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Ebony cake, classic recipe

“Negro” is an unparalleled dessert, a cake that is not tested by one generation. He was at the peak of popularity in the 80-90s of the last century. The first question that will arise for everyone who has heard the name of the cake is: “Where does this name come from?” Or “Why is this cake so called?”.

Of course, and you thought it was because of the cocoa that is added to the dough. Ah, here are the mistakes, like many. Did you know that the main ingredient is jam from the bird cherry or currant, which is the highlight of this cake, which gives the cake an intriguing dark brown tint.

And now imagine dark cakes with a snow-white layer of sour cream in the middle. Submitted? Turn on the imagination and think what it looks like.

A smile Negro. Right.

That is the second name of this cake.

The cake is very simple to prepare and takes a minimum amount of time. Its exquisite taste will amaze you so much that you will do it very often, which will certainly delight all of your home.

Products for the cake is in the refrigerator at any housewife. Is that the jam may not be.

If this happens, then replace the jam on 200 gr. sifted cocoa and 0.5 cans of condensed milk. The cake will also be very tasty, but with other flavors.

The cooking process in steps:


For the classic dough recipe, beat the eggs (4 pieces) with powdered sugar (1 cup). Powdered sugar dissolves much faster than sugar, so you will spend less time whipping.

If you decide to experiment with sugar, then when whisking it is recommended to add salt at the tip of the knife, this will speed up the process. In a separate container, mix currant jam (jam is better to add, grinding through a sieve so that the tails from the berries do not get into the dough) with a teaspoon of soda. And leave for five minutes.

During this time, the volume of the mass will increase, the reaction between the different acids in these two ingredients will pass. If you just add them to the egg mixture, the biscuit may not rise.

Then combine the two mixtures, add sour cream and sifted flour. Pour the finished dough into a silicone mold. If you have a split baking dish, it should be carefully greased with butter.

We put in a well-heated oven and bake at 180 ° C for 30 minutes, then lower the temperature to 160 ° C and bake for another 15 minutes. Due to the gradual decrease in temperature, the “Negr” biscuit rises better and is more airy.

It is not recommended to open the oven door during baking. You can check the readiness with a toothpick or a wooden stick.

Some housewives in the summer, replace the currants in a glass of bird cherry, previously, removing the bones. Then in the dough you need to add baking powder, instead of soda.


«Smile» make of smetannom white cream. Beat with a mixer or blender 0.75 liters of sour cream and a glass of sugar.

Cream for «Negro» ready.

But, in order that the cakes are not dry, it is necessary to prepare and soak.


Its recipe is very simple and with cooking there will be no difficulties even for beginning cooks. It will take only a glass of sugar and water.

Boil the syrup for one minute and remove from the heat. For flavor, we recommend adding 1 teaspoon of skate or liquor.

Believe me, there will not be superfluous in this recipe. «Negro» will turn out even tastier and acquire flavor.


We take out the sponge cake “Negro” from the mold and let it cool completely. Then cut it into two parts.

This is convenient to do with the help of thread. We cut the edge with a sharp knife and insert a strong thread into this incision.

We tie the ends, and tighten the knot. We get a beautiful and smooth cut. We have two beautiful flat cake.

Each of them must be thoroughly soaked with syrup.

Bottom cake put on a dish and grease with cream. Cream do not regret, grease generously, the cake should be well soaked. The second cake cut into cubes and mix with the cream.

Pieces should be medium and small size. Very small cream soak immediately.

The larger pieces are soaked on top and inside are dry. As a result, “Negro” will have a double taste. The third taste will add to us the third cake.

Put the cubes on the bottom cake, the base of the cake.

Between the cake layers you can make a layer of cherries or apricots, or cottage cheese. Decorate the cake with fresh berries, walnuts or drizzle with sweets.


We offer you a quick cooking recipe: mix and boil 0.5 cups of milk with a glass of sugar, you can add orange zest and vanillin. In a boiling hot mass, add on the tip of a knife softened butter.

Pour iced down iced cake. According to the recipe «Negro» can be lubricated with butter cream.

«Negro» is ready, but before serving it to the table, put in the fridge for a couple of hours. Believe me, this time is worth it, the cake will have time to soak, and you can enjoy chocolate flavors with hot tea or coffee.

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