Flour with butter and crumbs

The Napoleon Cake Recipe

Napoleon – is a tender Russian cake consisting of very thin layers and a delicious cream. Here is our favorite recipe of this cake that we adore.

For cream you can make Custard, and whip it with butter. But what we prefer is Napoleon with cream made from milk cream and condensed milk.

Ingredients for Napoleon Cake

for dough

  • Flour: 350 gr.
  • Butter 175 gr.
  • Ice cold water 3 tbsp
  • 6% vinegar 1 tbsp
  • Vodka: 2 tbsp
  • 1 egg.
  • Pinch of salt.

for cream

  • 35% cream: 200 ml.
  • Boiled condensed milk: 400 ml.
  • Butter 80 g.
  • A few drops of vanilla essence.
  • Sugar: 2 tbsp

Recipe for Napoleon Cake

    1. Chop flour with cold butter into small crumbs, put them in a dish, cover with a film and place into the fridge for 2-3 hours.
Flour with butter and crumbs

Flour with butter and crumbs

    1. Mix water, salt, vinegar and vodka. Pour this mixture into the butter crumbs, add an egg and knead soft dough.
    2. Divide the dough into 10-12 balls and place them in the fridge for an hour.
balls of dough

balls of dough

    1. Roll out each ball thinly.
    2. Put a plate on each rolled layer and cut out a round piece. We have cake layers diameter of 16 cm.
    3. Don’t take the cutouts away from the baking tray. Prick every round piece with a fork.
Roll out the pastry, prick with a fork

Roll out the pastry, prick with a fork

    1. Bake for 5 minutes at 390 degrees,until light golden color.
baked cake layers

baked cake layers

    1. Beat the cutouts from each layer into crumbs – you will use them to sprinkle over the top of the cake.
cutouts  grind into crumbs

cutouts grind into crumbs

    1. Whip cream milk, sugar, with butter and condensed milk for cream.
    2. Smear the cream over the layers, putting them one on another. Cover the form with a film and put away into the fridge, for 12 hours.
    3. Then take cake, easily press it from the top. Smear the sides of the cake with the remains of the cream and sprinkle with crumbs.
The Napoleon Cake

The Napoleon Cake

The Napoleon Cake

The Napoleon Cake