I haven’t got a good translation for this ‘Spekkoek’, it is a sort of cake with all kind of spices. Originally from Indonesia.
Ingredients: 375 grams butter, 2 sachets vanilla sugar, 500 grams white caster sugar, 12 eggs, 375 grams flour, 1 pinch of salt, 3 tablespoons cinnamon, 5 teaspoons clove powder, 3 teaspoons nutmeg, 3 teaspoons cardamom,
Preheat the grill at 220 degrees. Mix 375 grams butter with 2 sachets vanilla sugar and 250 grams caster sugar to a shiny mass. Subdivide 12 eggs. Mix the egg yolks with 250 grams caster sugar to a creamy mass. Beat the egg whites stiff. Mix the butter with the egg yolks and egg whites. Add 375 grams flour and a pinch of salt. Mix this together. Divide the batter into 2 bowls. Add into 1 batter 3 tablespoons cinnamon, 5 teaspoons clove powder, 3 teaspoons nutmeg and 3 teaspoons cardamom and mix until you have a uniform color batter. Grease a spring form of 22 centimeters. scoop a layer of the light batter and turn on the spring form on the highest state of the grid in the oven. After about 5 minutes get the spring form from the oven and scoop a layer of the dark batter on top. Put this back in the oven for about 5 minutes. Do this until you haven’t any batter left. After 5 layers batterput the spring form at a lower grid in the oven. If the upper layer is ready the ‘spekkoek’ also isready. Enjoy!