Rotten stump cake with jam

Rotten Stump Cake with Jam

Our whole family, and now friends, have become ardent admirers of the Rotten Stump cake with jam. After a fruitful summer on apricots, I experimented with various recipes for homemade pastries with jam all winter season and came across a recipe for this wonderful cake. The result exceeded all my wildest expectations! This is just a fairy tale! The most delicate, well-soaked cakes with subtle notes of summer fruit and, indeed - a thick layer of chocolate. The perfect combination of taste and a very spectacular original presentation. I share my find with you. Be sure to make a cake with apricot jam at home - and he will become a frequent guest at your family holidays.


  • sugar sand - 130 grams;
  • flour - 360 grams;
  • chicken eggs - 3 pieces;
  • soda - one teaspoon;
  • vinegar 9% - 2 tablespoons;
  • sour cream (fat content 15 - 20%) - 200 grams;
  • condensed milk - 100 grams;
  • apricot jam - 100 grams;
  • dried fruits (dried apricots, raisins) - 150 grams.

For cream:

  • sugar sand - 130 grams;
  • sour cream (fat content of 20%) - 500 grams;
  • lemon juice - one dessert spoon;
  • chocolate - 200 grams;
  • butter - one tablespoon.

Rotten Stump Cake with Jam. Step by step recipe

  1. First of all, it is necessary to pour dried fruits (raisins and dried apricots) with boiling water, for steaming and swelling. If suddenly you did not have dried fruits, and you still want the cake very much, then you can cook it without adding any dried fruits. Lovers of nuts can safely put them in a cake instead of dried fruits.
  2. In a large deep bowl, beat three eggs at room temperature until a thick, stable foam.
  3. Add sugar to the well-beaten eggs and continue whisking until the sugar dissolves. You should get a thick lush mass.
  4. Now we add liquid ingredients to this mass: condensed milk, sour cream, apricot jam and mix thoroughly.
  5. In a small glass, quench the soda with 9% vinegar and add it to the bowl with the mass.
  6. Next, add the flour and knead until smooth. Let the test stand for 5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, we drain the water from the dried fruits, squeeze them slightly and cut (dried apricots) into small pieces.
  8. Ready dried fruit sent to the dough, mix well.
  9. The baking tray for baking this cake should be large, rectangular or square. Since, as a result, we should get a low cake, which is easy to twist into a roll. The round shape in this case will not work.
  10. Cover the baking sheet with baking parchment and pour the dough. Using a spatula or a spoon, carefully level the dough throughout the pan.
  11. We heat the oven to a temperature of 170-180 degrees and bake our cake for about 18 minutes.
  12. While the cake is in the oven, it's time to do cream for the rotten stump cake.
  13. Sour cream in a large deep bowl and begin to whisk with a whisk.
  14. Then add a glass of sugar and continue to beat until sugar dissolves.
  15. Add to the cream freshly squeezed lemon juice (one dessert spoon) and again thoroughly knead.
  16. We take out the cake from the oven. Let it stand for several minutes on a baking sheet and put it on the table, covered with a slightly damp waffle towel.
  17. We remove the parchment remnants from the cake and gently twist it into a roll, along with a towel.
  18. Allow 10 to 15 minutes to cool and take the form of a roll.
  19. Then we determine how high our rotten stump should be. In this recipe, I propose cutting a cake 10 cm high.
  20. We measure 10 centimeters with a ruler and cut our cake into width into 3 equal strips.
  21. I still have one more thin strip of cake. It must be crushed into small pieces and put in a separate bowl.
  22. Then, well soak our strips of cake with sour cream (directly on a towel) twice.
  23. We also add the cream in a bowl with crumbs and knead well to make the crumb soften.
  24. When the cakes have absorbed the cream, we begin to carefully roll them into a roll.
  25. We put the first roll on the dish (in which we will serve the cake) in an upright position. Grease the top and sides with cream.
  26. Then we take the next strip of cake and put it around the first roll. Press lightly with your hands so that the cake on the rotten stump sour cream holds its shape.
  27. Similarly, we lay the third strip of cake around the second. Press lightly and let it stand for several minutes so that the cakes stick to each other (for a more detailed look at how this is done, see the video below the recipe).
  28. Now we take a bowl with crumbs and grease the free edges of the cakes with it.
  29. Also from the crumbs we make an imitation of the roots of a stump along the lower edge of the cake (outwardly our cake should resemble a stump with roots).
  30. Top of the rotten stump cake is greased with the remaining cream. We do not smear the sides with sour cream.
  31. We wipe the dish from the remnants of the cream and proceed to decorate our cake.
  32. To do this, melt in a microwave or in a water bath 200 grams of chocolate (any, to your taste) with one tablespoon of butter.
  33. We coat with a spoon or a silicone brush on the sides of our cake with a chocolate mass.
  34. On top of the cake, we also apply several lines of chocolate in circles (imitate the pattern of the cut tree).
  35. If desired, the cake can also be decorated with grated chocolate, dried fruit or crumbs from cookies. This will give it a more truthful and mouth-watering look.
  36. Well that's all! A distinctive feature of this wonderful cake is that it is already ready for use. There is no need to leave it soaked for several hours.

The “I love to cook" team wishes you a most enjoyable meal! And, having on the table a cake with jam "Rotten Stump" - you will definitely have it! Checked many times.

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