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Traditional Indonesian dessert: KUE CUBIT

Kue cubit is a typical Southeast Asian dessert, native to Indonesia. These are cupcakes about 4 centimeters in diameter. Sellers of these sweets often operate near traditional schools or markets. Kue cubit carries flour, yeast powder, sugar and milk as main ingredients.

Recipe: Kue Cubit

The liquid dough is poured into a steel mold with several small round containers so that it has a round shape when cooked, and poured on top with meises (chocolate sprinkles). Sellers often use a special stick with hook to remove the cake from the steel mold.

Traditional Indonesian food: kue cubit

The cake is called kue “cubit” (pinched in Indonesian) because of its small size: to eat it you have to pinch it. Another variant is called kue “laba-laba” (Indonesian: spider), in reference to its web shape created by pouring the liquid dough around the steel mold. The cake is related to Dutch poffertjes.

🍽️ Kue Cubit: Ingredients

Necessary utensils:

  • Special sponge cake molds

Ingredients needed:

  • 3 eggs
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 100 grams wheat flour
  • 100 grams melted butter
  • 1 pack vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast powder
Traditional Indonesian food: kue cubit

👨🏼 🍳 Kue Cubit: Steps to take for its preparation

• Step 1:

Place the eggs and sugar in a bowl, then whisk until fluffy with a hand whisk or blender.

• Step 2:

Gradually, put the flour in the blender, stirring until combined. After adding all the flour, pour in the melted butter and mix well.

• Step 3:

Add baking powder, baking soda and vanilla extract.

• Step 4:

It is best to let this dough rest for at least five minutes. That way, the cake dough will be fluffy and fuller when cooked.

• Step 5:

Preheat the butter-covered cake pan over a low heat.

• Step 6:

Pour in the mixture and cook until the cooking level suits your taste.

👉 Add a few chocolate sprinkles and your traditional Indonesian kue cubit cupcakes will be ready to enjoy 👌!

Remember that you can also write to [email protected] if you need help planning your trip to Indonesia.

Selamat makan semuanya! 😋 ⠀


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Article author

Born in Valencia (Spain), his professional career has always revolved around the tourism sector. He studied tourism degree and later specialized in digital tourism marketing.

After working in various travel agencies. In 2018, he was a beneficiary of an Indonesian government scholarship to study at one of the most prestigious universities in the country. After specializing in the destination and having traveled and lived in various areas of Indonesia, he joined our team in early 2020.

Fernando is passionate about surfing and extreme sports. He’s the first to sign up for a trip, always looking for new adventures!

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