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Shakotis Polish Sękacz (also known as Bankuchenas in western Lithuania) or Lithuanian šakotis is a popular Polish-Lithuanian traditional cake. The cake became popular during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569–1791). Its origins are attributed to either the Italian Queen Bona Sforza of Poland or the Baltic tribe of Yotvingians. The Yotvingians settled in the early and high Middle Ages in Podlasie,

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Lithuanian Sakotis cake

LITHUANIAN SAKOTIS CAKE. Traditional Lithuanian Sakotis cake is a very popular sweet dish served at weddings, birthdays, and other festive occasions.