Esterhazy - a cake of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867-1918 AD), named in honor of the Foreign Minister. Why is cake called ministerial name, history is silent. But be that as it may, Esterhazy cake came out gorgeous and attracts confectioners for over a hundred years. Esterhazy traditionally consists of five or six thin protein-almond cakes, custard layered with butter cream.

Esterhazy cake recipe


For the cakes:

  • 8 egg whites (approx. 250 g)
  • 250 g of sugar
  • 250 g of almond flour

For the cream:

  • Milk - 300 ml
  • Sugar - 75g
  • Vanilla sugar - 10 g
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Flour - 35 g
  • Butter - 320 g
  • Ground nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts - Assorted or choice) - 80 g

For decoration:

  • Confectionery sweet
  • Cocoa
  • Almonds or petals
  • Apricot jam


Baked cakes for the Esterhazy without wheat flour. Their basis - beaten egg whites and almond flour. Proteins beat with a mixer at medium speed in a loose mass. Continuing to whisk, add sugar gradually. Beat on high speed until firm peaks. Add almond flour previously sifted. Mix gently with the proteins, without the mixer and shovel.

Baking tray lay a baking parchment and a pencil to draw a circle on it 24-25 cm in diameter. Total Esterhazy will need to bake cakes 6, so that if the size of the oven allows - draw just six. If not - will have to bake in two or three stages. Fill a pastry bag weight. Share mass, filling the circles from the center, in a spiral. That is, first, to put the point in the middle, and then around her test out of the bag, laying spiral clockwise.

You can enroll in a different way: to draw the dough circle and fill it out, smooth mass of the scapula.

Heat oven to 170c and place the pan with protein baked shortcakes. Baking time - about 20-25 minutes, until the edges browning. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. While the cakes are still warm, to separate them from the paper (then it will be harder to do).

While cakes cool, prepare your cream. Cream in Esterhazy traditionally brewed enough calories. It is made from milk, sugar, egg yolks and butter.

The yolk add a few tablespoons of milk and whisk. Pour the flour and stir until smooth.

The rest of the milk boil with sugar (simple and vanilla) and a little bit cool. Pour the milk into the yolk mixture in a thin stream and stir. Put everything on fire and cook until thick, stirring constantly, and without giving weight to boil. Thickened cream to whip with the softened butter and nut mixture.

Assembling the cake

Choose the cake for the top - very flat and smooth, and set aside. It will take a large platter, which will be supplied Esterhazy. Put one cake on a plate and coat with cream. Do this with all Korzh, except for the top. Top the cake to put the last rough side down. Apricot jam and warm up with a brush to grease them top the cake. Boca cake cover the remaining cream. Put Esterhazy for several hours in the cold.

During this time, prepare the sweet confectionery. Collect 500 g of sugar and 150 ml water. Heat water in pan, add sugar and continue heating until sugar is dissolved. When the syrup boils, need to remove the pan from the heat. Remove the foam formed from the syrup and sugar residues - from the walls of the pan. Return the pan to the heat and cook over high heat for 4-3 minutes, without interfering. Pour the lemon juice (1 tablespoon) and cook for about a minute before the sample on a soft ball (when a drop of syrup dropped into a glass of cold water, turn into a clot, from which you can roll the ball with your fingers).

When this happened, remove the syrup from the heat. To make the syrup cool quickly and evenly, it is necessary to pour into a wide glass mold (refractory course). If there is ice - put it at the bottom of the form. It is possible to make the shape of the cold. When the mass has cooled to 40 ° C, it can start beating. This will require a mixer with a kneading (spiral). After 10-15 minutes, whisking lipstick crystallized, enriched with oxygen and become white and plastic. All the sweet title of the amount of sugar in the Esterhazy will not leave, so you can remove it in a clean jar with a lid and put in the refrigerator, where it can be stored until the next culinary achievement.

3-4 tbsp lipstick leave a bit to warm up. One spoon mixed with cocoa powder (pour a little bit, stirring, until browned). Lipstick white cake poured over the top of the cake. Quickly and deftly, preferably in one motion, smooth. Lipstick brown put in confectionery syringe with a fine nozzle and draw on white lipstick perfect circle or a wide spiral. Using a toothpick cake surface divided into 8 segments, drawing them away from the edge to the center of the cake. In the middle of the resulting segments spend more on one line, but from the middle to the edges. The result should be characteristic of Esterhazy "spider" in black and white. Boca Esterhazy cake sprinkle with almonds (petals).

