Medovik – Russian Honey Cake

Medovik is a classic Russian honey cake. Soft and scrumptious, medovik is a dessert that dates back more than 200 years. Legend has it that the first medovik honey cake was created in the 1820’s by a personal chef for the wife of Russia’s czar Alexander I. Honey was an important ingredient in Russian cuisine…

Sacher Torte

Possibly the most famous cake in the world, and certainly the pride of Austria, Sacher Torte was created by Franz Sacher, a 16-year-old apprentice stepping in for an ill head chef, to impress the guests of Prince Wenzel von Metternich. And as they say, the rest is now cuisine history. This elegant, rich and enticing…

Hjónabandssaela – Happy Marriage Cake (Iceland)

As i was in Iceland, i had a chance to taste this amazing cake. Icelandic people  dont have a lot of desserts. The name of cake is very difficult to learn by heart,  but the meaning of cake is “Happy Marriage Cake”. I said myself : “I have to find the recipe of this cake…

Esterhazy Torte (Hazelnut & Chocolate Layer Cake)

Esterházy torta is a Hungarian cake (torta) named after Prince Paul III Anton Esterházy de Galántha (1786–1866), a member of the Esterházy dynasty and diplomat of the Austrian Empire. It was invented by Budapest confectioners in the late 19th century and soon became one of the most famous cakes in the lands of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Esterházy torta consists of buttercream spiced with cognac or vanilla, sandwiched between four and five layers…

Chak-Chak

It is particularly popular in Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, and is recognized as Tatarstan’s national sweet in Russia. Çäkçäk is made from unleavened dough cut and rolled into hazelnut-sized balls, which are then deep-fried in oil. Optionally hazelnuts or dried fruits are added to the mixture. The fried balls are stacked in a mound in a special mold and drenched with hot honey….

Apple Strudel

This traditional Apple Strudel Recipe is made with a simple dough that bakes up into a flaky, buttery crust and a juicy, spiced apple filling studded with rum-soaked raisins and finely chopped almonds. An impressive dessert that’s perfect for special occasions and the holiday season! Traditional Viennese Apple Strudel is made with strudel dough. A soft dough…