The traditional desserts in Bulgaria are mostly the same as in the Middle East – baklava and other sweets with sugar syrup. We also have some other very typical sweets: This cake is called Agnessa, it is yummy and very easy to make. This recipe is from one Bulgarian lady’s aunt.


  • 200 g butter
  • 1 cup + 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground walnuts
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 vanilla sugar


You mix the butter, flour, walnuts and 1 cup of the powdered sugar. You whisk the egg whites and add them to the mixture. Spread in a pan and bake for about 20 min at 180 degrees Celsius.

In the meantime beat the yolks with the other cup of sugar and the vanilla sugar until white. My aunt makes it always with a wooden spoon for a long time (while watching TV for example :)).

Take the cake out of the oven and while it is still warm spread the eggs on top. Leave overnight for the glazing to dry. If you are in a hurry put in the oven at 50 degrees Celsius until dry.
Picture source: – it’s a blog with mostly traditional recipes.



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