Kuih Lapis Pisang


This is a spin-off from the original recipe of a Malay traditional cake…. it’s called Kuih Lapis Pisang aka Steam Layered Banana Cake.

Very simple to make and delicious to eat. I love the layers and will peel one by one to savour the taste 🙂

Kuih Lapis Pisang

Ingredients A:
2 cups of coconut milk = 1 1/2 box of  Santan Kara (coconut milk) + 1 cup of water.
2 cup of plain flour
3/4 cup of sugar
2 tbsp of rice flour
2 tbsp of custard flour
1 tsp of salt

Mix the above ingredients together till sugar dissolve. Sieve and divide into 2 portions.

Ingredients B:
1 cup of mashed bananas
1/4 cup of water

Add to one of the portions. Mix well.

Ingredients C:
1/4 cup of water
A bit of red colouring

Add to the final portion. Mix well.

Method :
– Heat up the steamer.
– Grease a cake tin with a bit of oil and let it steam for about 5 mins in the steamer.
– Open the cover of the steamer, add 2 or 3 ladle full of the ingredients C first.
– Closed the cover and let it steam for about 8 mins.
– After that, add the next layer which is the Ingredients B. Add 3-4 ladle full. Steam for 8 mins.
– Repeat the process till all the ingredients are used up.
– After the final layer, leave the cake to steam for a longer period, about 20-30 mins.
– Finally, leave it to cool before cutting it out to serve.





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