Sunday, 21 March 2010

Kaya Layer cake

Posted by Sweeter side of life at 16:59:00

I've been baking and eating furiously lately! Haha i can't get enough of it ;)
I have to go for regular jogs from now on. I have never tried making kueh lapis before and this is my first attempt. The first layer shrunk by more than i expected! Luckily it is masked by the subsequent layers. I have to give myself some applause for the first attempt which is pretty succesfully. I have to thank Wendy for the recipe she posted on her blog.

I did modify the recipe just slightly as i didn't like my cake too sweet

makes a 9 inch x 9 inch square cake

*Preheat oven at grill mode(only upper heating element) at 220 degrees celsius and put greased pan into it to preheat as well


450g salted butter, soften

200g brown sugar

10 eggs

330g Kaya(Originally was 400g)

4 Tbs Milk powder

240g Cake Flour

1/2 Tsp Pandan Paste (Originally was 1 Tsp)


1) Cream butter and sugar till pale and fluffy

2) Add eggs one by one, only adding after egg has been absorbed into the batter( It will take a long long time to finish, just too many eggs)

3) Mix in kaya

4) Add in milk powder and sift in flour*

5) When fully incorporated, divide to 2 equal portion

6) Add the pandan paste to one of it

7) Take a ladle of green batter and spread evenly, tilting the pan

8) Repeat with priginal batter, lighlty pressing out any air pockets

9)Repeat till there are no more batter

In conclusion, this cake is a bit oily after baking. Next time when i bake, i may consider reducing the butter by 50g. Flavour wise; pretty good both my parents liked it. The crumb is very tender, probably due to the oil.

2 comments on "Kaya Layer cake"

wendyywy on 23 March 2010 at 02:25 said...

Thanks for linking my post to ur blog.

The layer cake is very well done. Nice layers. I'm glad u liked the cake.

Actually most of the layer cakes I see calls for 500gm butter. But since my butter comes in 225gm per block, I just went with 2 blocks=450gm. Different brands of kaya comes with different weight with different levels of sweetness. Do what suits ur tastebuds best.

Anyway, am really glad that it turned out well for u.
I will really appreciate it if u can drop a comment on my blog regarding this recipe. Please leave ur post link in the comment too, so that others may come and visit your blog.

sweetaeration on 28 March 2010 at 10:23 said...

Thank you for dropping by! I love your blog and this recipe was really good :D


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