It is a cake with vanilla, cream and whipped cream, popular in several Central European countries.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Croatia
Keyword: eggs, milk, sugar
Servings: 12


  • lb puff pastry rectangles
  • 8 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream

For mixture #1

  • 10 egg yolks
  • cup flour
  • cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp vanilla-flavored sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 vanilla pod, cut lengthwise and scraped

For mixture #2

  • 5 cup milk
  • 5 cup water
  • 5 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 2 tbsp rum

For mixture #3

  • 10 egg whites
  • cup icing sugar


  • Preheat the convection oven at 400 F.
  • Prick the two rectangles of puff pastry with a fork and bake for 10 minutes until they are golden brown.
  • Mix all the ingredients of mixture #1 in a food processor.
  • In a very large non-stick pot, heat mixture #2 at medium heat. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Add mixture #1, stir, then cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture thickens like a pudding. Make sure it doesn't burn.
  • For mixture #3, beat the egg whites and add the icing sugar gradually while beating until stiff.
  • Incorporate the egg whites slowly and gradually to the warm mixture.
  • Place a rectangular frame (baking ring) of 8 x 16 in on a large flat plate.
  • Place the first puff pastry at the bottom of the frame, pour in the hot mixture and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Whip the cream with 4 tablespoons of icing sugar.
  • Remove the cake from the refrigerator and pour a thin layer of whipped cream on top of the cream.
  • Place the second rectangular puff pastry on top and sprinkle with 4 tablespoons of the remaining icing sugar.
  • Cut square pieces.

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