Cooking different cakes

Even people who do not like sweets like cakes. Such treats are very tasty, in addition, many people associate them with childhood and holidays, causing the appropriate mood.


It is believed that the first cakes were served to the table in ancient Egypt. Court chefs used honey, milk, and sesame when cooking.


Classic cakes began to be made in France. There and appeared a large number of different ways to prepare such sweets, which were then adopted by chefs in other countries.


Let's consider a list of cake recipes, which today can be called the most popular.


1. Medovik .


This delicacy is very popular in the former Soviet Union and Russia. Medovik cake appeared due to the fact that the Empress Catherine Alekseevna could not stand honey. Her cook created a special treat that appealed to her taste.


What you will need:



two cups of sour cream;

one teaspoon of baking powder with a spoonful;

two eggs;

0.1 kg of soft butter;

one cup of granulated sugar;

420 g of flour;

two tablespoons of honey;

150 g sugar.

Combine honey, eggs, pour sugar, then whisk everything. Put also the baking powder, flour and knead the dough. Divide it into six parts, then each of them will need to be rolled out.


Heat the oven to 200 degrees and bake the crusts. Mix powdered sugar with sour cream, spread the cream on the cakes. Decorate the cake with chocolate chips or nuts.


2. Ant Manor


"Ant-Man" is a well-known post-Soviet treat. It's a combination of great flavor, minimal ingredients and easy creation.


What you'll need:


0.2 kg of butter;

A jar of boiled condensed milk;

pinch of salt;

0.2 kg of sour cream;

three and a half cups of wheat flour;

half a teaspoon of baking soda;

0.2 kg. butter or margarine;

half a cup of sugar.

Sift the flour, combine it with the sour cream, sugar and butter. Pour in the baking soda and salt. Knead the dough, process it with a meat grinder.


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and bake the dough. It should take on a golden hue. To prepare the cream, mix the condensed milk, butter and whisk the mixture.


Take out the ready dough, shred it, add the cream. Then you will need to mix everything thoroughly.


Take a smooth large container and put the cake in a pile. Place it in the refrigerator for several hours.


3: Esterhazy


Esterhazy cake is named after Pal Antal Esterhazy, the Hungarian diplomat. This treat is very popular in Hungary, Germany, and Austria.


What you'll need:


A little vanilla sugar;

a pinch of cinnamon;

pinch of salt;

20 grams of flour;

Ten chicken eggs;

200 ml of milk;

0.2 kg of condensed milk;

0.3 kg of walnuts;

One teaspoon of cocoa powder;

Two tablespoons of apricot jam;

20 g of starch;

0.2 kg white fondant (for decoration);

0.2 kg of butter;

350 g sugar.


Take a dry frying pan, put the walnuts on it and fry them lightly. Separate the egg whites from 8 eggs and beat them with salt and sugar. Pour the chopped walnuts into this mixture. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees and cook the crusts for 25 minutes.


To create the cream, combine the starch, eggs, hot milk, flour and vanilla sugar in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, gently stirring it in the process. After this, add condensed milk and melted butter to the cream.


Spread the cream on the cake and decorate it with cocoa powder and white fondant.


4. Prague .


This treat is Soviet, not Prague. The Prague cake was created by Vladimir Guralnik, a pastry chef at a Moscow restaurant who studied with Czechoslovak chefs.


What you'll need:


four tablespoons of cocoa;

three tablespoons of milk;

Four tablespoons of powdered sugar;

250 grams of butter;

can of condensed milk;

one and a half cups of flour;

One teaspoon of soda, put out with vinegar;

a glass of granulated sugar;

one cup of sour cream;

Three eggs.

Combine the sugar, eggs, add the carbonated soda, sour cream, condensed milk. Put also cocoa and flour.


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, put the paper on a baking sheet, grease it with butter. Bake the dough, then wait for the cake to cool and cut it into three pieces.


To make the cream, thoroughly beat with a mixer the condensed milk and butter. To create the frosting, heat the butter, cocoa and powdered sugar and add to the milk. Stir the mass and wait until it becomes thick.


Spread the cream on the bottom two pieces, the frosting on the top.

5. Bird's Milk


"Bird's Milk is a Polish cake that was first made in the 1930s. Such a treat was not very popular in Poland, but it was much loved by the people of the USSR.


What will be needed:


10 g and 20 g of gelatin;

Whites of four eggs;

two glasses of milk;

Two tablespoons of lemon juice;

three tablespoons of cocoa;

three tablespoons sugar.

Soak 10 and 20 grams of gelatin in water (the containers must be different), wait 60 minutes. Wait for it to swell, reheat, cool. Mix the powdered sugar and the whites: they should become fluffy. Add 20g of gelatin and lemon juice.


Boil the cocoa for a few minutes: it should slightly thicken. Pour in 10g of gelatine. Pour part of the cocoa into the mould, then place in the bowl.


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