Pyramid cake  is really something that will leave you breathless –  with crispy baked crust of puff pastry filled with cherries, vanilla  cream pudding and whipped cream. Believe me, it tastes even better than it looks. Pyramid cake is so light and refreshing and is an ideal treat for hot summer days, although I prepare it throughout the year. Try it and I’m sure you will be delighted.


500g of frozen puff pastry

1l milk

3 vanilla pudding powder

12 tablespoons sugar

250g butter

2 jars of cherry compote without pits

500ml heavy cream


Take cherries out of the jars and drain them well. Defrost puff pastry  and roll it with rolling pin very thin in the shape of a rectangle. Each rectangle cut into 5 equal strips on longer side of the rectangle.  You will need 10 strips in total. Put a row of cherries on each strip.

Pyramid - arranging the cherries

Roll the stripes into tight rolls and carefully move to the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave small gaps between rolls in order to prevent them from sticking to each other during baking.

Pyramid - baking the dough

Bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit) for 20 minutes until the dough gets nice brown colour and becomes crispy.  It is very important that rolls are baked well.

Meanwhile take 200ml of milk and add vanilla pudding powder  in it. Mix until pudding powder dissolves and put it away. Take 800ml of milk and add sugar. Put milk and sugar to cook until it boils. Then remove from the heat and stir dissolved pudding powder  in it. Take it back on low heat and stir until you get a firm mixture. Put it away to cool down. When the mixture is cooled down add softened butter and mix well.

Put  4 rolls side by side on the platter. Cover them with a thick layer of cream.

Pyramid - arranging the pastry rolls

Then put  on 3 rolls on it and cover with cream again. Then put 2 rolls on it and cover with cream again and at the end put the last roll on top. Spread the rest of the cream all over the rolls.

Pyramid - before whipped cream

Put whipped cream on the whole cake and decorate as you wish. Cool  well to make it easier to cut and enjoy in every bite.

Pyramid slice

Bon appetit!

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