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Traditional Recipe of Somloi Galuska. Delicious Hungarian Chocolate Trifle Dessert.

A perfect everyday dessert from Hungary, Somloi Galuska is made of chocolate, walnut, plain rum extract, and glazed with whipped cream.

Things to know about Somloi Galuska Recipe

“Somloi Galuska” is a very famous dessert in Hungary; it’s a well-known plate called the sponge cake,” traditionally always served in the same way as ice cream, with three scoops of the cake placed in an ice cream cup.

You can find this dish in every restaurant and pastry bar in Budapest. It can be an everyday dessert after a delicious meal, very light, made out of walnuts, chocolate, rum extract, whipped cream, and other tasty ingredients.

This dessert was invented in the late 50s by a head waiter (Károly Gollerits) at Budapest’s very famous Gundel Restaurant. However, the exact location of where the recipe was found is unknown.

Yummy Hungarian Chocolate Trifle Dessert. Traditional Recipe of Somloi Galuska.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Tradicionális Somlói Galuska
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes


Servings 4 People
Calories / Serving 923 kcal



  • 5 pcs Egg
  • 5 tbsp Pastry Flour – Fine Flour
  • 5 tbsp Icing Sugar – Powdered Sugar – Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cocoa Powder Unsweetened
  • 1 pinch Salt
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Vanilla Cream

  • 3 pcs Egg Yolk
  • 3 tbsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1 pc Vanilla Pod Scrape the seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 cups Milk

Sugar Syrup

  • 200 grams (7.05 oz) White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ cup Rum
  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) Walnut Ground
  • 1 handful Raisin

Chocolate Sauce

  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) Butter
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder Unsweetened
  • 2 tsp Milk Cold



  • First, separate the eggs, then beat the egg whites with some salt into a hard foam.
  • In a bowl, combine egg yolks, powdered sugar, and flour.
  • Gently fold the egg yolk mixture into your egg whites using a rubber spatula.
  • Divide the batter into two. Add the cocoa powder to the other half of the mixture.
  • Transfer the batter to separate baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°F/ 82°C. Bake them for 10-15 minutes.

Vanilla Cream

  • Grab a small mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients until smooth.

Sugar Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, add the sugar and water, and heat until sugar is fully dissolved. Add in the rum extract while stirring.
  • Take off from the heat and wait until it cools down completely.
  • Once the vanilla cream is ready and smooth, grab the sponge cakes that are halved and cooled down. First, sprinkle it with some sugar syrup, smear with vanilla cream and sprinkle with some walnuts and raisins. Repeat this process for each cake layer; if some of the walnuts and cream shave left in the end, place some on the top of the cake too.
  • Let it chill for 3-4 hours.

Chocolate Sauce

  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter and sugar over heat, then add some cocoa powder and cold milk as well. Take out the cake from the fridge and pour the chocolate sauce on the cake.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 923kcalCarbohydrates: 119gProtein: 11gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 228mgPotassium: 463mgFiber: 5gSugar: 100gVitamin A: 850IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 198mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Tradicionális Somlói Galuska Recipe, Traditional Somloi Chocolate Trifle Dessert
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What to serve with Somloi Galuska?

Once the dessert cake is ready, place three scoops of it in an ice cream cup and glaze the top with some whipped cream.

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