Lapis Sarawak is the Malay name for Sarawak Layered cake with unique patterns
of interlaced of tasty layers and variety of flavours, popular serving during
festive season and special occasion among Sarawakian and also visitors.
Sarawak layered cake with it elaborate pattern and variety of tasty flavour is not only popular among the local but also among visitors as gifts or for own consumption.
You can get the cake in ordinary layer or with different patterns, motifs or shapes. Each cake layer is tastefully interlaced with various flavours in between the original recipe and the modern taste.
The cake got its name from its multiple layer taste and presentation, it must have at least two (2) colours. Among the ingredients for making this cake are flour, butter or vegetable oil, milk, eggs and other ingredients required for the desired flavour.
The mixture is thoroughly mixed either manually or using electric mixer. Special moulds are used for cake that required elaborate design and patterns to maintain a perfectly layer thickness.
The multiple layers and patterns is achieve by pouring a thin layer of different battered flavour on top of each one another before the cake are baked. You can get vanilla, chocolate, orange or strawberry flavour or a combination of any one of them.
Different baker has different style and presentations. Some have more elaborate patterns and motive, while others preferred simple multiple layer style.
The cake is either baked in oven or microwave depending on the quantity and requirement. Majority of these cakes that are sold in the market are baked in oven.
A baked cake has a high, firm texture and the layers are fastened together with jam or a similarly sticky sweet substance.
Layer cake Pua Kumbu, Layer Cake Terendak, Layer cake Batik Sarawak, Panah Asmara and Lapis Puncak Kaseh are just some of the name given to the types, patterns and motives from the many cake being offered by different bakers in Sarawak.
This Kek Sarawak are available at many of the souvenir shops and stalls along the Main Bazaar in Kuching, the Satok Market and bakery outlets and also store at the airports in Sarawak. You can also get them online directly from the bakers as some of them have online store.
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