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Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko

Bird's Milk Cake

This cake is made with an easy, soft, and moist sponge cake. Then, there is a layer of smooth custard buttercream and a thick layer of fluffy mousse-like marshmallow called “bird’s milk”. Finally, it is topped with a luxurious chocolate ganache. You’re going to love this one!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Servings 10
Calories 576 kcal

Equipment

  • 9 inch cake pan
  • stand mixer
  • Spatula
  • saucepan
  • whisk
  • hand mixer
  • cake spatula

Ingredients
  

For the sponge cake base:

  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup unbleached all purpose flour

For the Birds Milk:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp agar-agar
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp dry vanilla
  • 3 egg whites room temperature
  • 3 oz lemon flavored jello
  • 2 Tbsp water

Buttercream:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk I used 2%
  • 3 egg yolks from large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened (1 stick)

Ganache:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Butter up a 9″ round cake form.
  • In a stand mixer, beat together 3 Large eggs and 1/2 cup of sugar, until pale and well blended.Lower the speed to the lowest, add in 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/2 cup of flour.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • With the help of a spatula transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Set a side to cool down.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • Combine a 3oz package of lemon flavored jello with 2 Tablespoons of water. Microwave for 30 seconds (another healthier option is to warm it up on the stove). Set aside until ready to use.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • In a stand mixer on high, beat 3 egg whites from large eggs. Add in 1/4 teaspoon of dry vanilla. Keep beating until you will combine the other ingredients together.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • On the stove, in a medium sized pot combine 1 cup of water and 2 teaspoons of agar-agar on medium heat, then bring to a boil.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • Add in 4 cups of powdered sugar, whisk together and boil for exactly 6 minutes (no less – no more). Take off heat and quickly do the next two steps.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • Add the jello mix into the egg whites. Keep mixing.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • With the mixer still beating pour in the sugar powder syrup. Mix together for 3 minutes.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • Transfer the birds milk mousse into the same size cake pan that you used for the sponge base (mine was 9″ round cake pan).
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • Refrigerate for 45 minutes. Meanwhile you can make the cream:
  • On the stove or the microwave bring to a boil 1/2 cup of sugar, 3 Tablespoon of milk and 3 egg yolk from large eggs.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • Place in the refrigerator to cool down.
  • After it completely cools down (30 minutes) beat with 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter using a hand mixer.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • Spread the buttercream on the cake base you made first.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • Gently take out the bird’s milk mousse from the form and place it on top of the butter cream.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • Place it back into the refrigerator until the ganache is ready.
  • Important! The white bird’s milk mousse needs to be completely cooled down in order to pour the ganache over, otherwise your cake will melt.
  • To make the ganache, melt the chocolate chips and combine with heavy whipping cream. Spread the ganache all over the cake.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko
  • Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
    Bird’s Milk Cake Recipe Ptichya Moloko

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Bird's Milk Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 576 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 152mg51%
Sodium 99mg4%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 94g31%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 86g96%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword birds milk, buttercream, cake, chocolate chips, cookies, chocolate chips, dessert, ganache, heavy whipping cream, jello, lemon, powdered sugar, russian cake, sponge cake, vanilla
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