Bayadera is the queen of unbaked cakes, it is irreplaceable and an indispensable part of our Christmas table. The recipe is from my mother and since I was a child we've been making the same one and haven't changed it, the taste is perfect. Bayadera is consisted of 2 parts: light and dark and topped with chocolate. It has a recognizable look and it's very famous treat all across the Balkan countries.


  • 300 g of sugar (10.5 oz)
  • 250 ml of water (1 cup)
  • 200 g of butter (7 oz)
  • 300 g ground walnut (10,5 oz)
  • 300 g ground biscuits (10,5 oz)
  • 150 g of dark chocolate (5,3 oz)


  1. Put sugar, water and butter in a pot to boil. 
  2. After boiling and the ingredients have melted, let the liquid cool a little and add the ground nuts and biscuits. Mix well and immediately divide the mixture in half. 

  3. Add half of the chocolate (melt it) to one half and mix well. Leave both parts to cool until lukewarm.
  4. Then, put the dark part in a rectangular pan 20 by 30 cm and spread it nicely. The light part is applied above the dark part. Spread it nice and smoothly.
  5. Add the remaining chocolate previously melted on a steam. Apply it evenly on top.

  6. Leave the cake to cool, cover with foil and set in the refrigerator.
  7. The next day, cut into rectangles and serve.