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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Lapis Cheese Cake




Ingredients:

100 gm. Cake flour
380 gm. Butter
120 gm. cream cheese
100 gm. sugar
16 egg yolk
3 egg white
100 gm. sugar
2 tbsp. rum or brandy

Method:

(1) Cream butter, cream cheese and 100 gm. sugar till creamy.
(2) Add in egg yolks one by one making sure that it's thoroughly combined before adding in the next egg yolk.
(3) Add in 2 Tbsp. rum and mix thoroughly.
(4) Whisk egg white with the other 100 gm. sugar till soft peak.
(5) Fold in egg white into the butter mixture, alternating with the flour.
(6) Grease and line a 7" square tray.
(7) Grill cake layer by layer till finish.
(8) Last layer turn to oven temperature and bake for 15 mins.
(9) Remove from oven, leave to cool on wire rack.
(10) Slice and serve.

64 comments:

Sally said...

wow this looks wonderful!!! just like spekok lapis!

Irene said...

Aunty Yo,
Is this recipe from 'Layered Cheese Cake' Book?

Anonymous said...

Hi yochana,

Thanks for posting this recipe..but i don't have rum/brandy right now. Can i omit it?

Rgds, Mei

yochana said...

wow Mei,

I took so long to look for this recipe. Nevertheless, managed to post it for you.

Irene, no this cake is not from the Layered cake book.

Sally...happy baking.

rgds

yochana said...

Hi Mei,

forgot to tell you that you can omit the rum or brandy thingy...

rgds

Irene said...

Aunty Yo
HHmm.. Then I should try. Maybe I can sprinkle some shredded cheddar cheese. That will be double cheessyy...woooo. delicious. Will try and let you know the outcome, Aunty.

yochana said...

Wow, irene...good idea!!

rgds

delia said...

aunty,
sorry very sua ku, one question to ask u, set to what temperature for grilling? after grilling, then set to what temperature to bake? thanks!

yochana said...

delia,

I used "Baby Belling" oven to bake my lapis.

NO. 4 to 4 1/2 for grill and oven temperature is at 175c.

rgds

Anonymous said...

hi yochana,
i did try normal baked lapis cake.the problem is when i turn the whole layer cake,the batter all poured out.juz to clarify with you,i preheat the oven 150degrees for 15mins,then i put in my baking tray of batter,the skin has darkened,inner part not cooked yet.how? i realized the oven i used(new rowenta oven)baked v fast,inner not cooked.what should i do? i am upset dat it turns out like that.

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

150C is too cold for baking. I suggest you use at least 170C. Grill the lapis layer by layer. Every layer, you use a skewer to prick onto the cake and press lightly and if some of the batter oozes out, then it's uncook. Put back into the oven, cover with an aluminium foil and continue baking till cooked. You have to time yourself and see how long it takes to get one layer cooked. It's important that every layer has to be cooked before you pour in the next layer otherwise you'll get a whole piece of lapis uncooked and the batter will ooze out and leak all over. Keep trying...don't give up.

rgds.

Dizzy said...

Hi Lucy,

When baking Lapis do I have to press it with the lapis press. I read a blog it mentioned that. Please help.

Cheers.
Sophia

yochana said...

Hi sophia,

Yes , you can buy the lapis presser. It comes in either a rectagular shape or one-sided round shape. Price the surface with a skewer then lightly press with the lapis presser on it. The idea is to make sure the cake sticks to each other.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Lucy,

Just finished baking this Lapis Cheese Cake half an hour ago. The taste is great!
BUT any idea why my layers are not as clear as yours? Did I not bake enough for each layer?
I did made sure every layer was cooked before I proceed, is the timing that makes the difference?

One of the layer actually had a bubble in the center, how can I make sure the layers will be smooth and even?

Thanks,
angeline

yochana said...

