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.
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
8 ozs cream cheese
8 ozs condensed milk
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cold boiling water with 1 tablespoon sugar for soaking
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.
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.
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.