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Chocolate Spartak Recipe

This chocolate spartak recipe is a classic Russian cake. Soft chocolate layers between a rich cream the whole family will love.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner


spartak cake-

cake frosting-


spartak cake layers-

  • Preheat oven to 375°F at step 5.
  • In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. In a glass bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs,  butter, baking soda and milk. Steam over med/high heat until sugar and butter completely dissolves, stirring as needed, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and quickly stir in the flour mixture while it's still hot. TIP: Add the flour mixture at once and not in batches. Set aside for the dough to cool, about 15 minutes. 
  • Dust surface area with flour and pour the batter on the workspace. Divide batter into eight even pieces.
  • Sprinkle flour over the dough and roll it out to about a 9". Place a round dish over the dough and cut out an even circle. Keep the scraps.
  • Place cake layer onto parchment paper carefully and bake for 6-8 minutes.
  • Repeat with all eight layers. Then, bake the leftover scraps.

prepare the frosting-

  • In a large bowl, mix heavy whipping cream until thick and whipped.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together cream cheese and butter. Add condensed milk and powdered sugar and combine.
  • Fold in the heavy whipping cream.

assemble chocolate spartak cake-

  • Add some cream on the bottom of the cake platter and add the first cake layer. Cover with cream and top with another cake layer.
  • Repeat with all the cake layers using the nicest layer for the top. Cover the top and sides of the cake with the rest of the cream.
  • Blend or crush the baked cake scraps.
  • Generously coat the top and sides of cake with the crumbs.
  • Refrigerate overnight or until the cake layers soften.
  • Enjoy, friends