Updated: Apr 13, 2021
When you think about Kueh Lapis, you imagine a square cake, with layers that taste of delicious tradition. Originally from Indonesia, "Kueh" meaning bite-sized cakes and "Lapis" meaning layered. From Suharto to Jokowi, brilliant idea of a cake often loved by the highest echelons of the Indonesian society.
Every cake can take hours to complete, baked layer after layer using a rich batter made of egg yolks, flour and butter. For the Asian Chinese, this delicacy has several auspicious meanings, the thin multiple layers of this Nonya cake are known to symbolise longevity and also represents 步步高升 (bu bu gao sheng) meaning "Rising every step of the way".
Then comes LapisRoll, a total relook at how the traditional cake can enjoy a transformation for a more contemporary update. Jennifer uses the same delicious batter and bakes a long layer to be rolled into a beautiful Swiss-roll like tube. A cut through the cross section reveals the layers in a tightly wound up swirl that comes reveals three flavours of "Original"at $28, "Prune" or "Cranberry"at $30 each.
Every ingredient used from the fragrant spices, creamed New Zealand butter, to top quality eggs and finely milled flour tastes of your Mum's effort to make sure you only enjoy the best ingredients she's able to find.
It looks perfect as a gift with the cake placed snugly in a sexy black box with gold stamping and the cake wrapped in a wax paper held together with a gold sticker. Just remove the plastic wrap from the cake a simple slices to around 8 to 12 pieces to make great accompaniment with tea or coffee.
The cakes are baked fresh without preservatives, so make sure it is placed in the fridge after you receive it. LapisRolls can keep for up to 2 weeks chilled.