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Makovo Vyshnevyi

Makovo-Vyshnevyi (Poppyseed Cake with Cherry Jelly)

Makovo-Vyshnevyi is so colorful, it reminds you of traditional Ukrainian embroidery, hence acquiring a symbolic meaning and conveying a sense of the national taste. This cake is a great first step to familiarize yourself with the Ukrainian dessert culture. Your guests will also love it – and that’s at the first sight and first bite.
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine Ukrainean


For Sponge cake:

  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • ½ lb  flour
  • ½ lb  sugar
  • 5 oz poppyseeds

For the Hard sauce:

  • 5 yolks
  • 5 oz sugar
  • 2 pints  milk
  • 1 pinch vanilla sugar
  • ½ lb dairy butter

For the Cherry jelly:

  • 1 ½ cup (12 oz)  water
  • 0,5 pint cherry juice
  • 9 oz frozen cherries
  • 2 packs cherry jelly

For the Topping:

  • 1 bar milk chocolate


How to Make Makovo-Vyshnevyi:

  • Combine the yolks, vegetable oil, and hot water in a separate bowl. Stir thoroughly. 
  • Mix the flour and yeast. Sift the mixture. 
  • Gradually add the sugar to the whipped whites. Then add the yolk mixture. Stir carefully.
  • Add the flour mixture and poppyseeds. Mix thoroughly. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet greased with dairy butter.
  • Bake the sponge cake for 35 minutes. 
  • Cool it and cut in half horizontally.

How to Make the Hard Sauce:

  • Combine the yolks, milk, sugar, and vanilla sugar. 
  • Boil the hard sauce and allow to cool. 
  • Mix the hard sauce with dairy butter and whip thoroughly.

How to Make the Cherry Jelly:

  • Bring the cherry juice to a boil. Add 2 packs of cherry jelly. Stir until the jelly dissolves completely. 
  • Add the cherries and wait until the jelly starts to thicken. 
  • Pour the jelly over one of the crusts. Place the cake in the fridge.
  • Grease the second crust with the prepared hard sauce. 
  • When the jelly has completely has set, put the crust over the hard sauce.
  • Top the poppy tart with melted milk chocolate and decorate with grated chocolate.
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