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Hungarian Goulash Cake



  • Serves 8
  • Cooks in 90 mins (30m prep + 60m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Hungarian fusion cake

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. 2.In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. 3.Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  4. 4.Gradually pour in the cooled brewed coffee and mix until the batter is smooth and well incorporated.
  5. 5.In a small bowl, combine the Hungarian paprika, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves. Mix well.
  6. 6.Add the spice mixture to the cake batter and stir until evenly distributed.
  7. 7.Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  8. 8.Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. 9.Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. 10.Once the cake has cooled, frost it with whipped cream and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  11. 11.Slice and serve the Hungarian Goulash Cake, and enjoy the unique fusion of flavors!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor an extra kick of Hungarian flavor, sprinkle some additional Hungarian paprika on top of the whipped cream before serving.
  • chevron_rightIf you prefer a richer chocolate flavor, you can use dark cocoa powder instead of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • chevron_rightThis cake pairs wonderfully with a cup of strong black coffee or a glass of red wine.