photo: Russian Layered Liver Cake

Russian Layered Liver Cake

Let’s cook original snack which will make your holiday table brighter and more various. Layered liver cake will be to the taste even to those who do not really like by-products. Thin pancakes from a chicken liver impregnate with garlic sauce and become very soft and gentle. The fragrant mushroom stuffing makes snack cake nourishing and gives it a juicy note. For cake it is possible to experiment with a stuffing, using the browned carrots and red sweet pepper, boiled eggs, hard or processed cheese, sheep cheese or cottage cheese with greenery.
90 min
12 servings


  • Chicken liver
    600 g
  • Champignon
    500 g
  • Onion
    2 pcs
  • Potato
    1 pcs
  • Egg
    3 pcs
  • Garlic
    3-4 clove
  • Whole wheat flour
    3 tbsp
  • Olive oil
    2 tbsp
  • Mayonnaise
    100 g
  • Salt
    - to taste
  • Black pepper
    - to taste
  • Provencel herbs
    1 tsp
  • Seasoning for chicken
    0.5 tsp


  • 1. Wash, clean from foams and fat chicken liver. Shift by-products in blender bowl and blend to homogeneous consistence.
  • 2. Peel and cut largely one onion. Wash, peel and cut on several parts potato. Join vegetables in blender bowl and crush to gruel consistence.
  • 3. Let's combine in a deep bowl the crushed chicken liver, onions and potatoes. Add to the received mixture two eggs, salt and ground seasonings to taste. Let's mix to homogeneous consistence.
  • 4. Then add the sifted wheat flour to mixture for liver pancakes. Again mix so that it becomes dense and homogeneous.
  • 5. Now, when pancake batter is ready, it is possible to start preparation of liver pancakes. For cake to be high, let’s use a frying pan with a16-20 cm diameter. By means of a silicone brush grease the heated frying pan with olive oil. Let's pour on a frying pan a small amount of the batter for liver pancakes, evenly distribute it on all perimeter.
  • 6. When pancake from a chicken liver is reddened on the one side, accurately turn it over by a slotted turner and bring to readiness on the other side. Thus let’s fry all pancakes.
  • 7. While ready liver pancakes cool down to room temperature, prepare a stuffing. Peel the remained onion and cut with a small cube. Let's lay out the cut onions on the pre-heated with olive oil frying pan. Stirring slowly, brown vegetables to subtle golden shade.
  • 8. Then add to onions fresh champignons cut into a small cubes. Stirring slowly, fry ingredients together until all liquid evaporates from a frying pan.
  • 9. At the end of preparation salt mushroom stuffing and season with spices. At will it is possible to add small chopped fresh greenery to it. Let's cool down a ready stuffing to room temperature.
  • 10. Peel garlic cloves, pass through a press and add to mayonnaise (it is possible to replace by fat sour cream or natural yogurt). Let's mix to homogeneous consistence.
  • 11. Now it is necessary to gather liver cake. On a flat dish or a plate, lay out liver pancake. Let's grease it with a small amount of sauce from mayonnaise and garlic.
  • 12. At the top distribute a champignons and onions stuffing in an even layer.
  • 13. Let's cover a stuffing with the second pancake from a chicken liver. Alternating layers, gather a liver cake. Boil the remained egg hard, separate a yolk from an egg white. Decorate a ready cake from a chicken liver with grated boiled yolk and fresh greenery.
  • 14. Let's send ready liver cake with champignons to the fridge for several hours so that it infuses and cools.
  • 15. Bon Appetite!