Recipe : Kek Batik

Its been a while I had Kek Batik (I used to have a slice every week) and when I told my friends about it, they didnt have any idea what it was. Apparently its only known in Sarawak and Brunei (not too sure about Sabah). I’ve came across the recipe but its a bit leceh, with eggs and other stuff and need to steam it. However, when I was blog hopping, I came across this recipe for Kek Batik that was super easy.

Wanted to take pics of it, but then i remembered that my parents took it on their holiday to UK (they left last Saturday morning). crap~! Anyway after a bit of trial and error, this is the final version of my simple and easy batik cake.

Batik Cake

(A) 1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup milo
1 teaspoon coffee powder
1 cup hot water
(B) 1 tin condensed milk
1 tin evaporated milk

250g unsalted butter
1 packet of plain Marie biscuits (i forgot to check the weight, its a plastic red packet slightly smaller than an A4 size paper)
1 1/2 cup nestum

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Take care not to brown or burn it.
  2. Add in (A) and (B) and mix well until there are no lumps.
  3. Mix in the nestum and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Leave to cool
  5. Break the biscuits to half and fold them into the mixture.
  6. Line a large cake tin with clingfilm
  7. Pour the mixture into the caketin and use a spoon to press it down
  8. Leave it in the fridge to set, the longer the better.
  9. Slice and serve



I still got so much kek batik in the fridge, who wants to come over to eat it? :P


  1. i used to have a very sempoi recipe for kek batik when i was in high school. siap jual lagi kek tu. tapi, sedih sekali becos i’ve lost it.. too bad lah kan.. it was stored in my memory and i guess that side of the memory has been corrupted :( sampai sekarang tak jumpa lagi the same recipe.

  2. hey, love ur post on kek batik! googled kek batik recipe and ur website is the first to come up! thanks! i thought kek batik is quite famous because i am from perak and it was all the rage back in school. when i went to shah alam to study, there’s a stall that sells good kek batik during ramadhan. so my friends and i spread the fever around.

    Thanks for the lovely post on my most favourite snack!


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