The Karpatka Cake

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Karpatka Cake





1 cup of water (236g),
½ package (125g) of unsalted butter,
1 cup of all purpose flour (125g),
1tsp of baking powder, 
5 eggs.

Cake Filling:
1 pint of milk,
1 cup of white sugar (caster= 200g),
2 tbs of potato starch,
2 tbs of flour,
1 package (250g) of unsalted butter,
1 tsp vanilla or 1 pack of vanilla sugar (16g)





Mix flour and baking powder together. In a medium saucepan dissolve butter in warm water. When butter has completely melted, remove from heat and using a wooden spoon add flour with baking powder. Bring to a boil and mix for about 3 minutes (until dough cleans sides of pan and forms a ball). Set aside until it cools. Add eggs while mixing at the same time. Batter should be smooth and glossy. Divide the dough into two exact portions. Smooth it out. Bake two cake layers for about 30 minutes in 350 degrees (until top is golden brown and dry).

Cake Filling:

In a mixing bowl combine milk, flour, starch and sugar. In a medium saucepan bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until dissolved. Reduce heat and add vanilla. Continue to cook and stir until thickened like pudding, at least 2 minutes. Set aside to cool (completely) and beat in softened butter. Place the filling between the cake layers, spreading evenly. Refrigerate at least one hour. When ready to serve, dust heavily with icing sugar to look like snow on a mountain. Cut into rectangles and serve.








Comments (16)
  • Anonymous
    Karpatka! My favorite!
  • Judy  - Karpatka cake
    enjoy :)
  • Anonymous
    This looks delicious!
  • Anonymous
    Hey Ingi-no problem.
    I would need a scan or picture of the back of the box where the instructions are.
    Could you send me your email address as a comment, so I can send you mine? I am having difficulties with my bpr account recently, so my yahoo is the only way to contact you.
    Of course I won't publish the comment.
  • Ingi  - Karpatka Cake in box translation please?
    Thank you for the advice on potato starch, I hope to be making my own Karpatka soon.
    Meanwhile I bought a box of Dr Oetker Karpatka mix from a polish shop but cannot understand how to make it as there was no english instructions. Can you help me please?

    Thank you.
  • AP  - potato starch
    Hi Ingi,

    This is the only name I know in English. DO NOT substitute potato starch with potato flour-those are two different things. If there is an European store nearby your house or better yet-the polish one, ask for MAKA ZIEMNIACZANA. This is the polish name of POTATO STARCH. Most European stores sell it. As far as self rising flour-NO. Use the all purpose one. Self rising is mixed already with baking soda and /or baking powder and salt. You do not need salt and I am not sure if it would be too much or not enough of baking powder. Below are the measurements you need:
    1 cup flour (not sifted)= 125 g
    1 cup white sugar (often found under the name of caster)= 200 g
    1 cup of water= 236 g
    Let me know if you have any other questions. Best regards,
  • Ingi  - Potato starch etc...
    Could you tell me if there is another name for potato starch please? Is all purpose flour the same as self raising flour?
    Apologize for all the questions but how many grams are in a cup, I don't have measuring cups.
  • AP  - Pan size
    Use a regular 13 x 9-inch cake pan.
  • karen  - Karpatka cake
    What size pan are you using?
  • Kazia  - Baking Powder
    It can be made without baking powder.
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