Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Spice Cake: Mouth-Tingling-Delicious.

As with anything that's delicious, butter is the key.

My mom (a white Southerner, by way of Alabama) has perfected the art of the Indonesian spice cake. Not your typical Southerner cake of choice, I might add. However, my dad is Indonesian--and this particular recipe from his native land, has become a family favorite.

A delicious concoction of mouth-tingling spices (cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon), lots of eggs, some sugar, flour, and oh yeah, a crap load of butter, are the keys to a beyond-yummy spice cake. You'll also need some patience, as each layer of batter is cooked under the broiler for 1 minute and 10 seconds (my mom is a tad precise). And there are typically around 30+ layers in your typical spice cake. You do the math.

By the way, the final product is ridiculously amazing. In fact, I may need to jab my fork in to the computer screen after this post!


  1. This is awesome!! And wow, I can't believe how intense the process must be - what a work of art!

  2. good lord i need that.

  3. Cordelia, you don't need any more treats! You're too spoiled already...

  4. Okay where is the recipe already, lol! Looks amazing :) Please share!