Cake Damskiy Kapriz



Cake Damskiy Kapriz is a multi layered Russian cake that is very delicious and moist.Three different layers consist of walnuts,dried apricots and poppy seeds.Each layer is sliced and soaked with moscato wine syrup and covered in smooth sour cream frosting or dulce de leche frosting.


Cake “Damskiy Kapriz”-дамский каприз


  • Cake batter:
  • 7 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour sifted
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon corn/potato starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cups soaked and chopped dried apricots*
  • *You can substitute for raisins(soaked)
  • Syrup:
  • combine-
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 5 tablespoons moscato wine(optional)
  • Cream:
  • 2 sticks butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar*
  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • *Add more if desired.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line and grease three 9-inch round spring-foam cake pans with parchment paper.
  3. Using a stand or hand mixer,beat eggs with sugar until fluffy and light in color.
  4. In a small bowl combine baking soda and vinegar.
  5. Add sour cream,vanilla,baking powder and baking soda vinegar mixture to the beaten eggs.
  6. Gradually add flour and corn/potato starch and mix carefully until the batter is smooth.
  7. Divide the batter into three portions and add poppy seeds to one portion,walnuts to other, and apricots or raisins to the last one.Mix and pour the batter in the cake pans.
  8. Bake 2 of the cakes at once for about 15-20 minutes.
  9. Bake the third cake after the other two.
  10. Let cakes cool completely.
  11. Cream:
  12. Beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy using a stand or hand mixer.
  13. add in condensed milk,vanilla and sour cream.
  14. Beat on high until all ingredients are well combined and cream is smooth.
  15. Assembling:
  16. Slice each layer in half.
  17. Spray or pour syrup around the layer first layer.
  18. Spread cream on top of the cake layer.
  19. Repeat steps for all the layers.
  20. Cover the cake with the remaining cream and decorate as desired.*
  21. I used shredded and melted chocolate.
  22. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  23. You can also use dulce de leche cream for this cake.
  24. 2 sticks butter softened at room temp.
  25. 8 0zs.cream cheese
  26. 2 cans cooked condensed milk(dulce de leche)
  27. 2 tablespoons Cognac,brandy or amaretto * optional
  28. Beat butter with cream cheese.
  29. Add dulce de leche and beat until smooth and creamy.
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