Russian Honey Cake Recipe

Honey cake is a sweet, hearty and tasty cake that is adored in Russia. It is prepared at home for the holidays or ordered in cafes and restaurants as a traditional dessert. Below you will find a recipe for a large honey cake, which is offered to guests at the Saperavi Cafe (Georgian restaurant in Moscow).

Russian Honey Cake Recipe
Russian Honey Cake Recipe (via voyagist.ru)

Big Honey Cake Recipe

Ingredients for a 1.2 kg honey cake:

for cakes:

  • flour – 300 g
  • sugar – 60 g
  • egg – 1 pc.
  • butter – 80 g
  • honey – 3 tbsp.
  • soda – 0.5 tbsp
  • vinegar

for cream:

  • sour cream 20% – 380 g
  • cream 33% – 160 g
  • icing sugar – 100 g

Cooking steps:

  1. Prepare the base of the dough in a water bath: melt butter, sugar and honey, stirring occasionally. Cool down.
  2. Beat the egg, stirring with soda quenched with vinegar. Stir constantly, add the beaten egg to the butter melted with honey.
  3. Pour the sifted flour into the egg-honey mixture in portions. Knead the dough.
  4. Divide it into 8 equal parts (according to the number of cakes), roll each into a ball and then roll it into a thin layer. Cut round cakes from the rolled out dough layers.
  5. Bake the cakes in the oven preheated to 200ᴼC for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Whip the cream with the icing sugar, add the sour cream and stir with the wreath.
  7. Smear the cooled cakes with cream, be sure to cover the sides.
  8. Put the cake in the refrigerator for 8-10 hours to soak well.
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