Ready Esterházy must leave overnight in the refrigerator. And the next day you can enjoy his creation.

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 black forest cake recipe

Black Forest cake - one of the few desserts, which is home to Germany. Once more accustomed to what magnificent desserts conquer the world frantsuzy.Suschestvuet than one version of the famous recipe of this cake. There are simple recipes, there is a complex recipes. Of course, as is the case with many popular desserts, few can argue that Black Forest cake recipe that uses it is he - the most original and real. But a win-win combination of chocolate, cream and cherry cake will make on any recipe - good and tasty.


For the sponge:

  • 6 eggs
  • 300 g (2, 5, Art.) Sugar
  • 200 g of butter or margarine quality
  • 2 bags of baking powder
  • 2 cups (300 grams) flour
  • 5 tbsp cocoa

For the interlayer

  • 400 g pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 0, 5 liters of heavy cream for whipping (35%)
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 100 g of dark chocolate
  • ¼ Art. milk


  • Cherry Liqueur impregnation (can be replaced with alcohol)
  • Grated chocolate for decoration


A few hours before cooking (or just before) the cherries have to be soaked in vodka, brandy or other strong alcohol. If the cake will eat the children, it is possible to do.

Products biscuit split in half into two portions, because the cakes are baked in two steps. Because half of the dough products. To do this, beat 3 eggs with sugar. Pour them melted and cooled butter (margarine). Stir and add flour mixed with cocoa and disintegrant. The dough should have sparse, creamy consistency. Form with removable sides of grease, pour it into the dough and flatten. Heat oven to 180 ° C and bake the cake for 20-30 minutes at medium altitude. Since the chocolate cake that is dark, it is necessary to monitor closely so that it is not burnt, since it is more difficult to determine than ordinary biscuits. Perhaps the time will need less. You should not open the oven often, otherwise there is a risk that the cake shall fade because of the cold air.

While the first biscuit in the oven, for the dough to make the second portion. Taking the first send in the oven next.

Ready cake (check with a toothpick) to get it out of the oven, cool slightly in the form. Get out of shape, and yet warm - cut into two cakes. This can be done with a sharp knife, fishing line, silk thread or dental floss. Coat the cakes impregnation. (Impregnation can act the same alcohol that was used for soaking cherries. After removing from it the cherries, you can add a little sugar in a bowl and gently heated to dissolve the sugar.)

When the cake is ready to second, just get it, cool, cut and grease-impregnated. Total should have four cake.

Whip the cream with the sugar until fluffy. With milk chocolate melted in a water bath or in a microwave oven.

Proceed to assemble the cake. At first the cake (better to take the one that left the most uneven, under the weight of the rest of it is "correct") to put a third of the chocolate, then put a portion of whipped cream (about a fifth of the total). On the cream evenly put a third or a quarter of cherries. Cover next Korzh. Repeat the procedure with chocolate, cream and cherries. Also miss the mark and a third cake. Cover the cake last, fourth Korzh. If the sides of the cake turned out uneven, they need to trim with a sharp knife. Trim not throw, and chopped and used to decorate the cake. The top and sides of cake coat with the remaining cream. Decorate top of cake with cherries and grated chocolate.

Ready cake should be left for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator to cakes soaked in cream.

Many housewives are afraid to take on such a thing as baking cakes. They think that it is incredibly difficult and impossible. Believe me, this is not so! The hardest part of sponge cake - it's good to bake cakes. Of course, if you've never baked a simple sponge cake, and the cake recipe Black Forest you feel uneasy. In this case, our advice is - try to master this art in stages. For example, start with an attempt to bake a regular cake, consisting of three eggs and a cup of flour cup sugar, whipped into a homogeneous mass. Meet-temperature your oven. When the classic cake is mastered, you can try to bake a chocolate cake with a prescription, above. And if he got a good, next time you can "wipe" and the whole cake. Are you afraid that not cope with cream? Buy pastry cream in the can. That's the whole trick. Be of good cheer!

 Cake Black Forest, or Schwarzwald

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