Spikoe is a type of Indonesian layer cake. It was developed during
colonial times in the Dutch East Indies. The firm-textured cake is an
Indo (Dutch-Indonesian) version of the European multi-layered spit cake.
However it is not baked on a rotating spit, and contains a mix of
Indonesian spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, clove, mace and anise.
The cake is made of flour, yolk, rich in butter or margarine.
Spekkoek is popular in Indonesia and served as holiday treat, especially for Christmas, Chinese New Year and Lebaran Day. It is also served or given as gifts during many local festivities such as at birthday parties and weddings. In the Netherlands, the sliced cake is traditionally served for dessert in rijsttafel.