Dear Angeline,

As long as your lapis is cooked and taste heavenly, don't care whether it's clear or not. For every layer , try using a satay stick to prick on it and then use a lapis presser to press out the air. Sometimes a little bubbles here are there are unavoidable. I sometimes do have them too. So don't worry...it's normal.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

Thanks, will try get the lapis presser from PH and try with the Pandan Layered Cheesecake.

My colleagues all had good comments on this recipe.
Thanks for sharing!

Angeline

yochana said...

Hi Angeline, keep up the good work.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana

My oven has no individual temperature control for the upper or lower heat. Do I need to increase the oven temperature while grilling or still remain at 170 to 180C?

Rgds
HSL

yochana said...

HI HSL,

for lapis cake, first layer use top and bottom heat till turn to grill (top heat only) and grill all the layers one by one till finish. It is a must to use grill for lapis otherwise if you use oven heat the bottom half of your cake is going to more brown and dry and they normally bounce on top if oven heat is applied.

rgds

Jane can bake. said...

Hi Aunt Yochana,
I tried this Lapis Cheese Cake over the weekend. The result was simply good! I followed your instructions closely, and even followed those in the comments. It's really good. But my layers don't stick together and a bit moist. Does it help if I put it in the fridge? Was it because I didn't "grill" long enough? But the top was really black liao. :p Thanks for your attention.

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

May I know which model of baby belling you're using? I'm thinking of getting an oven but I'm extremly confused. I'm thinking about the new baby belling model or Rowenta, do you have any opinion on this? Did you leave the window open to make this lapis cake?

Thanks for answering my questions

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

May I which model of Baby Belling you used? What's your opinion on Rowenta and the newest Baby belling with the glass window. Did you leave the door open while making the lapis cake?

Thanks so much for answering my questions

yochana said...

Hi,

I have 2 baby belling and they are about 25 years old and still going strong. What model is that huh? I also don't know leh.. Now babay belling has glass windows? Wow..that's really tempting. Mine has no glass door.

Rowenta? I'm so sorry I've not used it before.

rgds

yochana said...

Hi anonymous.

Baby belling is really good for Lapis. I used the grill to bake and leave the door open (3/4 way).

rgds

Anonymous said...

where did you buy you belling oven? reply to me at chloe_yong@hotmail.com

Chloe

yochana said...

Hi Chloe,

I bought mine 25 years ago. I saw it once in an electrical shop in Jalan Kayu, next to Thesevi roti prata shop.

rgds

Elaine said...

Hello aunty yo,
got a few questions..
1) if i wanna make normal lapis, do i omit cream cheese?
2) so i first use top and bottom heat to bake the first layer, then subsequently turn to top heat? and when i'm done with all layers, turn to top and bottom heat for 15 mins?
3) lastly, how do i agar the thickness of each layer? scared spread out too thin.

thanks aunty yo, in advance! :D

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Elaine,

(1) use a lapis recipe without cream cheese like lapis speckok.
(2) correct
(3) each layer about 4 to 5 Tbsp. of the batter depending on the size of the cake tin. Or u can weigh the batter for every layer.

rgds

Elaine said...

aww. thanks aunty yo!
do u hv speckok in ur recipe box though?

Aunty Yochana said...

Yes Elaine, the lapis speckok recipe is in the cake index.

rgds

jenjen said...

hi Aunty Yo,
i'm interested to try out this recipe but i only have conventional microwave oven at home. could i use it to bake this cake? pls advise.. :)

Aunty Yochana said...

hi jenjen,

I've never tried using a microwave oven..so can't comment.

rgds

Anonymous said...

hello,
is your baby belling the white color one? can i know the temperature for both the right and left of the oven? coz mine the no. is all gone and i dunno waht temp it is..pleassee help.

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anonymous.

