. (Sarawak Prune Layer Cake) She is so kind to share this wonderful recipe with me.
This prune layer cake is moist, soft and with the prunes between the layers this layer cake taste even more delicious :p
这个就是我第一次学做千层糕的食谱. 是位马来朋友跟我分享的食谱, 砂劳越黑枣千层糕. 她非常肯分享, 真的很谢谢她. 这黑枣千层糕的蛋糕体很细幼, 口感好又不会太干. 再来,每隔开几两层再放上黑枣条, 可好吃的很. 甜甜带微酸.
 是个给初学者的好食谱. 当然对有经验做千层糕的朋友更好更简单呢.. :D

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #27: Through Thick and Thin – Kue Lapis Classics hosted by Sam of Sweet Samsations 

and to
Chinese New Year Delights 2013, hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover.



Sarawak Prune Layer Cake
Recipe source: Kak Rosnah

Ingredients :
**ingredients arrangement edited on 2 Feb 2013..^^

(A)
10 egg yolks
6 egg whites
8 oz castor sugar
7 oz Hong Kong flour
2 tbsp ovalette
1 tsp vanilla essence (optional)
2 oz cold water

Ingredients :

(B)

15 oz unsalted butter (i used golden churn)
4 tbsp condensed milk

1  pack of 'sunsweet' pitted prunes (cut into strips)

1 - 8"x8"x3 square baking tray, lined bottom with parchment paper, do not greased the side of the baking tray


To do:
  1. Cream butter and condensed milk (ingredeints B) until pale and creamy. Set aside.
  2. In another (ingredients A) mixing bowl add in egg yolks, egg white, sugar, ovalette, hong kong flour, vanilla essence and cold water, beat until fluffy and thick. (Thick like the mixture of beaten sponge mix mixture)
  3. Mix (1) into (2). Divide into 3 times to mix in and blend well.
  4. Divide mixture into 2 equal parts. One part add a little green coloring and the other part leave plain.
  5. Preheat oven on top and bottom grill for 5 minutes.
  6. Spoon 5 tbsps of plain mixture into baking tray and spread evenly. Put into oven on TOP GRILL for 5 minutes...this is my oven time. If you are using your oven you may observe the time that suits yours from the look of your cake when it is brown on top means it is done.
  7. After the first layer, take out from the oven. Spoon in 5 tbsps of green mixture and spread on top of the first layer and arrange prunes on top. Top grill for 5 minutes or until the layer is brown. 
  8. Repeat the same process until all the mixture is used up.
  9. Leave the cake cool in the baking tray. When it is cold unmould it slice and Serve!!   
 **Wrapped cake in cling wrap and another aluminium foil wrap can be kept in fridge for 3 weeks and in the freezer for 1-3 months.






Hope you will enjoy this as much as i do~
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42 comments:

  1. Oh, I would like to pay you a visit during CNY so I can be serve this yummylicious layer cake. Your layer cake looks really so perfectly baked and the layers are well even.

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    1. Mel,
      Thanks for compliments :)
      Sure can...come visit me,
      in CNY I still have a few other Kek lapis to serve.

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  2. This one I like!

    I wanted to do a horlicks layered cake for this month's Aspiring Bakers, but I have been sick for the last 2 weeks, and today is already the last day. Nevertheless, gonna bookmark this for later. 10 egg yolks only, not too fattening, hehe :)

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    1. Hi Bee,
      I hope you are recovered by now and as good as new:)
      I like this recipe because its needs only 10 yolks..lol
      Do try this in future!
      mui

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  3. Wow Mui Mui! I think it is more difficult to make layer cake of different colour because any inconsistency in the layers will be very obvious. But you made this so well it does not look like a virgin attempt!

    Well done!

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    1. Hi Alvin, t
      Thanks for compliments.
      This is not my first attempt.
      I mean I first started to learn how to make my very first Kek Lapis with this recipe. :D

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  4. Can i pay you a visit during CNY? lol

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    1. Sharon,
      Sure can. Come..come ..lol

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  5. Mui,这千层糕做得很漂亮,层次分明,15层叻,你真的好有心思哦!

