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Baking pan: 34 x 24 cm | 6-8 slices


It is well-known that the people of Braşov are crazy about Deliciu. I do believe, however, that this cake has become famous countrywide. Here’s its simplified recipe, as usual; this time – by sections.


The batter

4 eggs

50g sugar

1 tbsp honey

10ml milk

rum essence

90g butter (melted)

3 tbsp flour

½ sachet baking powder

2 tbsp semolina

2 tbsp cocoa



+butter and flour -> baking pan


Beat the yolks with the sugar, honey, milk, and rum essence. Add the melted and cooled butter and continue mixing.

Separately, mix the flour with the baking powder, semolina, and cocoa.

Add the dry ingredients slowly into the wet mix and stir smoothly.

Beat the egg whites until stiff with a pinch of salt and mix them slowly into the batter.

Make the batter

Pour the final mix into the floured and buttered baking pan and then bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, at 165°C.

[If you are using a round mould, cut the cake in half after it cools.]


The cream

150g mascarpone

130g condensed milk

            285ml milk

            75g sugar

130g sour cream, 25% fat content

3 gelatin leaves



Mix the mascarpone and the condensed milk (you can make it yourself, with the above-specified quantities); add the sour cream (previously beaten with the sugar) and the gelatin leaves dissolved into water and then melted.

Spread the cream onto the cake layer or, in the case of the round shape, in between the cake layers and on top.

Spread the cream

Leave the baking pan in the fridge while preparing the jelly.


The jelly

300g berries (I used blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries)

75g sugar

5g gelatin

50ml water


Let the berries sit with the sugar for 15 minutes; you will notice that you will also get a small amount of juice. 

Meanwhile, dissolve the gelatin into the cold water.

Pour the gelatin-water mix into the berry-sugar one and heat on a low flame for 4-5 minutes. After it cools a bit, pour the jelly over the cake and let it sit in the fridge.


I hope you like my version of Deliciu!

As a trick, leave it at room temperature after you remove it from the fridge, for at least 10-15 minutes. It will be extra-puffy! ;-) 

A slice of Deliciu

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