Water Melon Lapis (Lapis tembikai or 西瓜千层蛋糕)



I do have my fair share of favourite and respected bloggers and top of the list will be a pioneer in the blogging industry..- Aunty Yochana . I am unsure where is she now but i like to go to her rather old blog to look for inspiration ..


This creation is hers and not mine. She had this recipe posted on July 19, 2008 and what she posted definitely look better than mine..  I want to thank her for creativity and her sharing.


This is a 16 eggs lapis as contrast to the normal 30 egg yolk lapis.. Therefore, if you look at the picture, it is logically that the lapis will be on a dry side due to the long hours of baking. The traditional lapis that uses 30 egg yolks will definitely moister as egg yolk is a moisture retainer. If you prefer, you can use this concept but uses lapis legit recipe to get the commercial texture. You can get the base recipe from this post: Authentic Lapis Legit (Spekkoek 印尼千层蛋糕)


As contrast to the original recipe, with the availability of more natural colouring choices, I have modify the recipe to the use of matcha powder for the green crust and for the water melon flesh, I have used red rice powder. Both these items can easily be obtained in local bakery.



Recipe adapted from : Yochana’s Cake Delight! : Watermelon Lapis

Servings: Prepare a 20cm x 20 cm cake


  • 500 grams of butter at room temperature
  • 100 grams of condensed milk
  • 250 grams of icing sugar
  • 240 grams of cake flour
  • 50 grams of ice water
  • 16 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons of red yeast rice powder 0r drops of red colouring
  • 1 tablespoon of matcha green tea powder or drops of green colouring
  • 1 tablespoon of milk powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of black sesame seeds



  • Grease the baking tin adequately with butter. Place a piece of baking paper at the bottom of the baking tin.

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.

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  • Beat the butter, condensed milk and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Sift in the cake flour.. Use the standing mixer’s lowest available speed to mix for 1 minute or until well mixed.


  • In another mixer, beat the egg yolks until ribbon stage which took about 10-15 minutes. Ribbon stage means that the beaten eggs will drip slowly rather than very liquid.

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  • Add the beaten egg yolks gradually to the batter and use the lowest speed to mix until well combine. If the mixer mixing are not thorough, use a spatula to manually mix the batter,

  • Divide the batter using the following proportion. 4 cups to bowl no. 1, add matcha powder and mixed well. 4 cups to bowl no. 2, add milk powder and mixed well. For the remaining in the mixing bowl, add in black sesame seeds and red yeast rice powder, stir until well mixed.

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  • Pre-heat the tin in the preheated oven of 180 degree Celsius for 2-3 minutes. Once done,TURN THE OVEN TO TOP GRILLING MODE. Place about 1 cup of the green matcha batter to the baking tin. Put it back to the oven for about 15 seconds to let the heat melt the batter, swirl around the tin to make a thin layer.

  • Bake in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the top part starts to dry up. Once it dries up, put another 1 cup of the green matcha batter to the baking tin, repeat the same process. If there are bubbles noted, use a toothpick to break it and use a icing smoother to lightly press the layer.

  • For 3rd layer, place about 1 cup of the yellow milk batter to the baking tin. Bake in the oven until the surface dries up, Repeat the same for the 4th layer.

  • For 5th layer, place about 1 cup of the red batter to the baking tin. Bake in the oven until the surface dries up, Repeat the same until all the red batter have finished.

  • Once the red batter has finished, place the yellow milk batter for 2 layers and finally followed by the last 2 layers of the green matcha layer.  For the final  green layer, bake for about 10 minutes instead of 5 minutes. Cool completely before cut for serving.



This is not as difficult as what it looks.. It is a presentable gift to friends or business associates. Remember that any based lapis recipe can be used. You can always used back your favourite lapis legit recipe for this watermelon lapis.


Hope you like the post today. Cheers and have a nice day.



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