RUSSIAN HONEY CAKE
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.
I researched numerous recipes, and it made the cake, known as medovik in Russia, sound even more delicious. 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.
Honey is the key to the rich and creamy floral flavour of the cake, but instead of using it straight from the jar, I cook it to caramelise it and add some sea salt to really enhance the flavour. Dulce de leche is also incorporated in to the filling which adds further creaminess and tanginess.
The filling is sandwiched in between layers of spiced gingerbread biscuit. 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.
A special Christmas version comes decorated with hand decorated gingercread cookies
Delivery in and around London.
6" Cake Serving ~ 8-10 portions £45 (Christmas £53)
7" Cake Serving ~ 12-14 portions £64 (Christmas £72)
8" Cake Serving ~ 15-17 portions £78 (Christmas £87)
9" Cake Serving ~ 20-22 portions £95 (Christmas £108)