Mazurek (Polish Breakfast Cake)

Mazurek (Polish Breakfast Cake)

(10 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Sift the dry ingredients. Cut butter into flour with knife until crumbly. Mix beaten egg with cream and add to flour. Mix lightly by hand and spread on buttered cookie sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes in 350 degree oven.

Remove from oven and quickly cover with one of a variety of toppings. Bake 20 minutes longer. When cool decorate with maraschino cherries. Cut into small 1 x 2 inch pieces.

Rich. Look for other variations of Mazurek featuring raisins.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank blperfect for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Mazurek (Polish Breakfast Cake)?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 3 votes.

From joe

Whoever declared that this is a breakfast cake has absolutely no idea about Polish cuisine or traditions.

Comment submitted: 10/30/2010 (#11482)

From Lidia
Rating (out of 5):  

We never eat mazurek for breakfast... Its an Easter traditional cake, and the toppings are the most important element (chocolate, nuts etc), so there should be a topping recipe added.

Oh, and it should be a square or a rectangle, not round. - Polish girl

Comment submitted: 3/29/2010 (#10190)

From Yeeks

What Polish person puts marchiano cherries on their Mazurek? Yeeks, sounds disgusting.

Comment submitted: 4/10/2009 (#7934)

From Amber George
Rating (out of 5):  

This recipe is very quick and easy to use. I also enjoyed the cake texture with the egg, it was a very enjoyable dish.

Comment submitted: 3/12/2009 (#7757)

From Charlee
Rating (out of 5):  

Aww cake :]

Comment submitted: 3/12/2009 (#7755)

From magicsmile99

The recipe I have for Royal Mazurek is made with finely ground almonds as well as some flour. There is also sour cream in the batter. It is a stiff dough you press by hand into a baking dish. When cooled, it is covered with a chocolate glaze and decorated with dried fruit, nuts, citron, etc. and although you can eat this cake any time, it is NOT considered traditional breakfast food.

Comment submitted: 2/20/2008 (#4671)

From Pink

It has never ever been a breakfast meal!!! Mazurek is a traditional Easter cake, and since breakfast is the most important easter meal in Poland, you might have mistaken it, but... it's a cake, a sweet, eaten with the afternoon tea...

Comment submitted: 1/16/2008 (#4395)

From Linda

I think this recipe sounds very interesting but where is the variety of toppings?

Comment submitted: 8/18/2006 (#93)

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