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Fairytale – Skazka Cake

Skazka cake is an extremely moist and delicious Russian cake. The Orange liqueur gives it an exceptionally rich and unique flavor. It is wonderfully complemented when served with tea as an after-dinner treat.

Servings: 8-10
Ingredients for cake:
8 eggs
¾ cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for Cream:
3 sticks of butter at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. Orange Liqueur
Ingredients for Syrup
3/4 cup water
1/2 Tbsp. Orange Liqueur
1/2 cup sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
On high speed beat the eggs with sugar for 6-7 minutes. Carefully add the flour and the vanilla extract, fold in slowly so the batter stays fluffy.
Spray a baking dish (I used 13 in by 9 in) with cooking spray. Transfer the batter into the baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes. Check if the cake is ready with a tooth pick, if nothing sticks to it, it is done.
Directions for cream:
In a saucepan mix egg yolks, milk and sugar- on low heat bring to a boil.  Simmer for 5 minutes, mix frequently.  Turn off the heat and let it cool completely.
On medium to high speed beat the butter with liqueur. It will get fluffy.  Slowly pour in the cooled egg mixture, beat for another 2 minutes.
Directions for syrup:
Mix water with sugar and Liqueur until sugar dissolves.
Assembling the cake:
Cut the sponge cake in 3 same layers.  Spray all 3 layers evenly with syrup.
Place one cake layer on a flat dish spread 1/4 of a cream on cake layer.
Then take another cake layer and place it on top of the creamed layer cake. Repeat this for the third layer.
Set aside 2 Tbsp. of cream and add desired food colorings for decoration.
For rest of the cream add 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder and mix it well, apply that cream to the top and sides of the cake.
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  • Nadia 01/14/2012, 5:33 PM

    This cake sure is a fairytale(skazka)!!!!Can’t wait to make it for my brothers birthday next week.thanks for sharing.Whats the cake covered with(coating)?

  • Inessa 01/15/2012, 7:52 AM

    Thank you Nadia 🙂 It’s very similar to Russian Pirojenoie, love it.
    ohh the coating is I cut wedges of the cake (biskvit) and toasted them in oven but you can use anything.

  • Sule 01/15/2012, 6:01 PM

    MMMMMM… Looks delicious!

  • Anda @ Cinna-moonBeams 01/16/2012, 2:05 AM

    Hi Inessa, I’m your newest follower! Due to my family origins and background, couldn’t help but follow your blog when I saw it was about Russian and Turkish inspired cooking! Happy blogging!

  • Manju 01/16/2012, 3:24 AM

    Hi Inessa,
    The cake looks exceptional 🙂 I loved it.

    Thanks a lot for visiting my space and I’m so glad to have checked out your blog. You have some very interesting recipes here. Hoping to see you again.


  • Shilpakiran 01/16/2012, 5:19 AM

    hi linessa
    thanks for visiting my space .. glad to follow ur space too
    loved the cake ..

  • Kiri W. 01/16/2012, 6:24 PM

    Wow! This looks like a delicious treat! I’ve never had Skazka cake, but I’d love a slice right now. Beautiful job decorating it, too!

  • Pauline 01/20/2012, 4:01 PM

    This is now on my list too. I was swayed by the orange liqueur 😀

  • SirisFood 01/30/2012, 4:47 PM

    Lovely cake…Added in my list…

  • MaryO 02/20/2012, 10:45 PM

    Hi Inessa, it has been so many years since I made a sponge cake, I thought they were a forgotten art. I see they are not! I see a heavenly Easter Cake recipe here. Thank you for sharing this very much. What creativity here!

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