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Kyiv cake in a simple way: the idea was shared by a famous chef

Kateryna YagovychFood
Kyiv cake from Tetiana Lytvynova. Source: 3piroga.ua

Kyiv cake is the hallmark of the Ukrainian capital. This dessert is known all over the world. But despite the special cooking technology, there is a variant that you can make even at home.

The idea of making a simple version of the Kyiv cake was shared by the famous Ukrainian chef Tetiana Lytvynova (tanita_litvinova) on Instagram. The cake is very crispy.

Kyiv cake in a simple way: the idea was shared by a famous chef

Ingredients:

  • protein - 240 g (about 7 eggs)
  • sugar - 330 g
  • hazelnuts - 170 mg (roasted and chopped)

Ingredients for the cream:

  • syrup (sugar 170 g, water 80 g)
  • egg yolks - 160 g
  • butter - 320 g
  • cocoa - 2 tbsp.

Ingredients for the decoration:

  • 180 hazelnuts and candurin

Method of preparation:

1. Whip the whites into a foam, gradually adding sugar, and beat until a stable meringue consistency.

Kyiv cake in a simple way: the idea was shared by a famous chef

2. Add the chopped hazelnuts and mix gently. Divide into 2 cakes in a split mold. Bake for an hour at 140 degrees.

Kyiv cake in a simple way: the idea was shared by a famous chef

3. Let cool and remove from the mold.

4. For the cream, boil the syrup at 113 degrees. Check for readiness.

Kyiv cake in a simple way: the idea was shared by a famous chef

5. Whisk the egg yolks at room temperature until white and add a thin stream to whip into a fluffy foam.

Kyiv cake in a simple way: the idea was shared by a famous chef

6. Spread 1/3 of the cream on the first layer and sprinkle a handful of hazelnuts between the layers.

7. Add cocoa to the rest of the cream and mix thoroughly.

Kyiv cake in a simple way: the idea was shared by a famous chef

8. Spread the cream on the top and sides of the cake.

Kyiv cake in a simple way: the idea was shared by a famous chef

9. Put to stabilize in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.

10. Garnish with whole nuts, sprinkled with candurine and chopped hazelnuts on the sides.

Kyiv cake in a simple way: the idea was shared by a famous chef

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