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Russian Honey Cake

Updated: Jun 4, 2020


For Cake Disc layers

  • 1/2 cup Honey

  • 1/2 cup Sugar

  • 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted

  • 1 tsp Baking soda

  • 3 large eggs

  • 3 cups All purpose flour

For the filling & frosting

  • 32oz Sour cream

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream

For the topping

  • Fresh Berries, optional


To make the Cake Discs

  • Preheat oven to 350F.

  • In a pan, combine sugar, honey and butter over medium heat.

  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes till it gets a faint dark shade and then whisk in baking soda.

  • Remove from the stove and keep it aside.

  • In a bowl, beat the eggs.

  • Whisk the honey mixture continuously by adding the beaten eggs slowly.

  • Continue to whisk till all the eggs are mixed thoroughly.

  • Now add the flour slowly and mix well. The dough is going to be thick like a bread. Mix well until no lumps remain.

  • Flour your counter and divide the warm dough into 8 even pieces.

  • Roll the first piece into a thin 9" circle, you can sprinkle little flour to keep the dough from sticking onto the rolling pin.

  • Place a 9" round plate or a card-stock sheet and trace around it with a pizza cutter.

  • Pierce the Cake disc all over with a fork.

  • Keep the scraps aside for later use.

  • Transfer the rolled dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes.

  • Transfer it to a wire rack and let it cool completely.

  • Repeat the same with the remaining layers.

  • Bake all the leftover scraps. Once cooled, pulse them in a food processor to fine crumbs.

To make the frosting

  • Whisk the heavy whipping cream until fluffy and stiff peaks form.

  • In another bowl, whisk sour cream and powdered sugar together.

  • Fold the whipped cream into the sour cream. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To Assemble the Cake

  • Make sure the cake discs are completely cooled down.

  • Spread about 3/4 cup frosting mixture onto the center of the first cake disc.

  • Spread it evenly. Stack the second cake disc and repeat until you have 8 layers.

  • Frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.

  • Dust the top and sides with the cake disc crumbs.

  • Cover it and refrigerate overnight.

  • Decorate the cake with berries before serving.

Recipe Tip

  • You can bake the Cake discs ahead and store them in an airtight container for one week and use it when needed to assemble the cake.

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