Recipe: Wasp Nest Cake

June 6, 2009 at 22:48 pm 3 comments

A traditional family recipe. Made at least once a year at my Dad’s birthday (it’s his favourite cake).

Quite easy to make and delicious!

Thanks Mum for passing the recipe on to me.

Edit: Scroll down to the bottom of the post for a PDF of the recipe.

Wasp Nest Cake

Wasp Nest Cake

200 g quark
1 whole egg
3 tbsp milk
80 g sugar
1 pinch of salt
125 ml vegetable oil
400 g flour
15 g baking powder

30 g butter
50 g sugar
15 g vanilla sugar
100 g raisins
100 g grated chocolate
100 g grated hazelnuts

To glaze:
1 egg yolk

1) Mix quark with egg, milk, sugar and salt to form a smooth cream. Mix in oil.

2) Mix flour and baking powder.  Add to cream and quickly knead into a loose dough.

3) Roll out dough on a floured surface into a 50 cm x 40 cm rectangle.

4) Melt butter and distribute on dough.

5) Fire up your oven to 180°C.

6) Distribute sugar and vanilla sugar on  dough. Do the same with the raisins, the chocolate and the hazelnuts.

7) Roll up dough from the wide side.

8 ) Grease a 26 cm spring form (a 24 cm one works as well).

9) Cut roll into pieces (ca. 14). Place in the spring form with the cut surface facing up.

10) Whisk the egg yolk and coat the cut surfaces.

11) Bake for 30 min on the middle rail.


Wasp Nest Cake

Edit: Should anyone want to print the recipe, here is the PDF: Wasp Nest Cake


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Annie  |  June 6, 2009 at 23:47 pm

    Wow, this looks delicious! But what is quark? I wonder if they sell it in the US?

    • 2. summernightsmiles  |  June 7, 2009 at 0:13 am

      Quark is a type of fresh cheese. Using a dictionary, it is translated as ‘curd cheese’.
      Have a look at wikipedia for a extensive explanation of quark (cheese).
      I am currently doing a google search for an alternative, but no luck so far… I’ll let you know as soon as I find something!
      Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  • 3. Ariane Phillips  |  June 8, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Ohhh looks very yummy!


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