RUSSIAN HONEY CAKE (MEDOVIK CAKE)
MADE IN TOOTING, DELIVERED ACROSS LONDON, SURREY, SUSSEX & KENT
I was first told about honey cake by a Russian Australian friend of mine who described a delicately spiced multi-layered cake made by her grandmother, filled with honey and sour cream.
The cake sounded absolutely delicious, so I researched numerous recipes, perfectiing the recipe along the way. I think that I make the best Russian Honey Cake tht you can buy, and if you don't believe me, just read the reviews.
gingerbread layers....toasted salted honey....tangy sour cream and caramelised walnuts... an ambrosial flavour
The original cake was said to be created in the 19th century by the chef of the wife of Tsar Alexander 1, and is one of the most famous Russian desserts.
My version is an adaptation of what you might get in Russia or Eastern Europe. Caramelised honey is combined with dulce de leche, sea salt, sour cream and double cream to create a flavour that has been described as ambrosial with a tangy caramel notes.
"The cake was absolutely delicious. I'm from the Ukraine so Russian honey cake is one of our traditional cakes. And this one was oh my oh my. No words to describe it." Anna Syla, Google Review
The filling is sandwiched in between eight layers of spiced biscuit made with ginger, cinnamom and mixed spice . The soft texture is achieved overnight as the creamy filling slowly transforms the biscuit into a moist cake.
The flavour is further enhanced by adding a crumb coating containing a delicious caramelised walnut praline, and decorated with hand moulded chocolate honeycombs.
I can also make multiple stacked tiers if you would like the Russian honey cake to have more impact or serve it as a wedding cake or other event. Additional layers can be added to give the honey cake more height similar to the tall wedding cakes that I design.
The cake can be covered in the caramelised crumb coating if you want a traiditional honey cake look and complemented with flowers, gold leaf and a wedding topper to give the cake an extra special elegant look.
Alternatively, I can finish the honey cake with an outer layer of my deliciously smooth and creamy Swiss meringue buttercream if you would like it to look more like a traditional wedding cake. This can then be decorated as per any of my sponge-based wedding cakes with abstract colouring, flowers, moulded chocolate etc.
"Ordered Russian Honey Cake for my birthday. The cake was absolutely gorgeous, tasty and reminded me of my grandma's recipe of honey cake which was an unforgettable childhood memory." Agata Chzhou, Google Review
"I ordered a Russian Honey Cake which was impeccably made. It was for my partner's birthday and the packaging was carefully done, the cake itself looked stunning while being absolutely delicious." Solveig Seuss, Google review
Delivery in and around London. Round cake with decorative splattering and moulded chocolate:
5" Cake Serving ~ 8-12 portions £65
6" Cake Serving ~ 12-18 portions £75
7" Cake Serving ~ 16-26 portions £89
8" Cake Serving ~ 21-34 portions £110