Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Indonesian Layer Cake

I'm a great fan of Indonesian Layer Cake.

Yes... it's an extremely sinfully fattening cake that will shoot your cholesterol level sky high because it contains lots and lots of egg yolks. The proportion of egg yolks in the recipe makes up at least 70-80% of its entire content! These cakes are not cheap... mainly due to the fact that it's very labour-intensive as they are baked layer by layer.

Anyway, the best cakes still come from Indonesia, of course (duhh) although we can get similar ones here (from bakeries or supermarkets). Somehow the spices they use there are more fragrant and they have mastered the technique as their cakes are always very moist, spongy and richly well-flavoured.

There are many good Indon bakeries that sell fantastic layer cakes. So far, I have tasted great ones from Kartika Sari, like this Prune Layer Cake...

Another popular bakery in Indonesia is Holland Bakery which has outlets all over Jakarta and other cities.

So, if you happen to visit Indonesia, do try Holland Bakery's Layer Cakes - they are really yummy!
Do you know of any other good bakeries for this Layer Cake? If so, please recommend!


Christy said...

I don't know, hehe...wait for your recommendation yeah:)
Prune layer cake sounds very unique....for Ramadhan, maybe they can consider date layer cake hor;)

babe_kl said...

i loved them too.

btw it's not only the yolks dat made this fattening, butter as well. they spread each layer with butter after baking!!! sinfully delicious

PureGlutton said...

christy: I'm sure they have dates layer cakes too!

PureGlutton said...

babe_kl: Yeah, funny how the things we love are always sinfully fattening - sigh!

Anonymous said...

anyone know to make this?