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Often found in Malaysia, Kek Lapis is a spiced multilayered cake that comes in a variety of colours and designs. In Malaysian language, Kek literally means cake while lapis means layer. Hence, it is also often known as layered cake.   Originated from Jakarta, Indonesia, Kek Lapis possibly gained it's popularity in Sarawak, Malaysia and quickly spread throughout the country as well as to Singapore and Brunei. During festive seasons or on special occasions in these countries, it is common for hosts to serve Kek Lapis to their guests.   Pictured above: Kek Lapis, baked cake (Source: 1) Pictured above: Kuih Lapis, steamed cake (Source: 2) Kek Lapis must...

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