“Kiev at Night” is Elena’s original variation of the original “Torte Kiev” (<-click to view). Torte Kiev, is not just a symbol of the City of Kiev in Ukraine, but is a celebration of best taste and perfection. In years past, this torte was only available in Kiev, and was a very popular souvenir or gift that visitors would buy to take home for family and friends, to commemorate their visit to one of the world’d most beautiful cities.
“Kiev at Night” combines all the special qualities and goodness of the original, but adds two of everybody’s favorite flavors: chocolate and coffee! What’s not to like? This is NOT a cake-like torte. It is 2 layers of rich, chewy goodness made from a cashew based meringue baked to perfection, infused with chocolate and coffee in the batter and, in the secret recipe hazelnut Bavarian Cream filling and topping.
What’s not to like about chocolate and coffee? The Mocha Coffee Cream Torte is the perfect blend of two favorite flavors. Food doesn’t have to be boring, especially desserts. When you see this one, you know you want to try it. Eye dazzling and delicious!
9 inch, over two and a half pounds; four layers of alternating chocolate/coffee/hazelnut and vanilla sponge cake, with chocolaty Bavarian Cream between and topped with vanilla rosettes and drizzled with white and dark chocolate.
Now available, Torte Napoleon! An undeniably delicious Russian dessert recipe! Torte Napoleon was adapted into the Russian cuisine years ago from the French and has since become a favorite dessert recipe for many bakers. This is my version; 8 inches, 8 individually baked puff pastry layers with alternating layers of Bavarian Cream. Over 4 pounds of goodness! Available with vanilla, chocolate or pistachio cream. Decorated to your specifications (see variation ideas below).
Hungarian Torte “Esterhazy”. Named after Prince Paul III Anton Esterházy de Galántha (1786–1866), a member of the Esterházy dynasty and diplomat of the Austrian Empire. It was invented by Budapest confectioners in the late 19th century and soon became one of the most famous cakes in the lands of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
My version is 8 inches, 6 individually baked layers (meringue with chopped walnuts [optional: almonds] dough), filled with vanilla and hazelnut infused Bavarian creme with white chocolate topping and a dark chocolate design.
4 layers of chocolate cake; the middle of the torte stuffed with cream puffs filled with chocolate Bavarian cream, and surrounded by creamy soufflé. At 9 inches, and over 5 pounds, this one is great for a party. 3 different types of cream; no artificial ingredients. Rich, creamy and delicious, but not overly sweet.