Triple Delight Cake

Triple Delight Cake


The Triple Delight Cake also known as Lapis Surabaya consists of three layers of cake, two layers with a naturally produced yellow color, and one layer which is mixed with cocoa powder to produce a dark brown color, with strawberry jam between the layers (you may substitute with your favorite jam.)


  • 100gflour
  • 200gcaster sugar
  • 250gbutter
  • 20egg yolks
  • 5egg whites
  • ¾ table spoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 8 tablespoons strawberry jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 120°C (250°F/Gas Mark ½).
  2. Grease and lightly flour three 20 cm (8″) square or round sandwich tins.
  3. Beat together the egg yolks and sugar until creamy. Then beat the butter until creamy.
  4. Beat the egg whites until the mixture thickens.
  5. Mix the beaten butter and egg yolks together,
  6. Gradually add the flour and egg white into the mixture then add in the vanilla essence.
  7. Divide the batter into three equal parts and sieve the cocoa into one part of batter, mix well and pour into a 20 cm (8″) sandwich tin. Pour the remaining two parts of batter into the two other tins of the same size.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, starting with the cocoa batter then bake the two other tins.
  9. Warm the strawberry jam and pass the jam through a coarse sieve then sandwich the cocoa layer between the plain layers, spreading strawberry jam between the layers.
  10. Serve and enjoy.

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