Smetannik - A Russian Sour Cream Cake

Ingredients

3 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the cream:
2/3 cup sugar

Preparation

1
Mix all the ingredients and divide in 4 equal parts.
2
Shape 4 balls with your hands. Roll out into rounds and cut based on the size of a large plate.
3
Bake each layer separately for 12 minutes at 450F.
4
Cover each chilled layer with cream and stack on top each other.
5
Let the ready cake rest in the refrigerator at least overnight, possibly longer - it only gets better with age.

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Taste-wise, this is an an amazing cake, with just the right combination of sweetness and a tartness. I will be making more of them. The only drawback is that it's 625 calories/serving... might try no-fat sour cream, though, to make it a bit less scary...

Yield:

9 servings

Added:

January 21, 2010

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