Smetanik Cake

smetanik cake

 

smetanik cake

 

Smetanik cake is a Russian sour cream cake with sour cream frosting. It’s not overly sweet and the cream feels really light and smooth. If you love moist cakes you can add sugar syrup to moisten it, if you’re more on the drier type cake then skip this step. You can also add raspberries (my fave..) or any other berries for a little sour sweetness. My family loves this cake, it’s one of our favorites.

 

Ingredients:

6 eggs

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 1/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon baking soda + 2 tablespoons vinegar(combined)

1 1/2 cup flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

 

Cream/frosting:

8 ozs cream cheese

8 ozs condensed milk

1  1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Sugar syrup

1/2 cup cold boiling water with 1 tablespoon sugar for soaking

Optional-

raspberries,strawberries,blueberries,or bananas.

Direction:

Heat oven to 325 F degrees

Prepare two 9 inch cake pans lined with parchment paper and greased or sprayed with non-stick baking spray.

Beat eggs with sugar using electric mixer on high speed.

Add in sour cream,vanilla,and baking soda mixed with vinegar.

Continue to mix on medium-high speed until well incorporated.

Sift flour directly in the bowl with cake batter.

Mix gently using a whisk, always working one direction.

Divide mixture in half.

Add cocoa to one half,and mix it in with a whisk.

Pour cake batter into prepared cake pans. (1 for white cake,1 for chocolate cake)

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until when toothpick inserted and comes out clean.

Let cool.

Cream-

Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese on high speed, scraping the sides when needed.

Bring down the speed to medium and gradually add condensed milk.

Add in powdered sugar, sour cream, and vanilla.

Bring the speed up to high and continue mixing for about another minute or so.

 

Assembling-

Slice really carefully both cakes in half.

Cut off tiny amount of cake from around the sides of the cake.Set aside, we will need it for later.

Starting with chocolate layer, spray or pour (using a spoon) some sugar syrup on the cutted side of the cake layer.

Add good amount of cream.  If adding any berries or bananas, arrange them on top of cream.

Place white cake layer on top of cream, and repeat the steps. If adding berries or bananas, Arrange them on every other layer.

Using a shredder, Shred cake pieces in to tiny crumbs.

Add the crumbs to the sides and top of the cake. Or you can use chocolate/vanilla wafers or chocolate wafer candy (shredded)

Decorate with berries or as desired.

Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

 

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Smetanik Cake

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda + 2 tablespoons vinegar(combined)
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Cream/frosting:
  • 8 ozs cream cheese
  • 8 ozs condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Sugar syrup
  • 1/2 cup cold boiling water with 1 tablespoon sugar for soaking
  • Optional-
  • raspberries,strawberries,blueberries,or bananas.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 F degrees
  2. Prepare two 9 inch cake pans lined with parchment paper and greased or sprayed with non-stick baking spray.
  3. Beat eggs with sugar using electric mixer on high speed.
  4. Add in sour cream,vanilla,and baking soda mixed with vinegar.
  5. Continue to mix on medium-high speed until well incorporated.
  6. Sift flour directly in the bowl with cake batter.
  7. Mix gently using a whisk, always working one direction.
  8. Divide mixture in half.
  9. Add cocoa to one half,and mix it in with a whisk.
  10. Pour cake batter into prepared cake pans. (1 for white cake,1 for chocolate cake)
  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until when toothpick inserted and comes out clean.
  12. Let cool.
  13. Cream-
  14. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese on high speed, scraping the sides when needed.
  15. Bring down the speed to medium and gradually add condensed milk.
  16. Add in powdered sugar, sour cream, and vanilla.
  17. Bring the speed up to high and continue mixing for about another minute or so.
  18. Assembling-
  19. Slice really carefully both cakes in half.
  20. Cut off tiny amount of cake from around the sides of the cake.Set aside, we will need it for later.
  21. Starting with chocolate layer, spray or pour (using a spoon) some sugar syrup on the cutted side of the cake layer.
  22. Add good amount of cream. If adding any berries or bananas, arrange them on top of cream.
  23. Place white cake layer on top of cream, and repeat the steps. If adding berries or bananas, Arrange them on every other layer.
  24. Using a shredder, Shred cake pieces in to tiny crumbs.
  25. Add the crumbs to the sides and top of the cake. Or you can use chocolate/vanilla wafers or chocolate wafer candy (shredded)
  26. Decorate with berries or as desired.
  27. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
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Berry Cake Roll

