Ukrainian Honey Cake | Spring Dessert

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hello March!

So this week is Spring Break and so I will try to write more posts for the future. But before that, I have this great recipe to tell you all about.
I can not believe its March! By jolly February went fast. Did you watch the Olympics? Anything exciting happened in February? Anyway, March means we're getting closer to S P R I N G.
I found, tried and loved this recipe that I found, and changed it to my specifications (I took out somethings, like the walnuts) The Ukrainian honey cake is a spring recipe perfect for Easter.
Fairly easy and the ingredients are all we have in our kitchen. It can be decorated if wished. 

If health conscious:  the brown sugar can be taken out, it will still be sweet with just the honey.
Cake history, during hard periods, bakers experimented baking with honey as a sugar substitute since sugar was hard to come by (due to war, rationing).

Ukrainian Honey Cake


  • 1 cup liquid honey (preferably buckwheat honey)
  • 1/2 cup soft butter/margarine
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/8 tsp cloves (or condiment of choice)
  • 1 cup commercial sour cream


  1. Grease a deep round spring form pan or tube pan. Preheat oven to 325℉.
  2. In a pot heat, the honey to a boil (or just really hot!) then set aside and let it cool to room temperature.
    • I've read that some bakers will whisk the honey until frothy but since the egg whites, margarine and sugar will become frothy it is not necessary. Unless you feel desired to do so.
  3. Beat butter and half the sugar until light fluffy, beat in eggs yolks one by one. Add honey.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients alternating with the sour cream. 
  5. Beat in the egg whites until fluffy and beat in remaining sugar. Beat until stiff and moist. Fold in the honey batter. 
  6. Bake at 325℉ for 50 minutes, then lower heat to 300℉ and bake until centre is set, about 25  minutes.
  7.  And you are done, enjoy!
*Note* If desired a 1/2-1 cup of nuts/walnuts can be added or raisins/craisins.
I truly wish you enjoyed this recipe. If you did please comment down below your thoughts and changes made. 

Did you enjoy it? More recipes like this?

Happy Spring break!

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