Leipzig slices – Lipcsei szelet

by | May 13, 2016 | Desserts

It’s not clear whether this cake was named after the largest city of Saxony, or its contriver’s family name was Lipcsei / Leipzig, but it’s sure that it’s a 50-60 year old recipe, which was already included in my granny’s cookbook.

Leipzig slices are quite laborious, they consist of two cocoa cake layers made from a kneaded dough and a sponge cake layer, which are sandwiched with a white butter cream. This confection puts your patience to the test, since the cocoa cake layers are hard, and they need time to become soft. You have to wait for 24 hours before you can enjoy it.

Leipzig slices / Lipcsei szelet
Lipcsei szelet – photo: zserbo.com
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