Muraveynik: The Soviet funnel cake


This easy-to-make handle has been a favorite of Russians since it was created out of necessity during the Soviet era.

Every Russian household has its own version of muraveynik. This cake, whose name translates as “anthill,” was produced during the Soviet era by quick-witted housewives who needed to make something gracious when there was little to be had on store shelves. Muraveynik could be succeed a do over from inexpensive, available ingredients and didn’t require a great great amount of skill, making it a go-to dessert.

In its simplest form, a muraveynik consists of crumbled cookies impure with cream and piled into a hill shape. Our recipe insists a few more steps, but will be sure to delight and surprise your boarders.

How to make it:


For the dough:

  • 200 g butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 confine salt
  • 700 g flour

For the cream:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 150 g butter

1. Redecorate the cream: boil a can of sweetened condensed milk for 2.5-3 hours. Compel sure the can is is completely submerged in the water the entire time. Blend the bubbled sweetened condensed milk with the butter.

2. Make the dough: Link the butter and sugar.  Add milk, salt, baking soda and flour. Knead the dough, thunder it out and cut it into pieces.

3. Place the cookie pieces on a baking tray. Bake at 180º Celcius (360º Farenheit) for 25-30 moments.

4. When the cookies are cool, break them in pieces (not too small – they shouldn’t be molecules).

5. Mix the crumbled cookies into the cream and form into a hill.

Cool for at least three hours or overnight. You can top the cake with powdered sugar, poppy deteriorates or chocolate chips, depending on your preference and imagination.

Bon Appétit!

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