The cake that ended my frustration... Lapis Surabaya
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This is one of the cakes which i managed to bake on the very same day of my open house.. honestly i didnt plan to bake this cake as i had wanted to try out a new recipe fm one of the baking books which i had bought fm jakarta.. cake turned out to be a disaster.. err well to me that is.. mom .. up to date .. still doesnt understand why i had to cut half of my cake into small slices out of frustration where the only part which was not "pretty" in my eyes was the butter sponge cake part.. u see.. that cake consisted of three layers.. brownie at the bottom.. layer cake in the middle and butter sponge cake for the top layer.. i will definately try to bake it again till i get it right and guess what the name is of my first disaster cake?? Brona cake! grrr
Anyway after the head banging session and the stomping of feet session and the cursing session in my kitchen a day bef my open house, i decided to not try out the same recipe since i couldnt afford to waste any more time and eggs.. i thought why not bake lapis surabaya.. not only is it easy to prepare.. it doesnt use as many eggs and also one of my all time fav.. instead of using one of my tested recipes in my blog.. i decided to try out a new recipe.. (arghhhh whats up with me and new recipes!) started preparing at 10pm only to end up with another disaster which was beyond my control! blahhh... blunder no 2! u dont want to know how frustrated i was... i threw away the last two layers... clingwrapped the first layer.. switched off my oven... cleaned up my kitchen.. took out my lontong which had been boiling for 3hrs and took a shower.. sholat and went straight to bed..
The next morning right after sholat.. i baked it again using the same recipe.. knew exactly what went wrong and did it the right way... u see i trust my instinct when it comes to baking.. i know when the recipe will work or not.. in this case i knew what went wrong.. this baker probably has a big oven to be able to bake all three pans in one go and hence she can get all layers perfect.. i had to bake mine one at the time and while baking the first layer.. my second and third layer batter deflated urgh!
30 egg yolks
6 egg white
30g full cream milk powder
25g corn flour
300g butter - melted
1 tbsp cocoa paste / 20gr cocoa powder - i used valrhona and toffieco chocolate paste
Vanilla essence or rhum bakar
250g jam - i used raspberry jam
1. Whisk the eggs & sugar using high speed, until sugar dissolves.
2. Add emulsifier and continue to whisk.. lower ur mixer speed and add in dry ingredients.. turn to high speed again and continue to whisk till thick and fluffy.. 3) Fold in melted butter making sure ur batter is well mix..
4, Divide batter into three parts.. add cocoa powder in one part..
5. Pour white batter into a greased 24x24cm baking pan and bake it for abt 25mins on 160C.. do the same to the other two parts..
6) Once baked.. take it out of ur pan immediately.. once cool u can spread jam of ur choice on every layer.. press it down lightly and wrap ur cake with clingwrap.. place in ur fridge for half an hr bef u slice em..
NOTE: Pls if u do wanna try out this recipe i wud advise u girls to do it in three parts.. meaning divide this recipe into three.. prepare ur batter for first layer and while its in the oven u prepare the second layer.. that way ur batter will not deflate while waiting to be bake.. err u get what i mean?? hehe
Recipe adapted fm Lapis surabaya green tea by Rachman Setyawati