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Chocolate cakes with tvorog

Chocolate cakes with tvorog
Russian tvorog chocolate-cake
These luscious Russian chocolate cakes are similar to brownies and have a delicate cheesecake like filling.  This light filling made with cottage cheese tvorog is a perfect complement to the mere chocolateness of the shortbread crust and topping.Spoil yourself with this fairly easy recipe or tantalize the taste buds of your guests!

Chocolate cakes with tvorog Recipe

By Published: March 22, 2014

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    • 340 grams butter, softened (3 sticks)
    • 230 grams sugar (½ cup)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder (optional)
    • 100 grams dark chocolate, melted (4 oz)
    • 400 grams flour (3 1/4 cups)
    • Filling
    • 450 tvorog OR cottage cheese/farmer's cheese (1 pound)
    • 230 grams sugar (1/2 cup)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla


      • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) degrees. Line a the baking tray with aluminum foil and spray with baking spray.

      • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy by mixing it on medium speed with the paddle attachment of the mixer, or using a wooden spoon.

      • Mix in the melted chocolate (you can melt it in the microwave or on low heat on the stove or over a tea candle), cocoa powder and vanilla.

      • Add the flour and salt, mix just until it’s incorporated. Be careful not to over mix.

      • Set aside 2 cups of the dough and put into the freezer.

      • Spread the rest of the dough into prepared baking tray.

      • While the rest of the dough is cooling down, make the filling by mixing all the ingredients together. Then lay the filling over the shortbread crust in the tray.

      • Take out the reserved dough from the freezer and use a box grater to grate the dough over the filling.

      • Bake for 40-50 minutes. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if you like.

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