The left is for the grill , turn the knob horizontally and it'll be around No. 4 whereas the right hand side is the oven temperature and if the knob is horizontally straight, then it's about 175C.
I hope we are talking about the same model.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty

I'm Elaine, I lov baking cakes, and I'm so happy to find your web. I got a question abt 1 of your recipe Lapisan Cheese cake, I would like to know the oven temperature for baking this cake, can u tell me?

thanks......:-)

Aunty Yochana said...

HI,

Use 175C to bake.
You need to use grill for grilling each layer.

rgds

addie said...

hi aunty yochana,

may i ask if this recipe can be steamed instead of bake?
tq

Aunty Yochana said...

hi addie,

I've not tried steaming this, so I cannot comment.

So sorry.

rgds

newbaker said...

Hi, I'm really new to the baking world..and planning to try on this recipe .. But I don not understand some of the terminology.. What does it mean grilling? Does it mean jus leave in oven for certain time?

Aunty Yochana said...

hi newbaker,

grilling - use top heat.

rgds

Rita said...

Hi Aunty,

I was recommended to your blog by some frens. Im really amazed and impressed.

BTW, I tried baking the lapis cheese cake today and it turned out really well. FYI, I omitted the rum but added some lemon zest. The taste was superb!

2 thumbs up to you Aunty and thanks for sharing.

Rita

Rita said...

Hi Aunty,

I was recommended to your blog by some frens. Im really amazed and impressed.

BTW, I tried baking the lapis cheese cake today and it turned out really well. FYI, I omitted the rum but added some lemon zest. The taste was superb!

2 thumbs up to you Aunty and thanks for sharing.

Cloudy said...

Hello Aunty Yochana!
I was finding recipe for my school work and I've found your blog. All your cake is very amazingly nice and look specialand different from others. I've never seen such beautiful cake before! Did you make every cake yourself? Do you sell them? How u make that colourful layer thing inside the cake?? I am so curious...
From Claudia

Anonymous said...

Dear aunty,
16 egg yolk is equals to how many grams ah?and 3 egg white is how many grams ah?can i assume egg yolk to be 4oogm and egg white 150gm?or just take all 60gm eggs and do separation from there?
hehe...sorry ah...the eggs problem always trouble me...my sister lah..she love this cake so much...keep pushing to make her one...tapi...i belum success yet..
Thanks aunty...
Regards
Syl

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi syl

1 egg yolk = 20 gm
1 egg white = 40 gm.
1 egg = 60 gm.

the rest you have to use a calculator.

rgds

Rachmah Setyawati said...

You're one of my inspirations to bake , Yochana...

You're such a creative person in baking.

One day, I'd like to practise this recipe, as I do extremy like cheesy cakes.

Thanks for sharing your creativities with us.

Addie said...

aunty,

i tried this recipe and it came out good, although not perfect. thanks for such a delicious recipe. i always read thru all the other comments and see your replies to get more baking advices :), yet still, i have a few questions to ask u though.

1. Is rum paste similar to imitation rum? i actually used 2 tbsp of it and my cake came out bitter with 'medicine' smell coz of the rum paste. other than tat, my cake was good :)

2. my 2nd question is actually related to lapis speckok. i tried it last nite, and i followed ur methods carefully, maybe a little too careful. my cake texture was very spongey when it was done. Is this due to overwhipping of the egg? i whipped the egg whites till stiff - forming a J when i turn the whisk over, and then added in the yolks one by one. But i realised while blending the yolks and the whites together, many air bubbles appeared. Did i overdo them - resulting in such a spongey/airy texture? and the egg smell is quite strong too.

3. Lastly, you said use normal baking mode for the last layer for about 15 mins. May i knw what do u mean by normal baking mode? Is it with the top and bottom heat? Or the one with the fan mode? My oven is a FAGOR, and there's one with just the fan, and the other the fan with the top and bottom heat.

Sorry aunty i post so many questions at one go. Hope you knw wat im talking about :) hehehe

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Addie

The rum that I used is a liquor. Myer's rum or any rum. The imitation rum is not a liquor, so u can only use 1 tsp. of it.