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This is a quick and tasty berry cake roll recipe that is perfect for summer when berries are in season.Making a berry cake roll that is easy to make,refreshing,and beautiful is simply delightful.It’s tastes really light that you might be tempted to get seconds.

 

Ingredients:

6 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup all purpose flour sifted

 

Cream-

1 package (8 0zs) cream cheese

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

or

1 tablespoon orange liqueur

 

Mix or choice of berries:

sliced strawberries

raspberries

blackberries

blueberries

shredded almonds

 

Directions-

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 10×15 jelly roll pan (large baking sheet) with parchment paper going over the sides of baking sheet.Spray with cooking spray.

In a stand/hand mixer bowl, beat eggs on medium speed while slowly adding sugar.Increase speed to high and beat until eggs are pale and fluffy.

Carefully mix in flour.

Spread the  batter evenly on prepared pan.

Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until cake is golden.

Roll the cake up loosely while hot and let cool completely.

 

Cream:

Beat cream cheese until smooth.Add in powdered sugar and continue to beat until sugar is well combined.Add vanilla or liqueur.

On medium speed gradually pour in heavy whipping cream while slowly increasing the speed as it begins to thicken. Continue to beat on high until cream is fluffy.

 

Assembling:

Carefully remove parchment paper while unrolling the roll.

Spread cream over the roll and scatter your choice of berries over the cream.

Roll the cake and cover with cream.

Top with shredded almonds and decorate with berries and mint.Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

 

Berry Cake Roll

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour sifted
  • Cream-
  • 1 package (80zs) cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • or
  • 1 tablespoon orange liquor
  • Mix or choice of berries:
  • sliced strawberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • shredded almonds

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 10x15 jelly roll pan (large baking sheet) with parchment paper going over the sides of baking sheet.Spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a stand/hand mixer bowl, beat eggs on medium speed while slowly adding sugar.Increase speed to high and beat until eggs are pale and fluffy.
  4. Carefully mix in flour.
  5. Spread the batter evenly on prepared pan.
  6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until cake is golden.
  7. Roll the cake up loosely while hot and let cool completely.
  8. Cream:
  9. Beat cream cheese until smooth.Add in powdered sugar and continue to beat until sugar is well combined.Add vanilla or liqueur.
  10. On medium speed gradually pour in heavy whipping cream while slowly increasing the speed as it begins to thicken. Continue to beat on high until cream is fluffy.
  11. Assembling:
  12. Carefully remove parchment paper while unrolling the roll.
  13. Spread cream over the roll and scatter your choice of berries over the cream.
  14. Roll the cake and cover with cream.
  15. Top with shredded almonds and decorate with berries and mint.Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
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Overnight Oats with Buckwheat

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overnight oats and buckwheat

I don’t know of healthier breakfast then overnight oats with buckwheat.A filling,delicious,and nutritious breakfast with superfood ingredients and tons of health benefits.Can it get better then that??? 

Overnight oats are oats soaked overnight in liquid such as milk(any kind).I like to add buckwheat and other super foods to give it an extra boost.They are very versatile and made with variety of ingredients,flavorings,and fruits.

If not using Natures Path’s superfood cereal, you will need to use raw (light green)buckwheat, not roasted. Using raw ingredients known as “live food” has more health benefits because, when food is heated over 118 degrees F. most of the food nutrients are destroyed.Eating more raw food gives you more energy and amazing health results.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup Nature path organic Qi’a buckwheat,chia,hemp cereal*

2 tablespoons ground flax seeds

3 tablespoons plain yoghurt

3/4-1 cup milk (regular,almond,coconut,etz….)

