Squirrel Cake with nuts

 If you like nuts, then this “squirrel cake” is for you.It does take some time to make it.It is fairly sweet and fills you up quickly.

Ingredients for batter:

preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 1/2 cups of your favorite nuts.toasted,cooled, and chopped in a blender (you can have them mixed using variety)
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 sticks butter melted but not hot
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cup flour

Directions for cake batter:
In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat eggs on high speed until they will be foamy and pale.Add the sugar,sour cream and butter. Mix on low.

Combine flour,nuts, and baking powder.
Gently combine the flour mixture with the whipped eggs.

Grease a  9 x 2 3/4 spring-foam pan.
Pour half of the batter to the pan and spread it with spoon or spatula.
Bake for about 13-15 minutes.
Repeat with the rest of the batter.

 

Amaretto syrup:
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Amaretto liquor

combine all ingredients.Let cool

Ingredients for cream:

Inside-
1 can condensed milk ( cook the cans for two hour in water, or use  prepared Dulce DE leches)
2 sticks butter softened at room temp.
4 tablespoons sour cream

Beat together butter with dulce de leche. Add sour cream, and beat again.

Carefully slice the cake to have four layers all together.
Spray or add syrup using a spoon on each layer.
Spread the cream evenly on each layer leaving the top.

Outside-
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted)

Beat together heavy cream with sugar.Gradually add cocoa powder.
Spread the cream all over the top and sides of the cake.

Decorate the cake as desired. Top it with mixed nuts,chocolate,  sifted cocoa.

“Squirrel Cake” with nuts

Ingredients

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite nuts.toasted,cooled, and chopped in a blender (you can have them mixed using variety)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 sticks butter melted but not hot
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup flour

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat eggs on high speed until they will be foamy and pale.Add the sugar,sour cream and butter. Mix on low.
  2. Combine flour,nuts, and baking powder.
  3. Gently combine the flour mixture with the whipped eggs.
  4. Grease a 9 x 2 3/4 spring-foam pan.
  5. Pour half of the batter to the pan and spread it with spoon or spatula.
  6. Bake for about 13-15 minutes.
  7. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
  8. Amaretto syrup:
  9. 1/2 cup boiling water
  10. 2 tablespoons sugar
  11. 2 tablespoons Amaretto liquor
  12. combine all ingredients.Let cool
  13. Ingredients for cream:
  14. Inside-
  15. 1 can condensed milk ( cook the cans for two hour in water, or use prepared Dulce DE leches)
  16. 2 sticks butter softened at room temp.
  17. 4 tablespoons sour cream
  18. Beat together butter with dulce de leche. Add sour cream, and beat again.
  19. Carefully slice the cake to have four layers all together.
  20. Spray or add syrup using a spoon on each layer.
  21. Spread the cream evenly on each layer leaving the top.
  22. Outside-
  23. 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  24. 1 cup powdered sugar
  25. 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted)
  26. Beat together heavy cream with sugar.Gradually add cocoa powder.
  27. Spread the cream all over the top and sides of the cake.
  28. Decorate the cake as desired. Top it with mixed nuts,chocolate, sifted cocoa.
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Comments

  1. Mmmmmm…..this looks very delicious!!!! It has all of my favt ingredients… Definatly will make this. Thanks for sharing :) God bless!!!

  2. This is lovely! All the layers and the nuts- yum!

  3. I was looking for this cake

  4. I have a Q is the cake supposed to rise cuz it didn't when i made it? Also when u mentioned pour the batter in the pans, what texture is the cake supposed to be, I thought it was too thick similer to banana bread batter . Is that how its supposed to be?

  5. Hi Nadia, my mom makes this but quite different, I'll have to have her try ur recipe :) Oh and I'm making your mushroom and meat creapes tomorrow, I'll let you know how they turn out!!!

  6. Hi Emma,The cake batter is thick so you have to use a spoon or spatula to spread it.It should rise a little but, It's not going to be a soft type of cake,( It will after the syrup and cream). Also you can use a smaller pan and just bake four cake sheets,that way you don't have to slice it.

  7. Hi Marina,I would love to get her recipe, I like trying it in different ways.yeah sure let me know on the crepes.Good luck!

  8. Sorry for not mentioning those details,I fixed it.

  9. Thank you Nadia that was so sweet of u too update me.;)

  10. Hi Nadia, i asked my mom her version and she gave me the website she uses to make the cake:http://gotovim-doma.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=11236She uses gotovim-doma.ru very often since its in russian. I showed her ur recipe and shes gonna try it out.And also thank you for the crepes recipe, i made it a week ago and it was very yummy.God Bless!!!

  11. Hi Marina,Glad you liked the crepes. thank you,I love that website but never tried their version of this cake.I will check it out,It's been awhile since I looked at their cakes.Take care!

  12. Wow!!! Fantastic!!!

  13. Hey Nadia what can you submit if you dont have Amaretto liquor on hand? Thanks -Aliana

  14. Hi Aliana, You can use brandy or chocolate liquor. You can even substitute with little almond extract or skip the flavor part. Just do water and sugar to moist.

  15. Would rum work? -Aliana

  16. Yes it will work.

  17. Your so awesome thanks 4 replying to all my questions! God bless u -Aliana

  18. Thank you!!!! of course no problem. Blessings to u as well!

  19. When you blend the nuts do they have to be super blended are chopped chunks?

  20. They don't have to be too blended but fairly chopped not chunks.(small )

  21. Baking this right now hopefully turns out as good as yours! The batter is thick and i had a hard time making perfect so it could bake even! your cake looks perfect yum!!!

  22. Hey Nadia does the batter rise? cuz half of the batter i put is the same height as baked?

  23. It should rise a little but not as much,It should have more of hard texture.But it will be softer when you moist it with syrup.

  24. Great looking cake! Обожаю русскую еду! Не помню ела ли я его в детстве, но выглядит замечательно!

  25. Thank you! oh yes,I adore Russian food.

  26. Anonymous says:

    so you spay it with amaretto syrup and right after you spread the cream? u dont need need to wait for the syrup to soak in?

  27. no you don't have to wait, it soaks right in.

  28. This cake is soooo delicious I made if for my Mom and she loved it…. thank you for sharing this recipe!!!

    Here is how mine turned out http://borrowidea.blogspot.com/2013/03/squirrel-cake-with-nuts-and-chocolate.html =)

  29. Thanks so much for your feedback.Glad she liked it!

  30. Was the recipe permanently removed? :(

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