Russian Turtle Cake “Cherepaha”

This Russian turtle cake is really moist with nice little crunch,chocolate, and citrus flavor. To make it even more special for your kids birthday you can arrange the cake pieces in a shape of a turtle.Use raisins or chocolate chips for the eyes, and chocolate syrup or ganache to outline the shell.

Ingredients:
6 eggs
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa ( I used Dutch)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 cups flour

Cream:
3 1/5 cups sour cream
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter or 116 grams frozen
2 tablespoons cocoa
zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
1/2 cup raisins soaked and drained.
Shredded chocolate or cocoa for dusting.
* a little milk if needed

 Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.

Directions:
Beat eggs with sugar.
Mix vinegar with baking soda and add it to eggs and sugar.
Add cocoa and beat again.

Gradually add flour.

Using a teaspoon, Add the batter on the baking sheet. Bake for about 12-15 minutes. don’t over bake.
It should feel spongy.
You will need like 2-3 baking sheets.

Cream-
Beat sour cream with sugar.(if sour cream is too thick, add about 1/2 cup milk. I use Daisy brand so it’s a little thick for this cake.)
Shred frozen butter.
Add butter,zest,walnuts,cocoa and raisins to sour cream.
Mix to combine all the ingredients.

Dip cooled cake pieces in the cream and arrange one on top of another forming a little hill or turtles back. Sprinkle with shredded chocolate or cocoa. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight for better results.

Russian Turtle Cake “Cherepaha”-Торт “Черепаха”

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa ( I used Dutch)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 cups flour
  • Cream:
  • 3 1/5 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter or 116 grams frozen
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins soaked and drained.
  • Shredded chocolate or cocoa for dusting.
  • * a little milk if needed

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.
  3. Directions:
  4. Beat eggs with sugar.
  5. Mix vinegar with baking soda and add it to eggs and sugar.
  6. Add cocoa and beat again.
  7. Gradually add flour.
  8. Using a teaspoon, Add the batter on the baking sheet. Bake for about 12-15 minutes. don't over bake.
  9. It should feel spongy.
  10. You will need like 2-3 baking sheets.
  11. Cream-
  12. Beat sour cream with sugar.(if sour cream is too thick, add about 1/2 cup milk. I use Daisy brand so it's a little thick for this cake.)
  13. Shred frozen butter.
  14. Add butter,zest,walnuts,cocoa and raisins to sour cream.
  15. Mix to combine all the ingredients.
  16. Dip cooled cake pieces in the cream and arrange one on top of another forming a little hill or turtles back. Sprinkle with shredded chocolate or cocoa. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight for better results.
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Comments

  1. I love this cake..my sister inlaw makes it but I never have…thanks for sharing Nadia..I will make it :)

  2. Thank you for this recipe!!!
    I’ve been looking it for a very long time.
    I remember my mom made it for us when we were kids…and I wanted to
    Carry on the tradition. :)

  3. is there a way to print this recepie? having a hard time finding how to print this out.
    but thank you for the recepie!

  4. I just finished making this cake… I shred the butter like in the recipie… but it did not melt no matter what! When I was dipping the pieces there were still small chunks of butter… left it out on counter I hope the butter melts! Next time I think I will melt the butter before mixing it with the cream. Other than that thank you for the recipie!

    • Delightsofculinaria says:

      Olga, The butter should be cold not melted.Thats how I done it for many years.Yes you will have tiny pieces of butter,it’s ok. But use the smaller size side of shredder.Your welcome, Sorry for not clarifying.

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