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 tablespoons maple syrup,honey,agave,or condensed milk.

Fresh fruit and/or berries

Choice of nuts

*You can make your own;just add raw buckwheat,chia seeds,hemp seeds,almonds,and cranberries.

overnight oats with buckwheat

 

Direction:

Place all the ingredients (except fruit) in a glass jar such as mason jar or any other glass container.Stir to combine all the ingredients.Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight.When ready to serve, top with fruit and berries and more nuts or chia seeds if desired.If you like more liquid in your oats add more milk and adjust sweetness to your liking.

 

 

Overnight Oats and Buckwheat

Overnight Oats and Buckwheat

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup Nature path organic Qi'a buckwheat,chia,hemp cereal*
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons plain yoghurt
  • 3/4-1 cup milk (regular,almond,coconut,etz….)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup,honey,agave,or condensed milk.
  • Fresh fruit and/or berries
  • Choice of nuts
  • *You can make your own ,just add raw buckwheat,chia seeds,hemp seeds,almonds,and cranberries.

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients (except fruit) in a glass jar such as mason jar or any other glass container.Stir to combine all the ingredients.Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight.When ready to serve, top with fruit and berries and more nuts or chia seeds if desired.If you like more liquid in your oats add more milk and adjust sweetness to your liking.
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Meringue Cake with Berries

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Lovely clouds of meringue layered with smooth whipped cream and colorful sweet berries. This cake tastes light and heavenly.It’s always a hit at parties and perfect for spring and summer.

Meringue Cake with Berries

Ingredients

  • Meringue:
  • 6 egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar*
  • *It's fine with out it too.
  • Cream:
  • 3 cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 8 0z. cream cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur*
  • * you can substitute vanilla extract
  • Choice or mix of:
  • Sliced strawberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • sliced kiwi
  • sliced peaches/nectarines

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Beat egg whites with sugar.
  3. Add cream of tartar and continuing to beat until meringue is stiff.
  4. Trace 3 -9 inch circles on a parchment paper.
  5. (I use the bottom part of spring foam baking pan lined with parchment paper)
  6. Spread or pipe meringue evenly over the circles.
  7. Bake for 2 hours.
  8. Turn off the oven and keep it in the oven for another 2 hours or overnight.
  9. Meringues can be made a night or two before.
  10. Cream:
  11. Beat cream cheese.
  12. Gradually add sugar.
  13. Add in orange liqueur/vanilla extract.
  14. On med-low speed, add heavy whipping cream.Increase speed as the cream gets thicker.
  15. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
  16. Assembling (Maximum of two hours before serving)
  17. Spread a generous amount of cream on the meringue layer.
  18. Arrange fruits and berries.
  19. Place the second layer on top of the fruits and berries and repeat the steps for the rest of the layers.
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Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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Want try something different then regular pancakes? These pancakes are fluffy,wholesome,and delicious.Adding cottage cheese just makes them delicate and somewhat hearty.You can top it off with any type of fruit you like; berries,bananas,kiwi,peaches or anything you like.You can choose from 2 homemade syrups or just use real maple syrup.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour*
  • 1 cup white flour*
  • 1 1/4 cup cottage cheese*
  • 3 tablespoons sugar or 2 tablespoons honey/agave syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cup warm milk
  • Creamy Syrup:
  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons(heaping) sour cream
  • syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablsp. heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teasp. ground cinnamon**
  • berries or any fruit of choice
  • cottage cheese for topping
  • * You can use all whole wheat or all white flour
  • ** optional

