Thursday, March 20, 2008

Surabaya Cake

Yellow Cake:

10 egg yolks
100 gm. sugar
1/4 tsp. Vanillin Powder
125 gm. melted Butter
a pinch of salt

60 gm. cake flour - sieved
1/4 tsp. baking powder

Chocolate cake:

5 egg yolks
50 gm. sugar
1/8 tsp. vanillin powder
65 gm. melted butter
a pinch of salt

10 gm. cocoa powder
20 gm. cake flour
1/8 tsp. bicarbonate of soda

Any Jam for sandwich : Raspberry / Strawberry / Pineapple / Butter cream
Some raisins (optional)


(1) Whisk egg yolks, vanillin and sugar till thick and creamy.
(2) Fold in fold mixture and melted butter with a spatula.
(3) For yellow cake, pour into a 9" square tin and for chocolate cake, pour into a
9" x 5" tin.
(4) Bake for 20 mins. at 175C.
(5) Leave to cool completely before sandwiching them together. Cut the yellow cake into half, making 2 pieces of yellow cake.
(6) Spread some jam or butter cream on the yellow cake. Sprinkle some raisins then top with the chocolate layer. Spread jam or butter cream again, sprinkle raisins and top up with the 2nd yellow cake.
(7) Slice and serve.

Note: This cake has very little flour. Fold in the flour lightly.


Jasmin said...

Oh my god, I've been trying to learn how to make this Lapis Surabaya cake for ages but I was never able to find a recipe for it. Really hope you can share this recipe Aunty Yochana!

Thank you in advance. :)

tau said...

The Surabaya looks yummy! Can get the recipe, pleeease? :)

Yuri said...

Hi aunty, my friend told me about this surabaya cake which she tried from a retired chef. However, it appears to be a secret recipe. Hope you can share yours soon. Thanks!

n2inpink said...

dear aunty yo,

yummy yummy!
looks super soft !!


Sophia said...

Lucy, I tried to make this a few times from a recipe book but each time I failed. I have no idea where I went wrong or is it the recipe itself??? Could you please share the recipe to see if I'm successful with the recipe you used. Thanks & regards.

n2inpink said...

aunty yo,

are you using buttercream to "stack" the lapis surabaya?

looks yummy yummy yummy!

Anonymous said...

is this surabaya cake from indonesia aunty?

yochana said...

Yoo Lee,

I baked this myself.


yochana said...

Yes n2inpink,

I used Buttercream. You can also opt for Jam.


Anonymous said...

Aunty, I have been interested in baking this lapis surabaya. SO far I have not found the recipe yet. Hope you do not mind sharing your recipe with us, Please....... Aunty.

Thank you very much.


n2inpink said...

dear aunty yo,
in jakarta, it's also very popular to "stack" the lapis surabaya using pineapple jam... yummy!

during my CNY holiday in jkt, my brother brought lapis surabaya which is only two layer, white & chocolate, instead of buttercream, they apply chocolate ganache and sprinkle with some raisins (soaked with rum).

hm... u makes me drolling abt lapis surabaya.... going to make it tonight.. after work :)

thanks & takecare!

yochana said...

Hi n2inpink,

I did sprinkle raisins (but never soak in rum)....will do that the next round. I just used hot water to plump it up.

Will take note of your tips.

Thanks and rgds

Anonymous said...

ups, edit my Q aunty, is this surabaya cake from indonesia which you baked yourself? :)
I know you baked all yourself aunty, that's why I adore you ^ ^

diana said...

hi aunty...another yummy2 cake. hope u can share the recipe. thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana

Did you make the buttercream or buy it ready-made? If you made it, could you share the recipe?

yochana said...

Hi Shirlyn,

The Butter cream recipe is already in my blog.

Have fun.


Yuri said...

thanks aunty for posting the recipe!

Lilee said...

Hi Lucy, I did this cake for my mum last month for Mother's Day. The smell was heavenly when I took it out of the oven. She loves it and thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us.

Anonymous said...







yochana said...

Hi mother-of-4

Yes you probably could have overmixed your yellow portion. Egg yolks are used in this recipe to give the cake the softness.

You only need 1 layer choc and 2 layers yellow and that is why I gave the different sizes but u can use two 9" sq if your batter suffice then slice accordingly.

As for steam huat's a very bullying type of kueh. As what you've mentioned, sometimes smile and sometimes it doesnt'. For Wa kok kway, it depends on your fermented rice - whether it's properly fermented or not. Sometimes also due to mixing or your Eno is not working anymore. Sometimes eggs also play a part...not fresh enough. So there are many factors to unsuccessful huat kueh which you have to practice and know where you went wrong. Even I sometimes gets huat kueh that doesn't smile.


Iwan Ketch said...

lezaat... delicious...

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

Just want to know, if I cant find Vanillin Powder. Possible to skip this ingredient or not. If not, any replacement for this or not.


Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Linda,

you can use vanilla essence instead or just omit it, no problem.


Anonymous said...

Hello :)

Can I ask the yield of this recipe? Good for how many persons? :)

Thank you :)

Rumah Dijual said...

thanks this post

Anonymous said...

When to add in flour? Instructions didn't mention.... Thanks!

Roti BEE Beeandco said...

kue kering renyah, berbagai roti enak , cakes lezat berbagai variasi, roti lucu untuk anak