This is one DELICIOUS Bird's Milk (ptichye moloko) CAKE! A whipped sour cream filling turns into a delicate mousse, creating a Jell-O like cake known as the Bird's Milk Cake.
1/2cupboiling milkor water dissolved with 4 TBSP sugar
SOUR CREAM MOUSSE:
2lbsSour CreamDaisy Brand
115 oz can condensed milk
4packets of Knox Gelatine
1cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
TO MAKE CAKE: Beat eggs and sugar until pale and thick (10 minutes.) Whisk in flour moving one direction and pour into a greased and floured 9-inch cake pan. Bake in a 350° oven until done. Cool cake; then, slice in half and transfer layers to two 9" springform pans. Evenly soak layers with the milk and sugar mixture. And spread a 1/3 cup of cool whip onto each cake layer. Set aside. (Layers will be thin.)
TO MAKE SOUR CREAM MOUSSE: Beat the sour cream and sugar for 15 minutes. Add condensed milk and beat five more minutes. In a small saucepan whisk the Gelatine and milk until mixture comes to a boil. Add the butter and melt thoroughly, whisking non-stop. Remove from heat and slowly beat into the sour cream mixture beating two more minutes (mixture will get runny.) Evenly Divide the mousse into the two prepared springform pans and refrigerate until firm (3-4 hours.)
TO MAKE GANACHE: Microwave cream until boiling. Pour over chocolate chips and allow to sit a few minutes. Whisk until ganache comes together and cool. Evenly pour onto the two cakes and refrigerate until set.