Russian Napoleon Cake

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‘In 1912, the first iteration of the cake was crafted to honor the 100th anniversary of the country’s defeat over Napoleon and his troops’. ummm… you mean victory - right? Thank-you for the name - as I always wondered - it’s a common pastry in Poland too!

I found this article a little confusing. I’ve never heard a napoleon called a cake. I’ve been eating Napoleons (puff pastry layers with pastry cream, usually with fondant on top) since I was a child; they look pretty much like the pictures in this article. A cake is something different entirely.

You are right! We fixed that typo. Thanks for pointing it out and sharing that it’s common in Poland.