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Multi-layer Ukranian Cake


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Multi-layer Ukranian Cake

Got Cake? | Mar 18, 2004 04:17 PM

When I was a kid my parents had good friends who had emigrated from Ukraine in the 1950's. My parents moved, they lost touch, but I've never forgotten this incredible Ukranian cake that the wife used to make.

I'm dreaming of finding it at some local Ukranian bakery (would go anywhere in greater metro NY area). I don't know if its a "classic" Ukranian cake, but if it sounds familiar to you and you know where I can find it, please please let me know. In the alternative I'm also posting a request for a recipe on the general chowhound board.

Overall the cake was white/yellow; it had many, many thin layers (I'm guessing 12 or more) that were less cakey and more like a cookie; layers were separated by a creamy filling/frosting that I'm guessing must have had had condensed milk in it; it was sweet, but not cloyingly so; it was maybe 5" high.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

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