“Gorka” or “Domik” Cake

This cake is called “Gorka”, small hill, or “Domik”, house because of it’s shape. It’s shaped like a hill with more rolls at the bottom and  less  rolls all the way to the top and covered in sour cream frosting.This is my husbands favorite cake. And I love it too! I have never tried it before my mother in law introduced me to it. It tastes amazing and it’s pretty easy to make. It takes some time to make  so plan ahead.

Ingredients:

-8oz butter, softened

-16oz sour cream

-2 3/4 cup flour

-1 Cup Whipping Cream

-1 1/2 cup sugar

-1 Tsp vanilla extract

-Sour cherries in syrup (I bought this at a Russian store. They come in two sizes. If you get the small one, you will use all of them. If you get the big one you can have lots of cherries in your cake and some to snack on.)

-Cornstarch (you will need just a little for sprinkling)

Directions:

Mix the butter with 1 cup  sour cream. Add flour a little bit at a time until the dough is no longer sticky.

Take dough and form into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a plate. You will have 12-15 balls. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

Take dough out. Use a flat, floured surface and roll a ball out into an oval. Add flour when needed so it wont stick. Make it as thin as possible. Almost paper-thin.

Remove cherries from the syrup and line up in a row at the long edge of the oval dough. Sprinkle a little cornstarch. (I missed this step and didn’t use cornstarch and it turned out just fine.)

Start to roll up one edge over the cherries and roll all the way to the other edge. Now you have one long dough and cherry roll, trubachka.

Continue this process with the rest of the dough balls.

Preheat oven to 350*F. Use a non-stick cookie sheet or cover it with parchment paper to reduce the mess. Lay the roll down on top with about 1/2 inch in-between. Bake until no longer raw but golden in color. About 40-45 minutes.

Remove from oven and let them rest until completely cooled.

Sour cream frosting

Whip up whipping cream until light and fluffy.

Blend together the whipping cream, the rest of the sour cream, 1 1/2 cups sugar and vanilla.


On the serving platter you are using, line up 5 rolls. Cover in sour cream frosting. Top that with 4 rolls. Place them on top,  in-between the bottom rolls. Cover in frosting. Repeat with 3 then 2 and finally 1 last roll on top. It’s  up to you how well you want to cover the rolls with the frosting. I think it should look a little messy with some of the rolls and cherries showing through.

Garnish with grated chocolate if you would like.

Let the cake sit for a few hours or overnight in the fridge. This will allow the cream to soak into the dough.

Cut into the cake however you desire and enjoy!!!

oh sooo goood!



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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. NatashasKitchen.com
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:18:39

    That looks wonderful. I think I will try this for Christmas. Do you think it would work with puff pastry pre-made dough or is it another kind of dough?

    Reply

    • Kristina
      Dec 14, 2011 @ 16:16:13

      It may work but I think it may get too soggy. The puff pastry dough may be too flaky and soft for the sour cream. The dough to this cake is not too flaky and needs to soak in the sour cream for a bit for it to become soft and chewy. If you do puff pastry I would recommend not letting it sit too long before serving or it will be too soft and may fall apart. If you try it though let me know how it works out. It may be a great shortcut. Good luck and Merry Christmas!!

      Reply

  2. Lidia
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 10:34:44

    Yummy!

    Reply

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