Bird's Milk Cake is a custard cake, also called "Ptichye Moloko". Bird's Milk Cake is moose-like, covered in rich chocolate ganache and a nice hint of fruits on top.
Bird's Milk Cake might be an odd name, but it's a very common Russian dessert. Most kids that grow up in Russian culture have tried Ptichye Moloko. It's also popular here in the states, you can find it in most Russian markets, either in a cake or candy form.
Tips for Making the Bird’s Milk Cake (Ptichye Moloko)
- Prepare all ingredients ahead of time, and read all step by step instructions before starting.
- Give each layer of Bird's Milk Cake at least 30 minutes to set.
- Once you fill up the cake pan, use a spatula to smooth out the cake.
- Once you remove the cake from the pan, use a knife at an angle to smooth out the sides of the cake.
- Bird's Milk Cake can be refrigerated for several days as long as it's stored in a sealed container.