Mazurek (Polish Easter Cake) Recipe

Mazurek Cake

Mazurek (Polish Easter Cake) Recipe

This sweet sheet cake is a must in Poland on Easter. It looks beautiful with the flower decoration made out of 2 different colored jams and flaked almonds. [Recipe originally submitted to]
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
1 hour 1 minute
Total Time 2 hours 11 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Poland
Calories 275 kcal



  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2  tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 pic egg
  • 3 pic  hard-boiled egg yolks, mashed
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, or to taste
  • 1 pic beaten egg


  • ¼ cup water
  • 3  tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup cherry preserves
  • ½ cup apricot preserves
  • ¼ cup candied cherries, halved, or more as needed
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


  • Combine 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons butter, sugar, and egg in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in mashed egg yolks. Add flour, ground almonds, and lemon zest. Knead into a dough. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll out 2/3 of the dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle the size of the baking sheet. Lay onto the prepared baking sheet. Roll remaining dough into finger-thick rolls. Press dough rolls onto the cake in a diamond-shaped pattern. Brush rolls with beaten egg.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Pour 1/4 cup water into a saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin powder on top. Let stand until softened, about 1 minute. Place over low heat; stir constantly until granules are completely dissolved, about 3 minutes.
  • Heat cherry and apricot preserves in 2 small pots over low heat until hot. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Mix half of the dissolved gelatin into each flavor. Alternate filling the diamond shapes of the cake with the 2 different flavors. Arrange sliced almonds and candied cherries into flower shapes on top.


Nutrition Information:
  • protein 6.3g
  • carbohydrates 30.2g
  • fat 15g
  • cholesterol 73.3mg
  • sodium 16.7mg
Keyword Mazurek Cake

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