For this month’s International Cooking Challenge, Saras @ Saras Yummy Bites is taking us to the world’s largest country in the world, Russia. Russia’s cuisine is very diverse just like the country and she gave us 3 traditional recipes to choose from. I picked this irresistible Russian Honey Cake from the list.
I made it as a part of my Russian meal I did earlier this month. This honey cake is very different from any cake I’ve ever made. The cake part is not a cake after all, it is basically rolled out dough that is baked in the oven to make somewhat like thin pancakes. These thin cakes are then layered with creamy custard filling and then chilled to make a delicious cake.
I halved the original recipe to make a smaller cake and then I made an eggless custard as the filling. But my filling got a little runny instead of thick and creamy, I think I might have to cook it a little longer the next time. My cake layers were also not even and the final cake looks a little sloppy.
Even with all the problems I had with the aesthetics and the texture of the filling, I really liked how the whole cake turned out with the thin cakes soaking up the custard, but still chewy (not mushy at all, as I was expecting) and cut perfectly into a slice. It takes a little bit of effort, actually a lot more when compared to the traditional cake, but it is well worth the time spent.