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Ukrainian honey cake

🍳 300 min

🔥 5924 cal

✍️ by Taisiia Dobrozorova


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Ukrainian honey cake

80 g


644 g


336 g



It becomes clear from the name that one of the main ingredients of this cake is honey, which gives the cake a unique flavor and taste. It replaces sugar quite well, giving the desserts winning points in taste and usefulness. It's a good option for those who want to lose extra pounds.

There are many recipes for Ukrainian honey cake. They are divided into two groups. You can bake one and cut it into several layers. But the classic is a cake with 12 thin patties smeared with sour cream. It has light sourness, which harmonizes exceptionally well with the honey taste of the base. 

Before you try the classic recipe to feel the Ukrainian culinary dessert tradition, keep in mind a few helpful recipe tips:

  • Honey patties can be baked in advance. They are ideally stored at room temperature.
  • If the sour cream is thick, throw it on the gauze to remove excess liquid.
  • The taste of honey will be even more interesting if you add chopped prunes between the cake layers.

Ukrainian honey cake Recipe

Essential ingredients

  • Vanilla sugar

    4 g (1 tsp)

  • Baking soda

    5 g (1 tsp)

  • Butter 82.5%

    300 g (60 tbsp)

  • Eggs

    100 g (2 pieces)

  • Honey

    70 g (6 tsp)

  • Sugar

    200 g (1 cup)

  • Flour

    500 g (3½ cup)

  • Sour cream 10%

    450 g (30 tbsp)

  • Condensed milk

    75 g (15 tbsp)

How to make

Please follow the next steps:

  1. 1

    Let's start preparing the base for the honey cake. To do this, combine the following ingredients: 2 eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar, and melted butter.

  2. 2

    We give the dough a honey flavor by adding 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of soda to it. Do not extinguish soda with vinegar.

  3. 3

    We put the resulting mass on the stove and cook according to the principle of a water bath. The assembly should double in size. Stir until it does.

  4. 4

    Remove the container with the mass from the fire, and add flour. It's good if you can sift it through a sieve beforehand. Knead the dough for honey cakes.

  5. 5

    The base for the honey cake is ready. Divide it into 7 equal portions, and roll each into a ball.

  6. 6

    With a rolling pin, roll each ball into a pancake; its thickness should be no more than 1.5 cm.

  7. 7

    We spread the pancakes on a baking sheet or in baking dishes and bake each for 5 minutes at 180 degrees. These will be the cakes for the honey cake.

  8. 8

    Let's start preparing the honey cake-cream: to do this, beat 500 g of sour cream with 80 g of powdered sugar.

  9. 9

    The cream consists of butter and boiled condensed milk. Beat these ingredients separately.

  10. 10

    We combine sour cream with butter and boiled condensed milk and beat again.

  11. 11

    We cool the finished cakes. Trim with a knife, giving the correct circle or rectangle shape. We turn the honey cake, put the patties on each other, and coat each with cream. The honey cake must be completely glazed, including the sides.

  12. 12

    Trimmings from cakes will serve as a decoration, chop them into crumbs, and sprinkle honey cake on top. The honey cake should soak, so leave it in the refrigerator for a few hours. Then you can call everyone to the table. Enjoy your meal!

Weight Loss Tips

  • Honey is 80 calories less per 100 g than white sugar and contains an enormous concentration of minerals and vitamins.

  • Replace heavy cream or sour cream with natural yogurt or low-fat sour cream to intake fewer calories.

  • Buy a pack of egg whites, so you can swap a part of your whole eggs in an omelet or scrambled eggs with a less calorie-dense substance and richer in protein.

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  • Tools

    Oven, Knife, Cutting board, Rolling pin, Sieve, Baking sheet

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