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients.
  2. In another mixing bowl whisk eggs with sugar,vanilla,oil,and cottage cheese.
  3. Add milk.
  4. Gradually add in all dry ingredients.
  5. Heat a skillet or griddle on medium-low heat.
  6. Add a spoonful or scoop of batter to a skillet.
  7. (I like to use lid and cover the pancake, that way its cooked all the way through and not gooey inside)
  8. Flip pancake and repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
  9. Creamy syrup:
  10. Combine condensed milk with heavy whipping cream in a small saucepan.
  11. Heat the saucepan on med-low heat.
  12. Remove from heat and whisk in sour cream.
  13. Syrup:
  14. Combine water and brown sugar in a medium saucepan.
  15. Bring it to a boil on a high heat.
  16. Boil for 8-10 minutes until the syrup reduces to approximately 1 cup.
  17. Remove from heat and whisk in the cream and cinnamon if you like.
  18. We like to combine these two syrups together.It's really good!
  19. Pour syrup over pancakes.Add dallop of cottage cheese and top it off with fruits or berries.
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Berry Parfait

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This is a light and fresh breakfast,snack,or even dessert.Very simple to make  and nutritiously loaded with superfoods  .

Berry Parfait

Ingredients

  • Plain yogurt
  • raspberries
  • strawberries chopped
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • Raw agave syrup,honey or real maple syrup
  • Your choice or mix of-
  • oats
  • amaranth
  • hemp seeds
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • raw buckwheat (not toasted)
  • almonds,cashews or hazelnuts.

Instructions

  1. Layer the ingredients in a tall glass or wine glass in this order;
  2. yogurt
  3. berries
  4. your choice of nuts,seeds,oats listed above.
  5. drizzle a little bit of raw agave syrup or honey.
  6. repeat the layer and top with more berries.
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Berry cake

Berry cake
Berry cake
This is a divine and super delicious berry cake.Very fast and simple to make.  The inside of the sponge cake is combined with cream;then the cake bowl is filled back with the creamy mixture. The top of the cake is topped with mix of fresh or frozen berries. I prefer to use frozen berries because it gives out the juice and gives the cake more berry flavor.
Cake:
6 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup sifted flour
Cream:
1 package cream cheese
1 can condensed milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream*
1 stick butter softened room temp.*
2 tablespoons vanilla*
1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar (optional if you like sweeter cake)*
Fresh or frozen berries
*You can substitute these ingredients with 8 ozs cool whip. (I try to avoid using cool whip.)
Heat oven to 325 degrees.
On high speed beat eggs with sugar.When the batter is stiff and light, add flour and mix it  gently and well on low . Pour the batter into 9” round baking pan and bake for  about  20-25 minutes. Let  the cake cool.
For the cream:
On high speed with electric mixer whip butter and cream cheese until well combined then gradually add condensed milk and vanilla.Slowly pour in heavy whipping cream while the mixer is running.Continue to whip until cream is stiff and fluffy.
To make the cake:
Take out the inside of cake leaving the bottom and sides as a frame.Spread a generous amount of cream  to bottom and sides of  the cake.
Add the rest of the cream to the cake that was taken out but reserve about 1/4 cup for the outside sides of the cake  and mix it well  until there is  no dry pieces left. Fill the inside cake with a cake mixture and top  with frozen berries.Place it in the fridge.
Berry cake

Berry cake

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • Cream:
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream*
  • 1 stick butter softened room temp.*
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla*
  • 1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar (optional if you like sweeter cake)*
  • Fresh or frozen berries
  • *You can substitute these ingredients with 8 ozs cool whip. (I try to avoid using cool whip.)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. On high speed beat eggs with sugar.When the batter is stiff and light, add flour and mix it gently and well on low . Pour the batter into 9'' round baking pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Let the cake cool.
  3. For the cream:
  4. On high speed with electric mixer whip butter and cream cheese until well combined then gradually add condensed milk and vanilla.Slowly pour in heavy whipping cream while the mixer is running.Continue to whip until cream is stiff and fluffy.
  5. To make the cake:
  6. Take out the inside of cake leaving the bottom and sides as a frame.Spread a generous amount of cream to bottom and sides of the cake.
  7. Add the rest of the cream to the cake that was taken out but reserve about 1/4 cup for the outside sides of the cake and mix it well until there is no dry pieces left. Fill the inside cake with a cake mixture and top with frozen berries.Place it in the fridge.
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