Honey Cake Ryzhik

One of my favorite and easy to make Russian Honey Cake.



• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 2 egg
• 100 g butter
• 4 tablespoons honey
• 2 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 teaspoon vanilla essence
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
Cream filling
• 200-250 g butter, room temperature
• 300 g sweetened condensed milk



  • Beat eggs with sugar until mixture has thickened and turns a pale yellow. 20130830_112125
  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter with honey. Stir constantly, mixture is foamy and significantly increasing in volume. Continue stirring until the mix is lightly caramel colored.20130830_11224620130830_11243120130830_11281920130830_112912
  • Remove from the heat and continue to stir for about a minute, and then add vanilla and the egg/sugar mixture.20130830_113022
  • Stir in flour and mix well. The dough should be firm, but not too wet.
    Put the dough for one hour in a warm place (usually, I leave the dough in the saucepan covered with a lid and put it in the sink with hot/warm water).
  • Preheat oven to 400 ° F.
    Prepare 2 sheets of parchment paper.
  • Divide dough into 6 equal pieces.
    Usually I put one piece of dough on a baking paper and roll out the dough into a thin an 8-in round 1/4-inch thick (When one piece is baking, roll out the other one).20130830_131455
  • Bake 3 to 3 1/2 minutes or until barely golden.
  • Carefully remove from the baking sheet and immediately cut the cake on a cliche (I use an 8-in plate). Cool completely on a wire rack. 20130830_133302
  • Repeat with remaining dough. 20130830_140117

Cream Filling:

  • Whip the butter until it becomes thicker and turned a pale yellow.
  • Gradually add sweetened condensed milk.

 Assemble the cake

  • Coat each layer and the sides of the cake with a generous amount of cream filling. 20130830_160220
  • Sprinkle with a mixture of crumbs and ground walnuts. 20130830_161845
  • Leave the cake at room temperature for 2-3 hours and then put into the fridge for 5-6 hours minimum. 20130830_20221920130831_183450

Bon Appétit!

One thought on “Honey Cake Ryzhik

  1. Dearest Alka! Alex just brought your absolutely fabulous cake to us @ work. It is *WONDERFUL*. Simply yummy. We love it. Thank you so much for thinking of us!…. : ))))))

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