Honey cake

Preparation. Honey cake


  • Sugar – 475 g
  • Water – 75 ml
  • Citric acid – 1 g
  • Baking soda – 1.5 tsp
  • Flour – 350 g
  • Butter – 100 g
  • Lemon – 1 pc
  • Eggs 3 pc
  • Sour cream – 900 ml
  • Honey – 100g


Syrup. Pour into a saucepan and add a glass of water 175 g of sugar and cook over high heat to 118 degrees. In no case do not mix the syrup with a spoon because it will crystallize and molasses is bitter. Remove the syrup from the heat and add the baking soda and citric acid, mix quickly. The syrup should be the color of honey and spoon drain on the thick, thin jets.

Dough. On a steam bath to melt 100 g butter, 200 g of sugar, 3 eggs. Stir all ingredients with a fork. Add 3st.l. molasses. A teaspoon of baking soda to extinguish a tablespoon of lemon juice and pour in the melted ingredients. Remove the bowl from the steam bath and pour 350 grams of flour, knead the bottom up, so that the flour is not brewed. The dough should have a soft and stringy. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Sprinkle the table with flour, put the dough and divide it into 8 pieces. To the dough when rolling out is not torn, lay on the table linen towel, the top cover with a sheet of parchment and pritrusite flour. Roll out one piece of dough from the middle to the edges, a diameter of 24 cm and a thickness of 3-4 mm. Transfer the parchment with the dough on a baking sheet, pierce the cake with a fork in all places, otherwise it bulges to the excess of moisture. Place the baked for 2 minutes. Do the same thing, and with the remaining pieces of dough. Ready cake, remove from the oven and immediately separate from the parchment, cover with a form of the desired diameter, and cut off the edge of a knife. Do this until the cake is hot, otherwise it will crumble during cooling. Crunchy not throw scraps and crumbs for use as a decoration. Grind them to a blender. Give shortcakes cool at room temperature.

Sour cream. Mix the sour cream and sugar, beat with a mixer until the cream thickens. Add the lemon juice to the cream splendor, continue beating for 2 minutes. When the cream is sufficiently thick, add honey and mix gently with a spoon sour cream to the cream of the tower is not any air bubbles.

Assembling the cake. Spread a little cream on the bottom of the dish to the bottom layer of the cake is well soaked. Put the cake and brush with cream. The edges of the cake as grease cream with a spatula. Sprinkle cake crumbs.

To the cake was not dry and soaked well, leave it for one hour at room temperature, and then store it in the refrigerator for 2 h.