History of the Icy Wind Cake
Although it is typical for Croatia its origins are in Austro Hungarian empire. Then it was called the Spanish Windcake. The Croatian version is more compact.
Icy Wind Cake in making
Ingredients for the Meringue crust
9 egg whites, 300 dkg of sugar, and 1 tablespoon of apple vinegar
Ingredients for the cream
9 egg yolks, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 4 tablespoons of wheat flour, and 3 vanilla sugars.
Half a liter of whipped cream, approximately 10 strawberries, 5 kiwis and 2 bananas.
Preparing the cake
First, you make the Meringue crust.
As we already mentioned you will need 9 egg whites, 300 dkg of sugar, and 1 tablespoon of apple vinegar. It is all right to use the alcohol vinegar if you do not have the apple one. It is used only for shine.
The mixture for the Meringue crust
First, you mix the egg white. Then add sugar and vinegar and mix it all until there is no trace of sugar in the mixture anymore.
Then you prepare it for baking. Cover the casserole with baking paper in order to be able to remove the crust easily from the casserole after baking.
You bake the crust for 1 hour at the temperature of 150C.
Note: you can prepare the crust day earlier.
Baked Meringue Crust
After you separate it from the baking paper, slice it into three equal parts. Then the crust is prepared for filling.
Preparing the cream
For the cream, you will need 9 egg yolks, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 4 tablespoons of wheat flour, and 3 vanilla sugars.
First mix the egg yolks and sugar to smooth the cream. Then add the required amount of flour and vanilla sugars.
The next step is to take 2,5dcl of milk and boil it. When it is boiling slowly add the mixed cream and stir the mixture at slow temperature till it is thickened.
Cooked cream for the cake
Note: If you do not stir it or stir it slowly on a strong fire the eggs will cook and lose the texture and the flavor of the cream.
Then leave the cream to cool completely. Afterward, add one whole margarine 250gr.
Note: Make sure the cream is completely cold when you put margarine in because otherwise the cream will not thicken and it will leak from the cake once you place it on it.
Preparing the fruit
The choice of the fruit is up to you. The usual mix is one red fruit such as strawberries, one green fruit usually kiwi, and one yellow fruit like bananas, but it is up to you. If you do not have strawberries or it is not their season you can always use cherries.
Strawberries for the cake
Note: strawberries or cherries can leak because they are too watery in texture. So, make sure to drain them from the water before you place them on the cake.
Second note: make sure to sprinkle the bananas with lemon juice in order for them not to change the color to brown before serving the cake.
Bananas for the cake
No matter which fruit you choose make sure to slice it into thin pieces.
Finally, mix half a liter of the whipped cream.
Now you have all the parts of the cake made and it is time to put all the parts together.
Forming of the cake
Place the first part of the crust and then on the top of it goes one-third of the cream and the first layer of fruit usually it is the bananas because they are the heaviest but it is up to you. Then place a small layer of whipped cream. The next third of the crust goes on top of it.
Forming of the cake's first layer
Repeat the procedure with all three layers.
All three layers from the side
Finally, use the rest of the whipped cream to cover it from all sides.
The decor of the cake depends on you. You can make it smooth or wavy.
You can also place some of the fruit on top like in the photo below. Options are endless!
Cake with fruit on top
Where to find the best Icy Wind Cake in Croatia?
As we already mentioned, this is one of the most popular sweets in Croatia. Thus, you can find it everywhere!
We have already written about fine dining restaurants in Croatia in several top destinations in Croatia. Feel free to check our previous blog posts if you are interested:
- Best Restaurants in Opatija Riviera in Croatia
- Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Dubrovnik
- The 5 Best Restaurants in Split City in Croatia
- The 5 Best Restaurants in Trogir
- The Top 5 Restaurants and Bars on Brac Island.
We are sure you will find Icy Wind Cake on their menu as well. At least in some of them.
For those who are coming to other destinations, we have another service we can recommend and that is the Private Chef Service. The chef will make you Icy Wind Cake if you wish, but other delicacies as well.
Private Chef Service inVilla Sea Supremafrom our portfolio
Finally, we have shown you the recipe and given you tips on where to try it in Croatia. We hope you will make it or try it in Croatia. Make sure to tell us about your experience through Social Media and the #vipholidaybooker hashtag.