Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Russian Honey Cake

It's bake time. We made this Russian Honey Cake. It was a little time consuming but well worth it. It was delicious! We definitely recommend letting it sit overnight or at least a few hours until consuming as that allows all the layers of the cake to absorb the frosting. It is best served with black tea.




Ingredients:

Cake Dough
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
4 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 cups flour plus 2 tablespoons

Frosting
1 1/2 cans of sweetened condensed milk
3 sticks butter

Directions:

1. Combine the first 5 ingredients through baking powder with 2 tablespoons flour in a large pan. Mix together and set it on medium heat. Continuously mix until the mixture approximately doubles in volume. Remove from heat and add the remaining 4 cups flour. Add additional flour if needed: the dough should not stick to your hands and be fairly malleable. Cover the dough with a towel.
2. Heat oven to 400 F
3. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each one out to approx 1/4" thickness. Trim to a ciruclar mold if you will be using one. Make sure to keep the rest of the dough covered while rolling one out as they do dry out. Combine all the trimmings to another layer (this one will not be trimmed into a circle, instead we will use it for crumbs for the top decoration). We found it best to roll out the dough on silicone mats which you can bake on right away. Spray the mats with cooking spray first to allow for easier lifting off of the cake layers.
4. Each cake layer cooks for about 5 minutes until the edges start turning golden brown - make sure to watch carefully so they don't burn. After the first few you can get the perfect timing for your specific oven.
5. For the frosting: melt the butter and add in the sweetened condensed milk. Mix together with a whisk. Let cool.
6. Assemble the cake. Starting with the first cake layer generously add frosting between each layer. Crumble the 9th layer that you made from the trimmings and spread the crumbs on top of the frosted cake.

What we liked:

This was a delicious cake, especially with tea!

What we didn't like:

Nothing, it was great!

What Kaspian thought about it:

He liked it enough to have one piece, but he really isn't a sweet tooth. 

Next time:

No change needed.