Saturday, January 29, 2011

Spiku/Kue Lapis Surabaya

It is good to know the fact that the name of this cake 'Kue Lapis Surabaya' is unknown to the citizens of the city of Surabaya, Indonesia.  So, don't go around asking about Kue Lapis Surabaya if you meet anyone from Surabaya, they will be just as blank as you are.  Ask them about 'Spiku' and there will be a conversation until the cows come home  I have seen many types of 'Spiku' and they all look great but since this is the first for me have to have a go for the original which consists of three layers of very moist and dense sponge type cake with the chocolate layer cake in the middle, sandwiched between two golden sponge cake.  Every layer require 10 egg yolks!!!!!!!.  Shocking but yes, without any egg whites, the texture of the cake is soft, moist and rich.  Good european butter added extra richness and i should say, it's a requisite.

Continue to read and for recipe HERE


Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,

I've been following your blog for a while :)

I was born, raised and spent my childhood in Indonesia. The 3-layer cake is Kue Lapis Surabaya. However, Spiku (not sure how the correct spelling is though :P) is otherwise known as Kue Lapis. It is NOT the same as Kue Lapis Surabaya. Try googling "Kue Lapis" and you can see many of its pictures :)


dinewithleny said...

Wow your kue lapis surabaya looks so moist and pretty. Just like the ones they sold in indonesia. This is one of my favourite, along with spekkoek ( kueh lapis). Thanks for sharing recipe.

lilyng said...


thanks for the explanation. like i said it is good to know

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

Lily, thanks for the background on this popular dessert :D

Happy CNY! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,

Love your web and I must been seeing thing for I thought you have a recipe for pork sung cookie. Looked all over and no where to be found.


lilyng said...


pork sung cookie? i have not made it yet, as soon as i find a recipe , i will try baking some

Anonymous said...

Apparently Susan is not from Surabaya. Whatever you want to call it, we call it Spiku period.

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