Anthill Cake (aka Muraveinik) on a long rectangular plate

Anthill Cake (aka Muraveinik)

Course Cake
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 14 Servings
Calories 454kcal



  • Prepare all ingredients for the cookie part.
    5 bowls on the table one with flour, one with butter, one with baking soda, one with sour cream and the last one with sugar
  • Using a fork, stir in softened butter. Add in sour cream and continue stirring.
    Sour cream being added into the bowl with the flour and butter
  • In a small bowl, combine together baking soda with vinegar. Add the mixture to the dough. Continue mixing until it all comes together. If the dough is too dry, add one or two tablespoons of water.
    Dough mixture in a bowl, with a little bowl of water besides the dough
  • Leave the dough in the refrigerator for about an hour. Use a grinder to break the dough into tiny pieces.
    Dough being passed through a meat grinder
  • Spread the dough evenly on the bottom of a baking sheet. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes at 350F.
    Cooked grinded up dough on a baking sheet
  • Break the cookie into tiny pieces. Cook your own condensed milk by making dulce de leche or purchase it.
    Cake crumble in a bowl, 2 sticks of butter, and 2 jars of condensed milk on the table
  • Combine softened butter with dulce de leche, mix until it's perfectly creamy.
    Butter and condensed milk placed into one bowl
  • Stir cream into the cookies.
    Cream being stirred into the cake crumble in a bowl with a spatula
  • Form the cake as you wish. Most people form a pyramid on a large plate. I used a lined bread pan. Leave it to set in the refrigerator overnight.
    Cream and cake crumble mixed together
  • This part is completely optional. Bring heavy whipping cream to a boil. Add chocolate chips to it and let it sit until the chocolate melts.
    Chocolate mixture in a bowl with a whisk in the bowl
  • Place chocolate into a piping or a ziplock bag. Cut a tiny hole and drizzle the chocolate over the top of the cake.
    Anthill Cake (aka Muraveinik) on a long rectangular plate


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.7mg