Cake Collegiate hut

Servings: 6 Cooking time: Hours + 2 minutes to 1 day

Cake monastic hut, the recipe of which is describedbelow, looks very unusual and in the winter, is not it? In Europe, where the recipe came from Russia, it is called "firewood under the snow." And indeed, this masterpiece of Russian cuisine resembles a pile of wood, covered with fluffy snow.

This recipe I have often appears on the table in theduring family gatherings. Cook it a bit troublesome, why not cook it often, but on New Year's - is necessary. Especially for this summer cake preservatives few cans of cherries in their own juice, without bones, so there is always fruit, ready for use.

If you do not have cherries, canned so, you can always buy in the store cherry compote and remove the stones from the cherries, but in this case it is necessary to add a little sugar to the dough, otherwise the cake will not be enough sweet.

Ready cake needs some time(Usually enough one night), so that all layers (wood) impregnated with sour cream. For this purpose, it should be left in a cool place (but not in the refrigerator) for at least 10-12 hours. Therefore, if you are planning to treat someone "Monastic hut", prepare the cake for the day yesterday.

Ingredients for "Cake Collegiate hut":

Bakery products:

  • 3 cups flour (or slightly more);
  • 200 g margarine (one pack);
  • 1 cup sour cream;
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda;
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar;
  • Bank cherry compote without seed;
  • 1/4 cup sugar (optional).


  • 750 g shopping sour cream (20-25% fat);
  • 1/2 cup sugar;
  • 1-2 sachets of vanilla sugar;
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt.

The recipe for "Cake Collegiate hut":

Cake monastic hut Prepare the ingredients: sour cream frosting should be sufficiently liquid to soak into the baked dough, but not too liquid to the cake is not too wet. So if you have sour cream is too thick, dilute it with yogurt, if too thin - take it less.

Cake monastic hut Pour into a deep bowl about 2 cups of the flour, add the margarine (to lie down at room temperature). Mix the flour with margarine, using a fork or whisk.

Cake monastic hut Add sour cream and cherry if sweet enough, add about 1/4 cup sugar; mix well.

Cake monastic hut Pour vinegar in a spoonful of baking soda, after they begin to react, add them to the dough.

Cake monastic hut Continue to pour flour until the dough is dense enough to work with him with his hands.

Cake monastic hut Then lay out the dough on a wooden board sprinkled with flour, knead hands, add a little more flour if necessary.

Cake monastic hut Divide the dough into 18 pieces (of this amount"Logs" you can make a 5 + 4 + 4 + 3 + 2 bed, like I did, or 6 + 5 + 4 + 3 layers). To all this we divide the dough into 4 pieces, and then cut into two of these pieces, and 5 parts of 2 - 4.

Cake monastic hut We roll down the pieces into balls, pour the flour, collect in a bowl and put in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.

Cake monastic hut Drain the liquid from the cherries, putting it on a sieve for 20 minutes. This recipe requires only cherry compote itself can be used for jelly or anything else.

Cake monastic hut Cover the pan 2 baking parchmentpaper, grease it with margarine. Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Form the "wood": each ball dough is rolled out with a rolling pin into a thin oval imposed on him cherry twist in a long roll and a well seal up the edges to cherry juice does not flow during baking.

Cake monastic hut You get 18 sticks of dough with cherries inside a sealed: the length of each rod should be close to the width of the pan for baking.

Cake monastic hut Ready-made "wood" gently move to the prepared baking sheets.
Preheat oven to 180 gr.S. Place both sheets with sticks in the oven for 20-25 minutes (if in the process of baking a little bit of cherry juice is spilled, do not worry).

Cake monastic hut Do not overcook your pastries: sticks with cherries should be a light golden color - "wood" for the "Monastic hut" is not baked too long, otherwise the dough will be too dry and will require more time to soak cream.

Cake monastic hut Now it's time to prepare the glaze: If the glaze is not sufficient, the cake will be soft, so if you need to add a little sour cream buttermilk to get the desired consistency, but do not add too much.

Cake monastic hut Pour the cream into a bowl. Add sugar to taste (I used half a cup of sugar). Add the vanilla sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.

Cake monastic hut Now you can collect the cake: as I said earlier, I did 5 + 4 + 4 + 3 + 2 sticks with cherries. If you get broken in the process of baking sticks, put them in the middle layers at the center of the pie.

Cake monastic hut Place the first layer - five sticks next to each other. Generously cover them with glaze and place on top of the second layer of rods - 4 pieces. Continue in the same spirit: another layer of 4 sticks, then three and two.

Cake monastic hut Each layer generously lubricate the sour cream. Distribute evenly the remaining frosting on top and sides of cake.

Cake monastic hut Leave the cake in a cool place (not the refrigerator) for a day to soak in sour cream (I covered it with plastic wrap and carried to the balcony).

Cake monastic hut The next day, the cake is ready, you can cut it and bring to the New Year's table. If you want to prepare it for the main winter holiday, cook "the Monastery hut" on December 30th.
Bon Appetit and Happy New Year!

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