Sweet and sour cake

The dough:

  • Mix 120 g soft butter and 170 g sugar with 2 eggs.
  • Add 350 g all purpose flour, 4 spoon cacao powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda and mix it again.
  • Finally, add about 2 dl milk and mix it well.
  • Coat a baking form with butter and flour.
  • Pour the dough into the form.
  • Bake it in a preheated oven on 180 ÂșC for about 35-40 minutes.

The filling:

  • Melt 150 g flour.
  • Add 150 g icing sugar, a pinch of salt and mix it.
  • Add 10 ml creme fraiche, 100 ml kvark and some vanilla.
  • Grate the skin of a lemon and add the zest.
  • Optionally, you can add some gelatine to make sure that the filling would not become too soft. In this case, just follow the instructions on the gelatine's package before adding it to the filling.
  • Finally mix well and cool it in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Finish up the cake:

  • Cut the cake into half to get 2 layers.
  • Spread half of the filling on the first layer.
  • Place the second layer on it and spread the rest of the filling over the top and the sides.
  • Before serving, place the cake in the fridge for a few ours (or an overnight). Decorate the top with melissa leaves.

9 out of 10 times it turns to be a fantastic cake. But every now and then, for some strange reason, the filling becomes too soft and it is impossible to spread on the cake. Then you have to accept the fact that you are about making a lovely trifle.