Pierog Leniviy

This cake is super easy to make, and is so delicious. It’s called pierog leniviy which translates into Lazy Pie. It’s “lazy” probably because it uses few ingredients and there is not much work involved in preparing it. And “pie”? It’s not really a  pie or pierog even. I would say it’s a cake! This is one of my favorite Russian/ Ukrainian cakes ever. It brings back so many memories for me of my mom making this for us kids and we could barely wait for it to get out of the oven. We would just break it up and dip it into the sour cream frosting. Mmmmm… Oh yeah, the recipe! Here it is:

300g (approx. 10.5 oz) of plum jelly or seedless preserve(I used seedless blackberry preserve. It turned out amazing. I say use whatever flavor you like and see how it turns out.)

2 Tsp baking soda

1 Cup white sugar

1 Cup milk

1 Egg

3 Cups flour

2 Tbsp butter for greasing

Preheat oven to 350* F.

In a large mixing bowl mix together the jelly and baking soda. It will start bubbling and making a sort of hissing sound.

Next add the rest of the ingredients and slowly stir them in by hand.

As you can see in the photo above it looks pretty much the same just more bubbles.

Grease a 9×11 rectangular baking pan or round cake pan.

Empty the contents of the mixing bowl into the bake pan and place in the oven.

Bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Check to make sure it’s baked through.

Here it is! You can slice it up into squares like you would brownies and just eat them up. Or you can create a sour cream frosting to go with it.

2 Cups sour cream

1/2 Cups sugar

Mix together the sour cream and sugar. Taste it! If you want it sweeter just add a little more sugar. (I always add a little more sugar.)

Cut the cake horizontally and take the top half of the cake and set aside. Use half the sour cream frosting and spread it on the top of the bottom half of the cake.

Take the top half and place it on top. Now you have frosting in the center. The other half of the sour cream frosting will go on top.

This is what I’m doing while making the cake.

A slice for you! Enjoy! Mmmmm…sooo good!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Katie
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 15:48:19

    We make that kinda cake too 🙂 But for the cream we do condenced milk with butter mixed togethere and crushed peanuts very yami to 🙂

    Reply

  2. NatashasKitchen.com
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 20:33:16

    Oooh, this looks so yummy! I love easy!

    Reply

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