Esteemed Readers, no matter our long New Year celebrations, none can immagine them without a good tea party with a proper cake. As a rule these cakes were in sale & nobody bothered to cook them at home. At present, due to a large amount of chemical flavours & dangerous oils, you’d better to try to make them at home to taste true confectionery art of the Soviet times. Today we are making a wonderful sponge cake named “Charodeika/Charmer”, a far Russian relative of the Boston cake. 😁😁😁
Charodeika/Charmer Cake Ingredients:
Sponge: wheat flour – 250 gr., sugar – 250 gr., 5 eggs., sodium bicarbonate- 0.5 tsp., vanilla sugar – 1 small pack.
Cream: 2 eggs, sugar -125 gr., wheat flour – 50gr., milk -250 gr., butter – 100 gr., vanilla sugar – 1 tsp.
Icing: dark chocolate (75% or more) – 70/80 gr., butter – 50 gr.
Sponge: Whisk the eggs adding sugar & vanilla sugar slowly. In another bowl mix the flour with sodium bicarbonate, sift into the whisked eggs, mix well. Prepare a medium round cake mould, grease it well. Preheat the oven at 180°C. Put the mixture inside & bake for about 25 minutes (lower the temperature if needed). Cool the sponge down. Take out of the mould, cover with cooking paper & leave for some hours/overnight. Cut in the middle to make 2 thick pieces.
Cream: Whisk the eggs, add the flour & 100 gr. of milk. Mix the milk left with butter, sugar & vanilla sugar, bring to boil. Add slowly to the egg mixture. Mix well. Pour into a saucepan, cook until it thickens mixing constantly. Leave to cool down (Don’t mix! It might become too liquid!) Place the cream over 1 piece of sponge, press with the other one. Put into the fridge for about an hour.
Icing: Melt the chocolate on the water bath. Add the butter. Mix well. Cover the cake. Keep in the frige until the icing is thick.
Enjoy the tea time!☕🍰🎉