Napoleon cake recipe

This delicious cake is made of many very thin layers made of puff pastry dough and soaked with rich luscious pastry cream which makes it a perfect cake to serve for the New Year celebration!

Even though this cake is quite time consuming, it is worth it!


For the cake:

645 g flour + (140 g to powder the layers)

260 butter

260 sour cream

2 g salt

For the pastry cream:

1000 ml milk

140 g white flour

240 g sugar


170 g soft butter

200 condensed milk


  1. To make the dough, mix the soft butter, sour milk and salt well. Add flour and knead the dough. Cover it with a towel and let it rest for 10 minutes. Divide the dough into several pieces about 75 g each. Again, cover them with a towel and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Roll out the layers 25-30 cm in diameter (it is more convenient to roll them out and bake them on a silicone baking sheets or parchment paper), pierce them with a fork or a knife, so they do not puff up in the oven. Bake them at 180-200 degrees C until they are golden brown. Set them aside to cool.
  3. To make the frosting, mix the milk, sugar and vanilla and heat it up (medium heat). When the mixture starts to boil, gradually pour the flour into it, stirring well all the time. Go on stirring for about 1 minute (or longer if you want to make it thicker). Let the cream cool and add the soft butter and condensed milk.
  4. To assemble the cake, cover each layer with a generous amount of pastry cream and spread it around the layer evenly. Repeat that with each layer, but set aside a couple to break them into crumbs for decorating the cake. Cover the top and the sides of the cake with the frosting and use all the crumbs to press them over the sides and sprinkle them evenly over the top of the cake. You can also decorate the cake with fresh berries, nuts or flowers if you want. Put it into the fridge for a few hours or leave there over the night for the pastry cream to soak into the cake layers.
  5. Offer the cake to Krishna with love, and treat your loved ones to prasadam!

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