For lapis speckok, u don't have to overbeat the egg white but even if you overbeat it, it's still fine. Just stir a little more. As for the eggy smell, add in more lapis spice.

Normal oven heat is top and bottom heat. I don't use fan mode.

rgds

Addie said...

HI aunty

thanks for ur reply. appreciate it so much. i tried baking the cheese lapis again last nite, ommitting the rum this time. and it turn out well! :) very happy with it, and my colleagues love it too. thanks for sharing ur recipe. looking forward to try more other recipes soon =)

nazia said...

hi ...

i have always been a fan of kek lapis & never get a chance to do it tho until recently purposely get another over with grill function.

I would like to know which function grill shud i use since my rowenta oven have 2 grill function. appreciate if you are able to enlighten me further.. tq

PS: love ur blogs :)

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Nazia

so sorry I've never used a Rowenta before and I don't use fan mode for all my baking.

rgds.

Jacqueline said...

Aunty,

Whisk is using manual or can use electric mixer.

Jacq

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Jac

I normally use electric whisk but if you don't have one, use your hand whisk.

rgds

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Jacqueline

both can be used...either manual or electric.

rgds

storm said...
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storm said...

u think the recipe can accommodate 8" pan?
can the cake flour be substituted with plain flour?

thanks!

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi

Yes u can use an 8" square pan and u can also sub with plain flour. No problem at all.

rgds

storm said...

one more question.

i ran out of non-stick baking paper i really really feel like baking now.
u mentioned grease and line the pan, is it the bottom only or sides as well?
can i grease and line the bottom using aluminium foil just grease the sides?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Storm

Please do not use aluminium foil to line your tins. You have to use greaseproof paper or silicone paper. Just grease the bottom, no need to grease the sides.

rgds

donna said...

Hi Yochana

I made the Lapis Cheesecake following all your instructions but the cake turned out abit tough and oily, in fact more kueh like. The taste is great but why is it so oily? Overbaked? Thanks for your kind advice. Would like to give it another go next week.

Anonymous said...

Aunty,

I hv a Baby Belling oven at home. The grill temp is set to 4 right? And I need to keep the door ajar whilst grilling? Roughly how long it takes to grill each layer?

Tx!

DianShan said...

Just a question on Grill function. I have a portable oven that doesn't have a GRILL function on it. However, it does have the ability to switch between Top, Bottom or both heat. Is that the same as grilling if I switch to TOP HEAT only? Or am I still using oven heat even when it is TOP HEAT only?
So 1st layer I use Top and Bottom heat (oven heat) and subsequent layers use GRILL (top heat), then last layer switch to Top and Bottom heat again at the same temperature?
Thanks!

putra said...

after reading this article, so want to learn to cook,I like food delicious and I hope can cook every dayCrispy Chilli Chicken + Steamed Stuffed Chillies + Spicy Pickled Vegetables + Bean Sprout Rolls With Spicy Sauce + Spicy Pickled Radish + Braised Carp With Hot Bean Paste + Chicken Curry + Fish Fillet Curry + Spicy Sesame Chicken + Beef Curry + Hot And Sour Papaya Slices + Spicy Fried Cuttlefish + Crispy Fried Prawns + Stir-fried Spicy Chicken + Stuffed Pickled Cucumber + Chicken In Chilli Oil + Spicy Bean Sprouts + Black Pepper Spare-ribs + Stir-fried Beef With Chillies + Pickled Winter Cabbage

Anonymous said...

Hi auntie,
I have been looking this recipes for very long time, well...I am trill to try it :) my question is what kind of sugar did u use? Just regular white sugar or powder sugar? And did you put concentrated milk? Actually I got r recipe from one girl that she has been successfully baked this cake and posted on her blog. .her cake looked very nice and I read she mentioned a concentrate milk.so I just curious.
Thank you auntie.