This is a very old recipe. In our family, he lives for more than 30 years. This cake was the third in my practice. First of marshmallow somehow did not stick. But the second - "Honey" and "Bear" is still cooking. Especially loves my mom. They are her favorite. One of these cakes, I always bake for New year's at my mother's request, and, of course, on her birthday. All other recipes - any other day, but not in the holidays. By the way, this cake has another name, once said, namely, the "Striped pants". Nuuuuu... Someone like that!!! Place the recipe at the request of the cook LadySweet.
Sift the flour in a separate bowl. Sugar pour into a bowl, add melted butter and mix well.
Then add sour cream and soda and mix again.
Pour half of the flour and knead the dough.
Divide the dough into two parts.
In one of them pour the cocoa and mix well.
The rest of the flour gradually pour in both parts of the test, until you get soft elastic dough.
Usually the meal goes not the whole quantity of it depends on the density of sour cream.
Each divide the dough into 3 parts and bake 6 cakes: 3 white and 3 black.
Roll the dough impossible, I just warm up on the Board the small circle,
Then spread it in a greased pan and dipped the fingers into the flour, knead, stretch the dough across the form. This can be done easily. Then we need to make across the surface a few punctures with a fork.
Baked cakes quickly, 7-8 minutes at 200 degrees.
Finished cakes cut. Trim each cake should immediately as soon as it is removed from the oven. Otherwise, when they cool, will crumble.
First, bake the white cakes and note the time, and then, at the time, bake black.
Trimming dry in the oven.
Nuts, preferably peanuts, fry, remove husks and crushed not too finely.
Cream: whip the cream, gradually adding sugar.
Cakes to grease cream and sprinkle with nuts (I do not regret them).
Fold in alternately cake, white cake, black cake, white, etc. the Top layer should be black.
In this form it is necessary to leave the cake for impregnation for several hours.
I usually make a little bit of oil cream and cover their flanks. Then sprinkle them with crushed scraps of cakes. But if sour cream and whipped into a thick cream, you can smear and sour cream.
This time, I made some praline cream. Beat butter with sugar or condensed milk, add the praline mass to taste and mix well. Recipe praline mass here: http://www.povarenok .ru/recipes/show/472 12/
When the cream was frozen, I cut the paper strips, put them on the cake and sprinkled with icing sugar.