Eera showing me the cake!
Yanna and Tom being silly!
Tom and I were invited to Olya's birthday celebration yesterday. She served this awesome birthday cake called "pancho" that is one of the tastiest cakes we have had here in Russia. It had sour cream and cocoa inside. I could not find the exact recipe but I think this one comes close:
- "Zebra" Cake recipe -
Cuisine: Ukrainian, Russian, Yield: 8 Servings
4 ea eggs
2 c flour
2 c sugar
300 g yoghurt
2 ts baking powder
2 tb cacao
1 c sour cream
1 c sugar
You'll need two separate mixing bowls
Mix 2 eggs + 1cup of sugar + 150g of yoghurt + 1 ts of baking
powder + 1cup of flour. Add 2 tb of cacao into one of the bowls.
Stir the batter thoroughly. Pour a tablespoonful of white batter
into the centre of a frying pan (or any vessel you use for baking
cakes). Then goes brown, white, brown till the bowls are empty.
Bake the cake till done.
Cream: whip 1 cup of sour cream with 1 cup of sugar. Put it to a
fridge. Cut the cake into three horizontal parts and spread
the cream over each of them. Use your
fantasy and combine various creams, jams.
When you cut the cake you'll see that slices will have zebra
stripes on sides.
Recipe source: Luba Vasilenko,Kyiv-Ukraine, circa 1999
Posted by Yuri Timohin http://www.ruscuisine.com