Horlicks Kek Lapis (1000 Layer Cake)

Horlicks Kek Lapis (1000 Layer Cake)


  • Prepare 3 stainless steel mixing bowls for Bases A, B and C.

Base A

  • 1 ½ cup (340g) unsalted butter
  • 6 tbsp (115g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp (32ml) apple juice
  • 1 cup (136g) cake flour
  • 1 tsp (2.64g) cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp (1.7g) mace powder
  • 1 tsp (2.37g) nutmeg powder
  • ¼ tsp (3g) salt

Base B

  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 cup (128g) Horlicks

Base C

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup (128g) Horlicks
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar

Spice Coat (prepare in advance, mix well)

  • 8 tbsp (63.28g) cinnamon
  • 8 tbsp (113.4g) mace
  • 8 tbsp (56.8g) nutmeg
  • 8 tbsp (113.4g) Horlicks


  • Line an 8” square cake pan with parchment paper.

Base A

  • Mix butter, sweetened condensed milk, and rum at medium speed until fluffy (about 8 mins)

  • Add in cake flour, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and salt. Mix again until well combined. Let sit.

Base B

  • Whisk egg yolks and Horlicks at high speed until thick.

Base C

  • Whisk egg whites until fluffy.

  • Introduce cream of tartar and Horlicks gradually, in small amounts. Continue whisking until stiff peak.

Bring Base A, B & C together

  • Add Base B into Base A, mix until well-combined.

  • Use spatula to fold in ⅓ of Base C into Base A+B combo until well mixed.

  • Fold remainder of Base C in until well-mixed.


  • 1st layer: spread a small amount of mixture, approx. 3 cm on prepared pan.

  • Bake in the centre rack of oven until golden brown (~8 mins), monitor closely.

  • 2nd layer: switch oven to ‘Broiler’ setting, position the rack close to the top heating element.

  • Layer 2 cm of mixture on top of 1st layer.

  • Dust lightly with spice coat, easier with a fine sieve.

  • Tap the pan to remove air bubbles.

  • Broil for 1-2 minutes till golden brown. Monitor carefully.

  • When layer 2 looks golden brown, add 3rd layer, remove air bubbles, and broil again.

  • Keep layering, spice dusting, knocking out bubbles, and broiling until the whole mixture is used.

  • Cool completely, enjoy to the ‘1000th’!