Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rainbow Kuih Lapis


"Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high. There's a land that I dream of once in a lullabye". Each time I look at a Kueh Lapis, I would be reminded of this song from the Wizards of Oz. This is such a lovely traditional cake, made out of a mixture of rice flour/tapioca starch mixed into coconut milk and steamed one layer at a time. To be considered successful, you must be able to tear out the individual layers. If they stick to each other, then you will know immediately that the cake is a failure. I am really happy with how my Rainbow Kueh Lapis turned out and everyone whom I shared the cake with gave it a thumbs up for its nice springy texture. Nine layers of vibrant colorful sweet cake Photobucket Passed with Flying Colors Photobucket


Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Do you share your recipes? I am particularly interested in the strawberry bar recipe. http://mycookingescapades.blogspot.com/2009/06/berry-nice-strawberry-bars.html


Sulotus said...

Hi there! I'm actually in the process of making this dish right now. :) Unfortunately, this is my second time making it and it's turning out as unsuccessfully as the first. Can you share some tips on your cooking process?

The recipe I'm using asks me to put the mixture in a steamer. I did so and the layers became somewhat firm, but were gooey on top (no matter how often I wipe the pot cover) and never became translucent except for just around the edges, as I know rice flour usually does when cooked. Also, I steamed the progressive layers longer and longer, but they're still gooey and uncooked. I'm determined to get this right eventually, and some tips from you to get such beautiful, evenly cooked layer would be very helpful. Thanks!

Rusti said...

Hi Solutus
Can you send me your email address?

Rusti said...

Please email your contact.

CheezyHeart said...

Thumbs up Ginny, Look beautifully done :)

I'd also love to hv ur recipe on the lapis kiuh if possible?.
Many thks inadv


BeerCrusader said...

Beautifully done. MInd sharing the recipe?

Thanks in advance.


Anonymous said...

so niceeee . Can share your recipe ?

Thanks muchie:)

Anonymous said...

Ginny, I love the kuih lapis!
Can you share the recipe with me?

Thanks in advance.

Kay said...

Hi there, this is Kay the one who wanted the strawberry bar recipe http://mycookingescapades.blogspot.com/2009/06/berry-nice-strawberry-bars.html

My email is kexcell@gmail.com


clems said...


The kuih lapis looks awesome! Do you think you can share the recipe?


thanks so much in advance! =)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I would love the recipe for your Rainbow Kuih Lapis. It looks beautiful.
My email is : lim.jan@gmail.com

Thank you!! :)

foodiesluv said...


I have always luv to eat the sweet rainbow kuih Lapis. Am interested to try out the recipe. Would u mind to share it with me? =)

email add: peichingpc@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi ..... could you please share your kuih lapis recipe with me ???

email: vegiemite8@gmail.com

Thanking you in advance.


dana said...

omg...i been looking for a recipe tht makes kuih lapis like this. can u share the recipe? my email is purplecrystal2@yahoo.com


Sophia said...

I would love to try making this kuih lapis cos your kuih lapis really can peel layer by layer which is how I eat it. I hv tried making before but not successful eventhough I tried a few times. Care to share with me @ sopiahexxa@yahoo.com.sg

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tazyspin said...


Can you share your rainbow lapis recipe with me? My email add is tazyspin@yahoo.com.sg