Russian Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    -portion cake
    • Difficulty


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By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

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One of the splendid cakes popularized a generation ago by Fuller’s tea-shops. Though rarely seen today, Russian Cake appears in some Victorian cookery books; it is made from slivers of rich sponge cake macerated in rum syrup, sandwiched between layers of marzipan and covered with glacé icing. I remember that Fuller’s Russian Cake was decorated with a pretty feathered design of chocolate on blossom pink; the cake is fairly rich and is nicest served in thin slices.