A healthier version of the traditional Kek Lapis.
Original recipe shared by Daniel Leong.
200g butter (as a personal preference, I use salted butter)
6 egg yolks
60g castor sugar
50g almond powder
100g plain flour
1tsp lapis spice*
1tsp vanilla extract
60g castor sugar
6 egg whites
*these ingredients are optional. I added them as I wanted a distinctive kek lapis taste.
- Preheat oven at 240C.
- Grease and line 6” square baking tin.
- Sieve flour with lapis spice. Set aside.
- Beat butter with 60g sugar until fluffy, then add in yolk, one at a time, until well combined.
- Add milk, vanilla & rum until well combined.
- Mix in sieved flour mixture & almond powder until well combined. Set aside.
- Beat egg whites until foamy, then add in remaining 60g sugar gradually, and continue whisking until attained firm peak.
- Fold in meringue mixture into yolk mixture.
- Change your oven to ‘top heat’ mode.
- Using a ladle, transfer 2 scopes to the baking tin. Using the back of a spoon/spatula, level the batter. Sent to bake for 3-5mins, or until the top turns brown.
- When the first layer is down, remove from oven and transfer baking tin to a heat resistant surface. Using a lapis press (I don’t have one, so I used the back of a frying spatula), lightly press down the cake surface to release any air bubbles. Then repeat step#10 for the next layer.
- Repeat the step#10 & #11 until you finish all the batter. For the last layer, keep the cake in the oven for extra 10-15mins, or till the top turns to desired brown.
- Once baked, remove and leave to cool completely on cooling rack.
Original recipe shared by Daniel.
This is the lapis spice that I used.
Egg whites to be beaten till firm peak.
My final batter.
I used this ladle.
Level 2 scope of batter for each layer.
First layer baked.(I should have bake them for few mins longer to get it more browned!)
When I was baking the first few layers, I used the back of a small baking tin (the size of a muffin) to act as my 'press'.
Once it got higher, I used the back of a frying spatula to press down each layer.
I'm using a conventional oven. Selecting 2 Level Convection Bake for top heat mode.
Baked and done! I love the brown top!
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