Thousand-layer cake (lapis legit)
- March 2019
- Serves 16-20
- Hands-on time 1 hour 20 min
This Indonesian thousand-layer cake, also known as lapis legit, is fittingly named for its many layers. It’s spiced with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg and drizzled in a final layer of rum and ginger icing. Georgina Hayden says:
”Lapis legit, a Dutch-influenced Indonesian cake, is one of my favourite cakes (‘lapis’ means ‘layers’ in Indonesian and ‘legit’ means ‘rich’ or ‘sweet’). It’s a spice-laden batter that’s baked in fine layers to stunning effect. It takes a little time but I think it’s worth the effort.”
- 24.1g (14.1g saturated)
- 36.2g (27.4g sugars)
If you have a particularly fierce grill, only heat it to medium-high.
The finished cake will keep for 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature.
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