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Kiev Cake – Hazelnut Meringue, Cherry, Russian Buttercream

Yellow Sponge Cake combined with Hazelnut Meringue, Russian Buttercream, and Tart Cherries. A very loose, but incredibly delicious interpretation of a classic Ukrainian Kiev Cake.


1 recipe Yellow Sponge Cake
1.5 recipe Russian Buttercream
1 recipe Meringue Cookies
1 cup roasted hazelnuts chopped
1/2 cup tart cherries frozen or canned, juice drained
Soaking Syrup
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp vanilla extract


Make the Meringue with Hazelnuts

Once the meringue is whipped, pipe it on a parchment lined baking sheet using a pastry bag and a large French star piping tip. Sprinkle half of the meringues with as much hazelnut as you can make stick. The meringue without the sprinkling of hazelnut will be used to decorate the top of the cake. If you wish, you can sprinkle the hazelnuts over all meringues…..

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