Saving at home – Vatrushka cake (Russia)


Hi everyone!

The Vatrushka cake, is a typical Russian and Ukrainian dessert, made with ricotta cheese and candied fruit.

An easy recipe that will be ready in just 45 minutes.

Let’s start:


Ingredients for 4 people: 500 g ricotta cheese – 350 g flour – 130 g butter – 200 g granulated sugar – 300 g powdered sugar – 4 eggs – 200 g candied fruit in cubes, half a glass of rum (or juice of your choice) – 1 sachet of vanilla – a pinch of salt – berries to garnish.


Place the candied fruit in a bowl and sprinkle with rum (or juice).

Prepare the dough working in a bowl 3 yolks with the sugar, until you get a smooth cream. Then add the butter and the whipped egg whites (they must be cold and add a pinch of salt).

Pour the flour into the mixture, stirring constantly. Form a ball, wrap it in a cotton cloth and let it rest for at least an hour and a half. Then place the dough in a buttered pan (diameter 24 cm), piercing the bottom and cutting the excess dough.

Bake for about 15 minutes in a hot ovenRemove from the oven and pour the cream on the base of the cake, which you have prepared by mixing ricotta, icing sugar, candied fruit, the remaining egg well beaten and vanilla.

Spread the cream well and cover with a sheet of pastry that you will get from the leftover dough. 

Bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees for 40 minutes.

Let the cake cool and garnish with fresh berries.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe:


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