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  6. Hi Mui Mui, I'm coming to your house, please save some for me. LOL
    Look so good and the layering so neat and tidy. 2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a nice day, regards.

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    1. Amelia,
      Thanks for compliments .
      Will save some for you ..;D

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  7. mui mui, you have done this very beautifully! See, so many people want to come and visit you. I also want to tumpang so that I can taste your delicious cake :) Better make another one hee..hee...

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    1. Phong Hong,
      Come..come I have a few more other flavor Kek Lapis...heehee

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  8. 饼干看到怕现在看到千层糕心情也好~~~~~好美!千层糕

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    1. Girl,
      哈哈。。谢谢你!

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  9. Oh gosh, Doreen, so beautiful.

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    1. Mich,
      I saw your Kue Lapis too. Yours are so nicely done. Can we exchange ..lol

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  10. Doreen , I'll drop by later , okay ? lol Your kek lapis looks really delicious ! It's beautifully made as well :) Great job !!!

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    1. Anne,
      Thanks for compliments
      What time you come, I will wait for you ..lol

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  11. OH WOW! This is a stunning kuih lapis! I'm really impressed by the lovely colors & love the layering ! Simply awesome ! So can I join Amelia & Anne for a cup of tea & a couple of slices of this yummy kuih! :D hehehehehe

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    1. Hi Kit,
      You gorgeous ladies are all welcome..i will get ready tea or coffee ..loll
      Thanks for the good words.

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  12. Hi Mui Mui, I'm Sarawakian too. Therefore I know kek lapis is a "must have" in Sarawak during CNY and Hari Raya :)
    Your kek lapis is super impressive!!! Do you take any order? hehehe...

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    1. Hi Esther,
      Oh! You are Sarawakian from which part of Sarawak?

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  13. No wonder you still made this though you are super busy now, hahaha! This is very labour intensive yet yields such a pretty-yummy cake. Your relatives and friends are blessed to have you around! 新年快樂!新年快樂!

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    1. Jess,
      I must have this Lapis Kek every CNY. I will have about 4-5 types ;p
      One cake takes about 2 hours to grill..:D so I will do 1 cake in a day.

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  14. Love your kuih lapis recipes which requires less amount of egg yolks, wish i can try this out soonest and Thanks to your Malay friend who kindly share this lovely recipe!

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    1. Sonia,
      Yes , I like this less yolks version too.
      Less yolks mean less cholesterol and less fat..lol I guess in CNY we do put on extra inches to our waistline :p

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  15. wow doreen! this is very impressive, just a few days ago i saw mich also making one kuih lapis! i really admire both of your cakes, they are perfect looking and i'm sure this is also a very tasty one!

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  16. Very nice cake..i plan to bake it this Friday..

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    1. Hi MeRy,
      Yes yes, do bake this you will love it!
      mui

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  17. Dear Mui Mui.. I just realised that I haven't commented on your lovely lapis yet! Pls excuse my absent-mindedness! I can't believe I haven't told you how pretty this is! I love the pandan flavour you infused in here! Every layer is grilled to perfection! I believe your lines are even straighter than the ones you see sold at certain bakeries! Wonderful job! And thank you for your submission!

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  18. Doreen, very impressive with your layer cake.

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  19. I m wondering could I hav recipe in Chinese ? miss this much since long time din bek to Sarawak ...

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  20. 請問有中文食譜嗎?

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    1. Hi December,
      我将会上另一个kek lapis的食谱。
      会特别为你加上华文食谱哦!
      So stay tune :D

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  21. 请问我可以不要放青色色素吗?

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  22. Hi Tavia Haw,
    您可以不放青色素的。
    就用原味的做也很美的。

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  23. hi,请问要用多少度烘烤呢?😄

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  24. hi,请问要用多少度烘烤呢?😄

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    1. Hi Regine,
      My oven is a multifunction mircowave oven. The top grill function is set to 250C. I can't adjust at all so I follow what I had and adjust the grilling time.
      If you can adjust your top grill temperature you can adjust to 200C.
      Hope this does give you some help.
      Happy baking!

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