The Taste of Heaven: Bled <a href="">Cake</a>

The Taste of Heaven: Bled Cake

Are you looking for the ultimate combination of complexity and deliciousness? Look no further than Bled Cake – a Slovenian classic that’s sure to delight. With light fluffy layers of dough and creamy intense custard, this cake is an indulgent treat that will have you coming back for seconds.

This traditional cake originates from the lake-side town of Bled, Slovenia. It has captivated pastry connoisseurs from all over the world with its unique yet recognizable flavors. A combination of both crunchy and creamy textures, this heavenly dessert is a must-try even for the most discerning baker.

Although simple to make, this delectable cake is anything but plain. The dough is made with a combination of butter, eggs, and flour, while the creamy custard is created with egg yolks, sugar, and freshly-grated lime rind. A sprinkling of sugar and ground walnuts on top add a delicious crunch and make this cake even more irresistible.


  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease an 8-inch (20 cm) springform pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter and egg whites.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and egg yolks until combined.
  4. Turn the mixer onto low speed and add the butter and egg white mixture to the flour and egg yolk mixture. Beat until the batter is light and fluffy.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.
  6. In a small saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and lime rind. Cook custard over low heat for approximately 5 minutes or until thickened.
  7. Pour the custard over the cake batter and spread it evenly.
  8. Sprinkle the top with sugar and ground walnuts.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until the cake is golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.

Bled Cake is a classic that’s sure to please a crowd. Its unique flavors and textures come together for a heavenly experience – one that’s sure to make for a memorable dessert.

If you’re looking for something similar, why not try some other Eastern European desserts like Crispy Pazcki from Poland, or Nürnberger Lebkuchen from Germany. Delicious, decadent, and totally worth it.