Traditional Polish Placek Recipe

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Traditional Polish Placek Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 01, 2023

Enjoy the taste of Poland with this authentic recipe for placek. This traditional Polish cake is a sweet treat that is perfect for special occasions or as an everyday dessert. Made with simple ingredients like eggs, flour, sugar, and butter, this cake is easy to make and has a deliciously moist texture. Serve it with a dusting of powdered sugar and a cup of coffee for a truly indulgent experience.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a cake pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the softened butter and continue beating until well combined.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture and fold gently until no lumps remain.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove the placek from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  9. Transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Once cooled, dust the top of the placek with powdered sugar.
  11. Slice and serve.

Interesting Facts

  • Placek is a popular dessert in Poland, often enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.
  • This cake is traditionally served during holidays and special occasions.
  • In Poland, placek is often topped with whipped cream or a fruit sauce for added flavor.
  • The word 'placek' translates to 'cake' in English.