No matter the variations in recipes, the honey cake is a staple of Lithuanian cuisine. With delicious honey flavored layers, filled with luscious sweet and sour cream, this traditional cake is served on all special celebrations and will brighten your holiday season.
“No Lithuanian celebration is complete without the Honey Cake. This recipe is a part of every Lithuanian holiday table and I enjoy baking it for my loved ones as well. We hope you could also enjoy it this holiday season!“
– AUDRA PLEPYTĖ, AMBASSADOR OF LITHUANIA
🇱🇹 Lithuania: Honey Cake
- 1 Cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp honey
- ½ Cup butter
- 4 Cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ Tbsp unflavored gelatin
- 4 Cups sour cream
- ¼ Cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- In a small pot add sugar, honey, and butter.
- Heat gently until melted and incorporated, cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs by hand.
- Slowly add sugar, honey, butter mixture to eggs, stirring constantly. Be careful not to scramble.
- Add flour, baking powder and baking soda to the bowl and knead the dough until it is not sticky anymore.
- Divide the dough in 5 even pieces and roll each piece into a circle or rectangle.
- Cook each piece of dough on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet in 400°F for 3-4 minutes each, until brown.
- Using a round plate, cut circles out of each sheet to a desired circumference. Alternatively, you can cut it into rectangles.
- Bloom the gelatin by sprinkling it into a bit of water and letting it sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Heat it gently in the microwave until melted.
- Mix sour cream, powdered sugar and lemon juice together. Add cooled gelatin.
- Chill the cream in the fridge until it’s set and ready to layer.
- Assemble by layering cream with cake layers. Finish by smearing cream on the outside of the cake as well.
- If desired, crumble the left over cut off cake into crumbs and cover the cake with them.