Polish Karpatka cake

    1 hour 40 min

    A delicious cream-filled Polish cake. Its name comes from Polish Karpaty mountains, because the uneven pastry resembles the mountain peaks.

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    Serves: 15 

    • Pastry
    • 225ml water
    • 110g margarine
    • 250g plain flour
    • 5 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • Filling
    • 235ml milk
    • 220g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons custard powder
    • 125ml milk
    • 1/2 tablespoon plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 220g butter

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 


    1. Combine water and margarine in a saucepan, bring to the boil. Once at the boil, add flour and mix well, till the mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan. Set aside to cool.
    2. Stir in 5 eggs and baking powder and mix well. Divide the mixture in half.
    3. Preheat the oven to 250 C / Gas 9. Take half of the mixture and cover the bottom of a greased 23x33cm tin.
    4. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and parts have puffed up. Remove from the oven and bake the other half the same way. Let cool.
    5. Filling:

    6. In a saucepan, combine milk and sugar, and bring to the boil. Stir in custard powder, milk and flour, mix well and cook for few minutes. Allow to cool.
    7. Cream butter, gradually add the cooled mixture, mix until well combined.
    8. Spread filling over one sheet of pastry and cover with the other sheet. Sprinkle with icing sugar and chill.

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