Kyiv cake

Kyiv cake

Kyiv cake slice
Alternative names Kiev cake
Course Dessert
Place of origin Ukraine
Region or state Kiev
Creator Karl Marx Confectionery Factory
Main ingredients Meringue, cashews, chocolate
Food energy
(per serving)
481 kilocalories per 100 g[1] kcal
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A Kyiv cake or Kiev cake (Ukrainian: торт "Київський") is a brand of dessert cake, made in Kiev, Ukraine since December 6, 1956[2] by the Karl Marx Confectionery Factory (now a subsidiary of the Roshen corporation). It soon became popular all over the USSR.

The cake has become one of the symbols of Kiev city, particularly by its brand name and package, depicting the chestnut leaf (the informal coat of arms of Kiev).

The cake has two airy layers of meringue with cashew, chocolate glaze, and a buttercream-like filling.[1]


Once confectioners forgot to put some amount of egg-white for the biscuit in a cooler. The next morning the chef Konstantin Nikitovich Petrenko, with the help of 17-year-old assistant Nadia Chernogor, in order to hide the mistake of his colleagues, spread frozen cakes with butter cream, strewed with powder, decorated with floral ornaments.

See also


  1. 1 2 Київський (in Ukrainian). Roshen. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  2. Вечерние Вести. . Retrieved 2012-12-06.
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