Russian Honey Cake

Filled with cream, this Russian Honey Cake is filled with delicious BwS honey that will leave your mouth watering!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Russian
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 9hrs 55 minutes (overnight refrigeration required)
Calories: 795kcal
Servings: 12
Yield: 19-inch cake




Servings per Recipe: 12
Calories: 795kcal
Protein: 9.5g
Carbohydrates: 84.6g
Dietary Fiber: 1.2g
Sugars: 51.9g
Fat: 48.7g
Saturated Fat: 29.5g
Cholesterol: 243.6mg
Vitamin A: 1795.7IU
Niacin Equivalents: 4.5mg
Vitamin B6: 0.1mg
Vitamin C: 0.8mg
Folate: 89.3mcg
  • 2 1/4 cups BwS Ethiopian honey or BwS Mokarana Honey
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 large eggs 
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda 
  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups cold heavy whipped cream 
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180 degrees Celsius)
  • Place a bowl of butter over heat, add sugar and honey. Leave for two minutes.
  • Add a mixture of vanilla extract, three eggs, and baking soda. Stir slowly over heat.
  • Remove bowl from heat and gradually sift the all-purpose flour into the mixture. Mix till dough forms.
  • Knead the dough till smooth and divide it into eight pieces. Shape into balls, then roll each into layers (should not be too thin).
  • Cut dough into precise circles using 15cm cake mold or pizza wheel cutter, piercing dough with a fork. Keep the leftover dough for later.
  •  Bake until golden brown. 
  • Repeat process for each layer. 
  • Add powdered sugar and honey to sour cream. Whisk mixture.
  • Add whipped cream into the mixture and beat until smooth. 
  • Spread 3-4 tablespoons of cream on one layer. 
  • Place the stack repeatedly while spreading cream on them.
  • Spread extra cream on the sides and top.
  • Crush leftovers into fine crumbs and spread on the top and sides of the cake. 
  • Refrigerate overnight. 
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