mazurek (polish easter cake)

mazurek (polish easter cake)
  • Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 hard-boiled egg yolks, mashed
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, or to taste
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Decoration:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup candied cherries, halved, or more as needed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons butter, sugar, and egg in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in mashed egg yolks. Add flour, ground almonds, and lemon zest. Knead into a dough. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Roll out 2/3 of the dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle the size of the baking sheet. Lay onto the prepared baking sheet. Roll remaining dough into finger-thick rolls. Press dough rolls onto the cake in a diamond-shaped pattern. Brush rolls with beaten egg.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup water into a saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin powder on top. Let stand until softened, about 1 minute. Place over low heat; stir constantly until granules are completely dissolved, about 3 minutes.
  6. Heat cherry and apricot preserves in 2 small pots over low heat until hot. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Mix half of the dissolved gelatin into each flavor. Alternate filling the diamond shapes of the cake with the 2 different flavors. Arrange sliced almonds and candied cherries into flower shapes on top.

08/29/2019
mazurek (polish easter cake), recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

Comment on this content
rosemary and goat cheese crostini with walnuts and honey
rosemary and goat cheese crostini with walnuts and honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Place baguette..
4.1
5349
ginger beer
ginger beer
Finely shred ginger into a bowl. Zest lemons and add zest to..
3.8
3981
black bean avocado hazelnut mocha cake
black bean avocado hazelnut mocha cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-i..
4.3
2986
asparagus summer soup
asparagus summer soup
Cut asparagus stalks into 1-inch pieces; reserve tips in a b..
3.7
2887
caribbean sangria
caribbean sangria
Place orange slices, peach slices, lemon slices, and lime sl..
4.2
2866
smoked paprika chicken, kale, and bean stew
smoked paprika chicken, kale, and bean stew
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chicken ..
3.7
2851
japanese-mexican fusion quesadillas
japanese-mexican fusion quesadillas
Combine soy sauce, sugar, ginger, and garlic in a large bowl..
2.6
3642
vegan oven-fried zucchini sticks
vegan oven-fried zucchini sticks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread olive ..
2.1
3279
flourless triple chocolate cookies
flourless triple chocolate cookies
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray 2 bakin..
3.9
3130
Cheese-Filled Easter Polish Bread (Babka)
Cheese-Filled Easter Polish Bread (Babka)
Mix 1 teaspoon sugar, water, and yeast together in a small b..
2
1128
polish applesauce cake
polish applesauce cake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a ..
413
polish coffee cake
polish coffee cake
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand unt..
437
polish style chocolate cake
polish style chocolate cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and fl..
421
Polish Poppy Seed Cake
Polish Poppy Seed Cake
Place poppy seeds in a small pot, cover with boiling water a..
709
easter lamb cake
easter lamb cake
First, prepare your mold. Coat with vegetable oil, let sit f..
1337
Easter Basket Cake
Easter Basket Cake
Prepare the cake mix and bake the cake in two 8 inch rounds ..
719