|Alternative names||Kiev cake|
|Place of origin||Ukraine|
|Region or state||Kiev|
|Creator||Karl Marx Confectionery Factory|
|Main ingredients||Meringue, cashews, chocolate|
|481 kilocalories per 100 g kcal|
|Cookbook: Kyiv cake Media: Kyiv cake|
A Kyiv cake or Kiev cake (Ukrainian: торт "Київський") is a brand of dessert cake, made in Kiev, Ukraine since December 6, 1956 by the Karl Marx Confectionery Factory (now a subsidiary of the Roshen corporation). It soon became popular all over the USSR.
The cake has become one of the symbols of Kiev city, particularly by its brand name and package, depicting the chestnut leaf (the informal coat of arms of Kiev).
Once confectioners forgot to put some amount of egg-white for the biscuit in a cooler. The next morning the chief Nikitivich Konstantin Petrenko, with the help of 17-year-old assistant Nadia Chernogor, in order to hide the mistake of his colleagues, spread frozen cakes with butter cream, strewed with powder, decorated with floral ornaments. This is the way how the most famous cake came into the world.
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