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    The Carpathians cake recipe

    “The Carpathians” cake is a wonderful layered cake which makes the perfect choice for Christmas or for New Years Eve. It’s name comes from the resemblance to a mountain peak. The Carpathians are the largest Romanian mountain chain so, here’s the name: The Carpathians. This absolutely delicious layered cake is made from very thin cake sheets and caramel cream and topped with melted chocolate. You may also sprinkle some crushed nuts or coconut flakes. The Carpathians cake is a pretty simple cake but you have to work a little to roll out the sheets. If these are your first cake sheets, it may seem quite difficult to roll them but…

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    Romanian crustless cheesecake

    In Romania we have a traditional cheesecake called “pasca” made from a sweet bread crust and filled with sweet cheese and raisins. We have also a delicious sweet cheese and raisin pie which is similar to a sweet shortcrust pastry filled with cheese. These are both absolutely delicious desserts , but what I love most is the filling. So, I’ve made a delicious crustless cheesecake, flavorful and loaded with raisins. To prepare this cheese cake you need quark cheese which is similar to our “sweet cheese”. This is also a quick and easy to make cheesecake. All you have to do is to combine all the ingredients, pour the batter…

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    Diplomat cake

    No bake, very easy to make and absolutely delicious, Diplomat cake is the most popular cake in Romania. It’s a wonderful combination of vanilla cream, whipped cream, fruits, and ladyfingers.To prepare this cake I used a 25cm diameter pot. I made an upside down cake. If you use a loose base cake tin, start assembling the cake with the ladyfingers layer.After preparation, you must refrigerate the Diplomat cake for at least 6 hours. Over night is even better. Ingredients for Diplomat cake (25cm diameter)   Note: metric and USA  measurements– 500 ml (2 cups and 2 tablespoons) milk– 500 ml (2 cups and 2 tablespoons) whipping cream– 4 egg yolks–…

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    Fruit yogurt cake

    So refreshing and flavorful, this delicious fruit yogurt cake makes the perfect summer treat. And it’s so incredibly easy to make :). This wonderful cake is made from plain yogurt, whipped cream and fruits, with a lady fingers base. So, you don’t have to bake anything and that’s a big plus in summer time, right? 🙂 You have though to use the stove for a few minutes to melt the gelatin. As regarding the fruits, I used apricots and peaches but you may use your favorite fruits. You may use fresh or canned fruits. Pay attention though to papaya, pineapple and kiwi because they don’t get along very well with…

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    Caramel-apple upside-down cake

    Soft and flaky sponge cake and apples soaked in caramel sauce… This caramel-apple upside down cake is absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect apple cake! It’s a gorgeous cake, flavorful and yet easy to make with a handful of ingredients. You have to start by caramelizing the sugar directly into the baking dish you are going to bake the cake. Allow to cool and place apple slices on top. Bake for about 20 minutes and, meanwhile, prepare the sponge cake. Remove the apples form the oven, pour in the batter and bake for another 30 minutes. It’s a very simple and easy to prepare cake and you have to give it…

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    Italian Mimosa cake recipe

    This pretty and delicious Mimosa cake is the Italian’s way to honor women on the 8th of March, the international women’s day. On this special day, women are given Mimosa flowers. Maybe, at some point, someone thought that a cake will go perfectly along with the flowers 🙂 Mimosa cake’s name comes from the resemblance to mimosa flowers. It is made from sponge cake, diplomat cream and pineapple and decorated with sponge cake crumbs or very small cubs. Diplomat cream is actually pastry cream mixed with whipped cream. In Romania we have a cake called Diplomat cake which is made from diplomat cream, fruits and ladyfingers. Mimosa cake is very…

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    Chocolate magic custard cake recipe

    This chocolate magic custard cake is, definitely, the perfect chocolate cake. It’s so creamy and sinfully delicious, yet so easy to make. All you have to do is to combine all the ingredients in one bowl, pour into a baking tray and bake. And the magic happens. Chocolate magic custard cake is a cake which separates itself into 3 layers: a firm base, a soft and creamy center and a fluffy top layer. For good results, it is important to bake this cake at low temperature (160-180º C) and follow exactly the recipe. If you haven’t already tried this gorgeous Chocolate magic custard cake, it is time! I’m sure it…

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    Magic custard cake

    What’s magic about this cake? Magic custard cake looks like it’s been carefully layered with three different components: a firm base followed by a creamy custard layer and, topped with a fluffy sponge J But it’s not! Only combine all the ingredients in one bowl, pour the batter in a baking tray and bake. And the magic happens in the oven! Magic custard cake it is bake at low temperature (160-180ºC). After baking, it is recommended to allow the cake completely cool, even keep it in the refrigerator over night. The layers will separate perfectly: the top layer is a sponge, the middle is custard and the bottom is almost like fudge.…

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    Kinder Pingui cake

    This kinder pingui cake is a gorgeous cake, absolutely delicious and easy to make. It is made from 2 cocoa cake layers with cream filling and chocolate glaze. It’s every kid’s dream! And mine too! 🙂 The cream is made with whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk and honey. You can also prepare at home sweetened condensed milk from 250ml milk and 100gr sugar. It’s very tasty and easy to make. Ingredients for Kinder Pingui cake (24cm diameter): For cake: – 4 eggs – 100gr sugar – 30gr honey – 30ml milk – 100ml vegetable oil – 40gr semolina – 50gr flour – 50gr cocoa – vanilla flavor – 5gr baking…

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    Easy caramel cake recipe

    This caramel cake is a delicious combination of light and fluffy cake with a creamy and delicious middle layer made from caramel custard. It’s quite easy to make and absolutely delicious. I baked only 1 cake sheet of 27/37cm and I cut it into halves. So the cake is 13.5/18.5cm. The cream is made with caramelized sugar, milk, 1 egg and a bit of flour then mixed with butter. It’s easy to make and very tasty. Ingredients for easy caramel cake: – 3 eggs – 180ml milk – 150gr sugar – 100ml vegetable oil – 300gr flour  – a pinch of salt – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 2 teaspoons…