Soft & creamy heavenly taste in just a few easy steps. Would you like to make a cake and don’t event touch a flour or the oven? Are you craving something refreshing, fruity & creamy? Do you love fruit & soft pastry? Well then this recipe is exactly what you are looking for.
Made my first Sponge cake as a 10 year-old, back in Slovakia and I was pretty proud of my self. And I’m spreading this great & easy recipe of this dreamy goodness ever since. I have to say, that even after all those years I spent in my Grandma’s kitchens, I haven’t developed the “baking sense” for some reason! It’s just way too complicated, time-consuming and even with my best efforts I never got the right results! Hate failing, especially if you end-up hungry and the food & money go to waste, so I gave up. For years now, NO-BAKE desserts served me just alright. Enough talking, let’s try this delicious Sponge cake à la Slovakia recipe, over a long Bank holiday weekend, shall we? :)
Cost: £15 / Time: 30 min / Serves: 8 / Total calories: 3500 (440/person) / Contains: Milk
2 packs of sponge biscuits (2x200g)
2 large bananas
3 cups of sour cream (3x200g)
1 natural yogurt (500g)
OR: Low-fat natural yogurt for lighter version / Soya yogurt for vegetarians.
Extras: honey/chocolate powder/jam/syrup or sugar, water/milk
Knife, spoon, glass bowl OR plastic container, cutting board or plate
Same as with soups & salads – amount of ingredients are adjustable to your liking. Having a bit more ingredients, is better than rushing to the shop in the middle of cooking process :). Try & see what is the best exact amount of ingredients and container that suits you best.
I suggest making yourself comfortable, best in the living room with Tv or good speakers – as its gonna take a while (put some music on or your favourite film). Unpack everything on the table close to your reach. Mix 2 of the sour creams with a bit water or milk (thin mixture), CAREFUL not too watery! One sour cream with yogurt (thick mixture). Add some honey/chocolate powder/jam/syrup or sugar – fully up to your preferences. For a nice serving effect best to alternate layers of white and coloured mixtures. Wash berries, pill bananas, have a glass of vine :)
Now you may proceed with your creation – the base – a first layer should be always made of sponge biscuits covered with the thick mixture. Cut bananas – slice off round thin coins by cutting it crosswise. Same with strawberries. To achieve a delicate taste, slices should not be thicker than 2-3mm. Place fruits evenly over the cream layer, covering a whole area. Try to make layers as even as possible. After maximum 2 of fruit layers cover it with a thinner mixture (covering all the gaps). Repeat this steps until you fill the container almost to the brim. Make sure that the last layer is a thick mixture. Now you can unleash your imagination and decorate, with the rest you the fruits, chocolate, honey or jam.
Tadaaa, DONE but don’t get too excited, you have to cover up, this creation of perfection, and put it in the fridge. Hah painful after all that effort I know! In order for layers to blend nicely leave it in the fridge at least over night, although 24h is better. The only problem is, that tomorrow you will wish that you have made MORE of it, that’s my promise!
Sample: My cake layers – sponge biscuits – thick mixture – banana – strawberry – thin mixture – sponge biscuits – chocolate mixture – banana – blueberries – thin mixture – sponge biscuits – thick mixture – fruit decoration.
- The best it looks in a big glass bowl for sure – when all layers are nicely visible. Go for it if you are expecting guests.
- Depends on the size and types of dishes – serve it cold & cut it OR just grab the spoon & dig in!
- an empty sour cream cups or any plastic containers with a lid from the take-away are great, because you can than enjoy the cake at work or give it to you friends and don’t worry about return of your precious Tupperware
- Tupperware – plastic food containers
- careful don’t make a thin mixture too watery
- add honey/chocolate powder/jam/syrup or sugar to the mixtures if you have a sweet tooth or if the fruit is not sweet enough
- add depth and flavor to your cake with a bit of strong cold coffee OR a bit of rum
- in case fresh fruit is not available – use canned fruit
- basically any soft fruit that you can cut into a nice thin pieces is suitable – kiwi, canned pear/pineapple/apple etc…
Well 3500cal. or 3000cal., forget about that for now, close your eyes, turn off your brain and enjoy this fruity soft goodness :) Fruit is good!
“Love is like a good cake; you never know when it’s coming, but you’d better eat it when it does!” – C. JoyBell C., writer
myMood song: Best Of Bob Marley
While I was making a cake I heard it in the radio and it brought me in such a good mood. Good old Bob, makes everyone relaxed. Its 1h 40min long mix, so it’s should give you plenty of time for preparation and cleaning :)
I’ve used round sponge biscuits made by Czech company “Opavia”. In Czech and Slovakia they are called “Piškoty”. You can find them in London as well, in Polish or Czech/Slovakian shops in North London.
This delicious sponge biscuits are basically melting in your month. That’s why they are also called Children sponge biscuits – babies with no teeth love to mumble on them. Once you start chewing those, you simply can’t stop :) History of “Opavska” factory begins in 1840, when the local weaver Kaspar Melhior Baltasar Fiedor with his wife founded the company called “Fiedor” producing wafers, including wafers with a round shape, unique back then. Now known as a “Fidorka“, one of mine favourite and still on the market btw. Impressive! Small, round, crunchy, chocolate thingy… mmm, YumYum!
Thank you for reading guys. With or without the cake enjoy a bank holiday in UK! xxx
Round sponge biscuits, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, sour cream, honey, glass bowl, soup cups from our canteen.