Since hubby started to frequent Indonesia in his business trips, I've asked him to get some kueh lapis (layered cake in Bahasa Melayu or Bahasa Indonesia) for me. He checked the airport but it was kinda expensive, so in his subsequent trip, he got his business partner in Jakarta, Indonesia to get him some. The kind partner got him not one but two types of kueh lapis. He got them from Nyonya Guat but he told hubby this is not the famous one. So maybe I'll only get the best one some other time.
Kueh Lapis is a rich cake consisting of thin alternating layers of batter made of butter, flour, eggs and sugar, piled on top of each other. Each layer is laid down and baked separately, making the creation of a kueh lapis an extremely laborious and time-consuming process. They have varieties too but those spiced kueh lapis that I've tried before is really lovely. The aroma is simply Heavenly.
This is the plain kueh lapis, very very rich and buttery in flavour. Pretty oily and moist. A small tiny slice served with a cup of tea would be the best way to savour this rich cake.
This one with the flowery pattern is actually the prune version.
Look... there are even slivers of prunes in between the layers.
This prune version is also very rich and buttery but kinda weird to have prunes since we're so used to the plain version. Next time, I want the spiced one, ok, darling?? Thank you *muaks*