Do you know any Russian desserts? Or maybe Russian desserts recipe? I bet you know at least one of them! Just another variation on a sponge cake’s theme. It’s not exactly the classic “sponge cake” but still it’s awesome. You might be already know this recipe but we cook it in Russia as well. I love this dessert as it can be done while guests are washing their hands and tea is brewing! In a blink of an eye! This easy cake recipe is light and fluffy and it tastes delicious!
200 gram butter softened at room temperature
120-150 gram sugar (or by taste)
1 teaspoon baking powder
100 ml milk = 4 fl oz
250-300 gr flour
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C)
Prepare berries first! Remove stones and dust with sugar – 2-3 tablespoons. I used cherries as now we have a ton of them! In a medium bowl mix flour and baking powder. In another bowl mix butter and sugar at medium speed for 3-4 minutes, than add eggs one by one, beat until smooth and creamy – 5-7 minutes. Gradually add flour mixed with baking powder and milk started from a flour. Mix at a low speed2-3 more minutes. Pastry should have a sour cream consistence. Make sure the mixture doesn’t get too wet or dry as you go when you used all the flour and milk. Add more milk or flour if it would be necessary. Pour the pastry into your cake tin covered with a cookie sheet. Arrange berries over the top of pastry. Add chopped nuts if you like. Bake for about half an hour or until cooked in middle. Insert a skewer into the centre of cake and if cooked it will come out clean. Now it’s time to serve the table, gather friends and discuss something interesting!