Russian Cake “Fairy Tale”

26 Dec

The cake is really fabulous.The thing about this cake that you can experiment by adding new dried or candied fruit or a different type of nuts.   I am not much of a baker but  this cake is extremely easy to make and it’s always delicious.

I’ve seen similar cakes in the internet with the name “Lady’s Caprice” , “Three Meetings”, “Cleopatra.”  Whatever the name, the cake is soooo tasty.   A real fairy tale 🙂


  1. 1/2 cup flour x 3 
  2. 1/2 cup sugar x 3 
  3. 1 tsp baking powder x 3 
  4. 1 egg – x 3
  5. 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yoghurt x 3 
  6. 3-4 drops of brandy x 3 


  • 1/2 cup  poppy seeds 
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup condensed milk


Preheat oven to 400F.  Grease 8.5 inch round springform pan.  Bake each layer for 20 minutes.  Allow to cool.

  • 1st layer – mix all the ingredients and stir in poppy seeds.
  • 2nd layer – mix all the ingredients and stir in raisins.
  • 3rd layer – mix all the ingredients and stir in walnuts.

Beat softened butter with condensed milk, set aside.

Place the walnut layer on a cake plate.  Evenly spread 1/3 of the filling over.  Top with the poppy seed layer and repeat.  Finally, top with the raisin layer and cover the top and the sides with the remaining filling.

 I “decorated” the top with a mixture of crushed walnuts and cocoa powder.  Keep it in the fridge overnight.

14 Responses to “Russian Cake “Fairy Tale””

  1. dearferrero December 27, 2012 at 5:37 am #

    Looks delicious! And I think the cat agrees.

  2. rachelbeginshere December 27, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    hey kat. so obviously i’m not that computer savvy and new to wp.. how do you get your likes below your posts? i’d really appreciate it!!

    • rachelbeginshere December 27, 2012 at 10:42 am #

      i should be specific… when you are at your home page and scrolling through posts.

    • The Kat and The Falling Leaves December 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

      Hey Rachel! I am fairly new to wp too. I find that visiting other blogs and commenting on posts generates more traffic to your blog.

      • rachelbeginshere December 28, 2012 at 8:16 am #

        Thank you for the feed back, I meant on the home page so you don’t have to click each time. but as you can see on my blog i figured it out.

    • heartflow2012 December 28, 2012 at 12:00 am #

      Hi Rachel! Yes, it’s not obvious at first glance –
      you have to click on the Title of the post,
      then you get switched from the page where one post is on a thread after the other and then you have ONLY the one post –
      then you will see the “like” button and the comments box.
      Hope this helps!
      Cheers! Tomas

  3. heartflow2012 December 27, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    I think “Cleopatra” is the right name! Yummy!

  4. abrooke65 December 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    Is this the Skaska cake??! And you made that? Incredible! I’ve gotten this cake from the Russian market before, but my absolute favorite is the Spartak! I just wrote a whole thing on it, but I’m going to add a link to this too!

    • The Kat and The Falling Leaves December 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

      Yes, it’s the “Сказка”/ Skaska cake! It’s super easy to make. I’d like the link to Spartak please 🙂
      P.S. I also like cake “Kiev” / Киевский торт, but it’s intimidating.

  5. Melisa R December 30, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    This looks amazing!


  1. The Russian « What's Cooking - December 28, 2012

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