Jan 23, 2011

Bohemian Cake

Lots of eggs makes for lots of cause for concern, but it also makes a great cake, with a smooth, and silky filling. Thin slices is all you need to enjoy this rich cake, and it’s very presentable, and pretty. Only I don’t like thin slices; instead I have indulged, and dusted off my treadmill to make up for it. Dusting takes care of the extra calories --- my treadmill is actually out of order : )
For all of you adventurous souls out there. Enjoy!

Bohemian Cake

For the filling:
15 egg yolks
4 tbs corn starch
7 ½ dl milk
300g sugar
4 tsp vanilla sugar
200g unsalted butter or margarine (room temperature)
100g dark chocolate
2 dl heavy whipping cream
1 whipping cream stabilizer
Powdered sugar (to taste) to sweeten the whipping cream

For the cake layers:
15 egg whites
300g sugar
350g ground walnuts
3 tbs all purpose flour

To make the filling:
Cook 7 dl milk, sugar and vanilla sugar in a pan, until it starts boiling. Mix egg yolks, ½ dl of milk, and corn starch until well combined, and there are no lumps. Mix it into boiling milk, reduce heat, and stir quickly. Cook for few minutes until thick. Let it cool to room temperature.
When cooled mix in the butter until nice and silky. Divide into two, and add melted chocolate into one part. Let it cool for a while in the fridge until you make the cake layers.

To make the cake layers:
Preheat oven to 395° F. Mix egg whites and sugar on a high speed until stiff meringue forms. Add walnuts and flour, and combine, but don’t over mix. Divide into three, and bake three cake layers. Cool the layers before applying the filling. I have used 9” spring form pans.
To assemble:
Divide the two fillings into 2 parts each. Arrange in the following order: cake layer, one part vanilla filling spread evenly over the cake layer. Then place one part of the chocolate filling in a ziploc bag, make a hole in one corner, and squeeze over the vanilla filling evenly in a circular motion starting from the middle. Repeat with another cake layer, vanilla filling, then chocolate filling, then top with the last cake layer. Apply whipped cream all over the cake, and decorate as you wish.

Adapted from magazine “Gurman” with minor modifications.


Serena@TentarNonNuoce said...

awwwww awesome! but all your recipes are after all :)

you know? i used to have the same attitude, whenever i looked at a recipe, one of the criteria that kept me from trying it was exactly an "excessive" amount of eggs... but mostly mom has to be blamed for this selection i used to make, she was like "6 eggs for a so tiny cake? no way!"
now... i do not care, if a recipe calls for 7 eggs, damn it, who cares! i'll by 4 dozens of them and that's it! and i have also started to not tell my mom the ingredients and amounts of the stuff she eats... she altready complains about that "stuff", plus if she knew that i used 2 sticks of butter, or 12 eggs.. god help me! what you don't know can't hurt you, right? :D (at least not immediately, let's hark back to that when you get your cholesterol exams' results :D)lol



Melita said...

Thank you Serena! :)
I'm not going to see a doctor any time soon... Diet first! :)

José Manuel said...

Madre mía que cosa tan fantastica, me ha encantado.


Bite my cake said...

Beautiful, like all your recpies and photos! I enjoy and look forward to every post on your blog!

Melita said...

Thank you all! :)

briarrose said...

Beautiful! 15 eggs....wow...now that is rich. ;)

Milin kuvar said...

This is my very first time on your blog... Cake looks amazing and soooooo tasty :)

Just Cake Girl said...

It looks amazing ;) as does everyting else ;)

Andrea said...

Torta izgleda savršeno, a posebno mi je drago vidjeti da si opet aktivna na blogu. Radujem se novim delicijama iz tvoje kuhinje. :)

cocoa and coconut said...

What an incredibly beautiful cake! It is beautifully presented. That silky smooth filling sounds fantastic. I'd love a big slice too

Serena@TentarNonNuoce said...

Sweet Melita, please don't hate me for what i'm gonna do :D

i would love to award you with this

since i think yours is one of the most beautiful blogs :) and deserves this award :)


Boabe de Cafea said...

It looks amazing! Great job :)

Sophia said...

Very, very pretty!! I've never even heard of a Bohemian Cake before! You should consider entering this cake into Recipe4Living's 5th Birthday Recipe Contest! The site is turning 5 years old, and we're giving away a Scharffen Berger gift basket to the top birthday cake that's submitted!

sheila @ Elements said...

It looks incredibly beautiful, and I'm sure it tastes divine! :)

Laura said...

This looks so luscious!

Tadeja said...

Lijepo je vidjeti te ponovo! :)
Ja uzaludno tražim isti okus boemki kakve sam jela u mladosti u jednoj slastičarni u Zagrebu i ne pronalazim. Bilježim recept i javim ti jesam li konačno pronašla prave! :)

Momo said...

gorgeous cake!:)

OSa said...

How nice you're back! I came across your blog when you were taking a break but I came coming back hoping that one day I'll find an update - and finally I have! That's great because your blog is just superb.

Suzy said...

Amazing cake! Lots of eggs yes, but I know it translates to wonderful. And the cost of eggs is minimal compared to what a cake like this would cost at a bakery. I love finding a post from you. Your blog is a favorite of mine.

Cool Chic Style Fashion said...

Stupenda questa torta, complimenti !

Tamaravvo said...

Очень сложно с переводом, но все равно буду частым гостем. Спасибо.

Nusha said...

Thank you for this recipe. My "Bohemian Cake" was delicios, amazing.I have not enouth words.Thank you...thank you.

dining table said...

The cake looks so lovely! I like the layers of the cake. I think this is really perfectly made.

Chocolate Freckles said...

Nice cake!!! looks fabulous!

Maja said...


Nina said...

wow, what a cake!

Maja said...

Prekrasna! Pouzdano znam da su torte s puno jaja jako fine unatoč tome što su bombe :)

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