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The perfect Spartacus cake with thin cakes and delicate cream: how to make the dough correctly

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
The perfect recipe for the popular Spartacus cake. Source: en.edunclub

Spartacus is a very popular chocolate cake that is often prepared for various family celebrations or everyday tea parties. The main secret of the successful taste of this dessert is very thinly rolled out cakes that are perfectly soaked in milk cream. Therefore, it is very important to prepare the right dough so that it does not tear and is elastic.

The idea of making Spartacus cake from thin sponge cakes was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Maryna with the nickname top.receptuc. To stabilize the cake, leave it at room temperature for a while.

The perfect Spartacus cake with thin cakes and delicate cream: how to make the dough correctly

Ingredients for the dough:

  • milk - 200 g
  • honey - 220 g
  • sugar - 300 g
  • butter - 150 g
  • very dark cocoa - 120 g
  • soda - 28 g
  • eggs - 2 pcs.
  • flour - 240 g
  • baking powder - 12 g

Method of preparation:

The perfect Spartacus cake with thin cakes and delicate cream: how to make the dough correctly

1. Combine the ingredients for the dough.

2. Put in a water bath.

3. Stir until smooth.

The perfect Spartacus cake with thin cakes and delicate cream: how to make the dough correctly

4. Add baking soda - the mass will begin to increase. Cook for 3 minutes.

5. Remove from heat and leave to cool to a barely warm state.

6. Add eggs, mix and gradually add flour and baking powder.

The perfect Spartacus cake with thin cakes and delicate cream: how to make the dough correctly

7. Knead the soft dough and put it in a water bath under the lid (keep the heat low so that the dough doesn't burn). This is the secret: warm dough can be rolled out very easily.

8. Pinch off balls about 150-160 g in size.

The perfect Spartacus cake with thin cakes and delicate cream: how to make the dough correctly

9. Roll out very thin dough.

10. Bake at 170 degrees for about 7 minutes.

Ingredients for the cream:

  • milk - 1.5 liters
  • sugar - 250-300 g
  • corn starch - 90 g
  • butter - 500 g

How to make the cream:

The perfect Spartacus cake with thin cakes and delicate cream: how to make the dough correctly

1. Divide the milk into two parts.

2. Add sugar to one part and put on fire.

3. Add starch to the other and mix well to dissolve it.

4. When the milk and sugar have dissolved, pour in the milk and starch a little at a time and cook until thick.

5. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to cool to room temperature.

6. Beat the soft butter, add the custard a little at a time, and beat until smooth.

The perfect Spartacus cake with thin cakes and delicate cream: how to make the dough correctly

7. Grease the cakes with cream and leave them at room temperature for several hours.

8. Put in the refrigerator.

9. Decorate the top as desired.

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