An eight layer chocolate cake worthy of any celebration! This chocolate spartak Russian cake recipe is bound to become a favorite! It’s made with 8 thin chocolate cake layers, frosted with a creamy whipped cream frosting and chocolate ganache. After a few days in the refrigerator, each layer is moist and tender and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! The chocolate Spartak cake is one of the most popular cakes in Russia and Eastern Europe. I can’t remember a wedding that didn’t serve some version of this cake! Once you try it, you’ll know why!
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How It’s Made!
The chocolate spartak cake starts with a chocolate cake ‘dough’. This Russian cake is made slightly different than your usual cake! The dough is rolled thin and baked, resulting in a soft, biscuit like layers. These layers are then sandwiched together with a creamy and easy whipped cream frosting made with butter, sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream. I garnish my cake with smooth chocolate ganache for extra chocolate flavor and toasted hazelnuts for a nutty flavor. I also love to add fresh raspberries or strawberries on the top. They add a little color and lots of fruity flavor.
Although this cake might look intimidating, it’s worth the effort. It takes a little bit of time to make and you will need to wait patiently for a day or two before enjoying but it will be a cake to remember! Just imagine cutting into this cake and the look on your guests faces when they see those layers!
The Whipped Cream Frosting
The whipped cream frosting for this cake is super easy to make and delicious! I love to use this frosting for many of my recipes! Check out my in-depth video tutorial here to get it perfect every time! ‘Whipped Cream Frosting’
Looking for more chocolate cake recipes or Russian cake recipes? Check out these other options that I have on my blog!
- Classic Napoleon – one of my all-time favorite cake recipes!
- Hazelnut Kiev Cake – amazing hazelnut flavor with meringue and chocolate!
- Truffle Chocolate Crepe Cake – stunning, 40-layer chocolate crepe cake!
- Chocolate Pavlova Cake – show-stopping chocolate meringue cake
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