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Ukrainian Honey Cake

Updated on March 14, 2012

Honey Cake

Honey Cake!
Honey Cake!
Assembling the layers. This is what the layers should look like after you cut off an inch  from all sides.
Assembling the layers. This is what the layers should look like after you cut off an inch from all sides.

How to make:

Honey Cake

By: Shawnna Fields

This time of year is both exciting and dreary. Fluffy, soft snow has been replaced with rain, sleet, and sloppy mud. I find myself looking forward to the warm, summer days just around the corner. Until then, I take solace in curling up on the couch with a nice, hot cup of tea and a piece of one of my favorite cakes.

I first had this cake over five years ago when a friend of mine brought it to a potluck. She’s Ukrainian and wanted to share a traditional dessert with the group. It was love at first bite! The sweet, honey flavor of the cake layers combines with a rich cream cheese and sour cream frosting, creating a splendidly sweet treat. This cake is a popular dessert in Ukrainian and Russian households here in the U.S. If you don’t want to make it, you can find it in most Russian food stores. It’s a common staple at Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s dinners, and if you do try this recipe you’ll discover why this decadently delicious confection is reserved for special occasions. Enjoy!


Preheat oven to 320 degrees


3 tsp. white vinegar

2 tsp. baking soda

2 c. flour

1 1/4 c. sugar

4 Tbs. honey

6 eggs

* In a mixing bowl, mix 2 tsp. baking soda and 2 tsp of vinegar together. When it is done bubbling, mix in remaining tsp. of vinegar.

  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Line four 9x13 inch cake pans with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray to coat.
  • Pour 1/4 of the batter into each pan and bake for about 10 minutes.
  • While cake is cooking, make cake filling.


2 - 8 oz packages of cream cheese

16 oz container of sour cream

16 oz. container of whipped cream

  • Mix sour cream and cream cheese with an electric mixer until completely smooth.
  • Add whipped cream and continue mixing until blended well.
  • Add powdered sugar to taste if you like a sweeter frosting.

Assembling Layers:

  • Allow layers to cool.
  • Gently pull aluminum foil off layers and stack layers together.
  • Take a bread knife and slice about 1 inch off each side of the cake.
  • Layer filling throughout each layer. Make sure you reserve enough filling to cover the cake top and sides.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon (optional) and enjoy!

Helpful Hints:

  • Substitute light sour cream and whipped topping for a lower calorie dessert.
  • Watch the baking layers like a hawk! These layers can easily burn if they go too long.
  • You can bake all four layers at once, but be aware that each layer will cook at a different speed. You may need to rotate cakes for even cooking. I suggest cooking two layers at a time.
  • If you like crumbles on top of your cake, buy a package of Nilla wafers, smash them in a ziplock bag and sprinkle on top of the cake just before serving.
  • Store left-overs in the fridge.


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      Lucas Weigel 

      17 months ago

      dope bro

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      4 years ago

      A friends mom is coming here from Russia and I want to make this to welcome her. Can I make this the day before I need it? I know it is her favorite dessert. Thanks

    • SFields profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Idaho

      Glad you like it!

    • ReuVera profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      Oh, you stirred my memories! My aunt used to make this cake. I love it!

    • aytab profile image


      6 years ago

      This looks amazing, I'm gonna have to make this!!!!!


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