Russian Birds Milk CakeFrom juels 7 years ago
- For The Dough: shopping list
- 2 sticks + 3 tbsp. margarine or butter, melted shopping list
- 2 cups sugar shopping list
- 6 eggs shopping list
- 1 tsp. baking soda shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. white vinegar shopping list
- 2 cups all-purpose flour shopping list
- 3 tsp. cocoa powder shopping list
- For The Bird's milk custard Cream: shopping list
- 2 sticks + 5 tbsp. butter, softened shopping list
- 1 1/2 cups sugar shopping list
- 2 cups milk shopping list
- 4 heaping tbsp. farina hot cereal, or cream of wheat (sold next to oatmeal) shopping list
- juice and zest of 2 lemons shopping list
- For The chocolate Glaze: shopping list
- 2 tbsp. sour cream shopping list
- 2 tsp. cocoa powder shopping list
- 3 tbsp. sugar shopping list
- 1 tbsp. butter shopping list
- shredded coconut for decorating shopping list
How to make it
- For The Cake:
- Melt margarine or butter. Transfer melted butter to a large bowl. Stir in sugar. Combine well.
- With a hand-held mixer, beat the eggs into the butter mixture one at a time. Do not overbeat.
- Add 1/2 tsp. vinegar to 1 tsp. baking soda. Let it fizz for a second. Add the baking soda to the egg mixture. Stir in flour gradually. Mix until smooth.
- Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Stir in 3 tsp. cocoa powder into 1 part of the dough. Transfer dough to 2 greased round baking pans (pie pans).
- Bake in preheated 325F oven for about 30 minutes, or until the wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove pans to a rack and let cool for about 10 minutes. Run a knife around the cakes and invert onto a cutting board. Let the cakes cool completely. When cooled, cut each cake in half lengthwise down the middle (refer to pictures). You will have 4 layers of cake now, 2 white and 2 chocolate. Meanwhile, make the custard.
- For The Bird's Milk Custard Cream:
- Heat up 2 cups of milk in a medium saucepan until almost boiling. Reduce the heat a little and whisk in gradually 4 heaping tbsp. of Farina. Keep whisking and stirring until smooth, bring to a light boil. Cook and stir fo a bout 1 minute. Stir in the sugar. Cook for another minute, or until sugar is melted. Remove from heat, cover with a lid and let sit until thickened and completely cooled off.
- Add the zest and juice of 2 lemons to the cooled Farina. Beat the butter in a large bowl until creamed. Stir in the lemon-farina mixture. Beat until smooth. Place the Bird's Milk Cream in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
- To assemble the cake, place a white layer on a large plate or cake holder cut side up. Spread with Bird's Milk Cream. Top with a chocolate layer, spread with cream again. Finish layering the rest of the cake and cream this way, finishing with the cream on top.
- For The Chocolate Glaze:
- Whisk together 2 tbsp. sour cream, cocoa powder and sugar. Heat this mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir for a few minutes until sugar is melted and the mixture is lightly thickened. Stir in 1 tbsp. butter and cook another minute. Cool the glaze slightly. Spread chocolate glaze on top of cake. Reserve a little for the sides. Spread the sides with a little glaze. Pat some shredded coconut on the sides of the cake, and sprinkle some on top.
- Let the cake sit in a fridge for about 1 hour before serving.
The Cookjuels Clayton, NC
The Rating26 people
Wow! This looks great! I have almost all of the ingredients too. Thanks for the post, Juels.mbeards2 in Omaha loved it
Nice Post will have to try this one........Thanks for sharing
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