Sunday, April 10, 2011


hello everyone! i'm back again. haha. this time will be the time for onbitjkoek. onbitjkoek is one of the traditional Indonesian sweets which may be influenced by the Dutch. well, it is basically a sponge cake flavored with spices and lots and lots of java almonds. this cake will make a good recommendation for elder people though. not preferably for us, under 40 years old. lol.

the reason why i want to make this cake is because i had a big family gathering today. most of the attendance are elderly. since onbitjkoek probably will suit their taste-bud, i decided to make this classic cake. i always love the technique of making sponge cake. i failed thousand times before when i have just started baking. however, i eventually succeed and it felt so satisfying, that's why i love making it now. it feels like repeating your victory over and over again. ;)

i used KBB as my references on making this onbitjkoek. KBB ever came with onbitjkoek challenge when i haven't joined them yet. i saw the recipe not from KBB's website but from KBB's member's blog, it was Mbak Hanna's blog. she made a slight modification for this cake and i thought it is better with the modification. this is an excellent recipe and i feel glad using this recipe. all people eating this say that it was delicious. so why don't you give it a try and make this soon?

originally from YasaBoga modified by Keluarga Cinta

125 gr palm sugar
5 egg yolks
3 egg whites
125 gr all purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
50 gr butter, melted
50 gr java almonds, chopped

  1. preheat the oven to 180 degree C. line a loaf tin with parchment paper, grease with butter and thinly dust with flour.
  2. beat the egg yolks, egg whites, and sugar until pale and double in volume. the batter would fall back in slow ribbon when the mixer is lifted.
  3. meanwhile, sift all the dry ingredients except sugar in a medium bowl. fold the flour mixture into the eggs mixture altogether with the melted butter and some chopped nuts. fold until just incorporated.
  4. pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes (half cooked).
  5. scatter the chopped java almonds on the cake surface and bake for another 15-20 minutes more.
  6. let cool in the tin. remove cake from the tin and serve.
thanks for reading..
have a wonderful day! :)


  1. They look great! I never heard of them before but they look so good!

  2. Kebanyakan kue2 yang kamu bikin aku belum pernah nyicip mon, kayak yg satu ini. Namanya sering bgt denger mengudara di dunia perfoodiebloggeran tapi gak pernah nyicip seumur-umur heheheeh :D. Itu tea setnya cantik bgt, naksir berat dah gue... Btw, ayo belajar2... Ujian niiiih hihihi. Semangat mon! ^^

  3. Okay, I'm the elderly one and yes, I love the tea set too huh!

  4. @Valerie: thanks for visiting, Val! yeah, the cake has a unique name, it should be pronounced like 'on-bay-cook'. i think it's dutch name and i don't really know what it means. hahaha.

  5. @tabon: hahaha. thank you Ta.. :) itu teaset punya nyokap deh kayaknya udh tua jg umurnya. hahaha. aku nggak gt suka jg nih sm onbitjkoek sbnrnya, tp coba2 lah ta.. sip2, aku bakal semangat belajar uts! hihihi. doain ya Taaa.. :D

  6. @Siukwan: you should try it then, Siukwan! hahaha. well, it's actually my mom's tea set and i think it's china. it's old already, but anyway thank you very much.. :)

  7. Hi Monica:-) I'm from the Netherlands en was surprised to see your recipe! In Dutch we say: ontbijtkoek, a little different. Translated it says: breakfast cake. We often do not use nuts, but some sugared orange zest. Nice blog you have, will definitely try some of your recipes!


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