Poncho Cake


For my birthday last week I made my favorite Russian cake. It is called a
“Poncho Cake” and is wonderfully moist and delicious! If you are looking for a fun, easy, unique, and delicious dessert, give this a try.


  • -1 9×9 chocolate cake (either use a cake mix or whatever standard recipe you use)
  • -2 Cups sour cream
  • -1 Cup whipped cream
  • -1/4 Cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ~1/2 Cup sugar (more or less as desired)


  • -pineapple pieces
  • -Hot fudge for drizzling
  • -chopped walnuts

Once your chocolate cake has cooled, break it up into square-ish pieces of about 2 inches.

Cream the rest of the main ingredients together on medium for about 2 minutes (or mix by hand until smooth).

In a large bowl, add a layer of cake pieces followed by a layer of cream (no need to be ultra even). Repeat this until the bowl is full, ending with cake. Press the cake firmly into the bowl to help it hold together. If you want, press pineapple pieces and/or walnuts into the bottom layer.

Flip the cake onto a plate and then cover with some of the remaining cream. Drizzle with hot fudge if you’d like. It is now ready to serve and enjoy!


6 Responses to “Poncho Cake”

  1. 1 Kim June 4, 2009 at 6:11 am

    That looks sooooooo yummy!!!! I may have to try that 🙂

  2. 2 Keri June 4, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Hi, Ashley. This looks delicious, and like something I can make with limited ingredients! 🙂 Thanks for sending me the link to your blog. I do read it and am enjoying it. We live in Spain and I, too, have two small children and have a heart for TCK’s. I know you’re a Piper fan, so I also wanted to send you to http://www.childrendesiringgod.org if you didn’t already know about it. I just discovered it last week. Awesome! Thanks for all your blogging. I really appreciate your insights.

  3. 3 alatvala June 4, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I am so glad that you guys like the recipe! It is one of my goals in life to share Poncho with the world since I LOVE it! Pnocho cake globalization!!! =) Keri, thank you so much for your encouraging words and also for the link! It’s funny because I got a DVD from Children Desiring God a long time ago, before we had kids, but since then I haven’t run into it again. I can’t wait to check it out, and I’ll add the link to the sidebar here. Thank you!

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