Kyiv Cake Recipe

Kyiv Cake

Kyiv Cake Recipe

Kiyv Cake is light and airy in the center, with a bit of a crunch, sandwiched by soft sponge layers. It’s a true Ukrainian Classic cake. It takes an effort of love, but the outcome will have you come for seconds!
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Ukraine
Calories 745 kcal


  • 1 sponge cake See link to a recipe above
  • 6 pic egg whites at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hazelnuts chopped
  • 2 cup jam strawberry, peach or apricot


  • 6 pic egg yolks
  • 1/3  cup  water
  • 8 tbsp condensed milk
  • 4 oz chocolate chips
  • 400 g Unsalted Butter room temperature


  • Prepare an 11 inch sponge cake. Refer to our famous Sponge Cake recipe.
  • Whip egg whites on high speed until they are doubled in volume.
  • Gradually add sugar until well combined.
  • Using a spatula, stir in a circular motion while gently mixing in the hazelnuts.
  • Spread the mixture onto 11 inch baking pan, lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Bake it at 250°F for 6 hours.


  • In a small pot, beat egg yolks. Add water and condensed milk, and stir until smooth.
  • Cook all ingredients on very low heat. Continue mixing the cream the entire time to prevent the cream from sticking to corners. Slowly increase the heat, but do not bring the mixture to a boil. Cook until the mixture attains the texture of condensed milk, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and add chocolate chips. Allow a few minutes for the mixture to melt, before mixing it through. Let the mixture cool off to room temperature.
  • In a separate bowl, beat butter. Once the butter is fluffy, add the cream mixture to the butter, a few spoonfuls at a time, until fully blended.


  • Using a serrated knife, slice the sponge cake horizontally in half. Cover each layer with jam, excluding the top layer.
  • Place the first layer of sponge cake and cover it with cream, followed by meringue, then again, a layer of cream.
  • Once the cake is put together, frost the sides, then top with the remaining cream and your choice of decoration.


Nutrition Information:
  • Fat 40g62%
  • Saturated Fat 21g105%
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 201mg67%
  • Sodium 443mg18%
  • Potassium 229mg7%
  • Carbohydrates 92g31%
  • Fiber 2g8%
  • Sugar 73g81%
  • Protein 8g16%
  • Vitamin A 1060IU21%
  • Vitamin C 6mg7%
  • Calcium 110mg11%
  • Iron 2mg11%
Keyword Kyiv Cake

I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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