Simple Honey Cake with Cream and Dulce de Leche

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Moist, decadent, and rich, this honey cake is full of delicious honey flavor. It makes the perfect addition to any party table!

 

If you’re getting tired of the same old taste of traditional cake, I’ve got something especially for you. It’s a cake that is extraordinary. A cake that goes beyond the plain old vanilla flavor. 

It’s my simple honey cake. 

Don’t let the name fool you, though! It’s simple to make, yes, but it tastes extravagant. Especially for those special holiday parties. 

It all starts with the perfect cake base. 

My cake batter consists of eggs, sugar, flour, baking soda, and lemon juice. 

Of course, honey as well. You can use any kind of honey here. If you want the classic honey taste, go with Acacia or Clover honey. Looking for something a bit richer? Blackberry honey would work well. Or, use whatever you have at home!

Once you’ve got the batter down, it’s time to move on to the cream. 

This cream is luscious, smooth, and ridiculously addicting. Consider yourself warned. It really is one of my absolute favorite cream recipes. It includes:

 

A stick of butter – for that silky texture and a buttery flavor

A can of dulce de leche here’s my homemade version

Whipping cream – to bring everything together and give the cream its final consistency

 

Traditionally, a Russian honey cake is made with several layers. And I mean several. Which, can be quite time-consuming. I’ve cut the time down by making 4 thin layers instead – without sacrificing the taste, of course. Hence, the title I’ve given this delicious cake: a simple honey cake. 

I’m so excited for you to try this at home. The upcoming holiday season is the perfect excuse to indulge, too! Enjoy!

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 Tbsp honey (use your favorite)
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 8oz whipping cream
  • 1 can dulce de leche Recipe for Dulce de Lutche
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 tsp sugar

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How to make Simple Honey Cake: 

  • Leave 1 stick of unsalted butter (8 Tablespoons) out on the countertop so it becomes softened and will be ready to make the cream.
  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • If you haven’t already made a can of dulce de leche, do so now. It takes 2 hours to boil so better get on that as soon as possible. Here is the link to the instructions for it in case you don’t feel like scrolling up to click on the link there. Recipe for Dulce de Lutche
  • Beat whipping cream in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of sugar until it becomes stiff. Put in refrigerator. (You could also use cool whip for this, but it’s much healthier to whip up your own whipped cream)

To make the cake: 

  • Beat together 3 large eggs and 1 cup of sugar in a mixer. You could use a stand mixer or hand mixer, either one works.

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  • Add 2 Tablespoons of honey to the mixing bowl.  (Use your favorite kind of honey.)
  • In a separate little shallow plate mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. This will start to foam up fast. Add to the mixing bowl.

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  • At the lowest speed, mix in 1 1/2 cups of flour. Mix well together.

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  • Spray your cake pans with Pam or whatever you use for cake not to stick while baking (I used 8″ pans).
  • Spread a thin layer of batter and bake for 7 minutes. (with 8″ pans I made 4 layers total).

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Now the cream:

  • In a mixing bowl beat, the 1 stick (8 tablespoons) softened unsalted butter. 
  • Add 1 can of dulce de leche. Mix well together.

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  • Next, add the already whipped cream to the dulce de Leche mixture and beat well. 

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  • Take a small bowl or shallow plate add 1 teaspoon of sugar and a cup of water.

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  • Now spread the cream on one cake layer and top with another cake layer.
  • With a teaspoon, soak the cake layer with the sugar water. It will make your cake moist. Now spread cream.
  • Continue soaking each layer with sugar water and spreading cream until finished. 
  • Spread the cream all around the cake.
  • Chop pecans and sprinkle any way you wish.
  • Refrigerate cake until ready to serve. honey cake

May I suggest a few more cakes you might like? Take a look:

Equipment I Used

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Simple Honey Cake

Moist, sweet and soft! This cake is sure to become a new favorite cake recipe!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Servings 10
Calories 379 kcal

Equipment

  • bowl
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • cake pan
  • stand mixer
  • hand mixer
  • oven mitt
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 8 oz whipping cream
  • 1 can dulce de leche prepared ahead of time
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar for sugar water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Prepare dulce de leche.
  • Beat the whipping cream in a bowl with 1 Tablespoon of sugar until it gets stiff peaks. Transfer to the fridge until ready to use.

For the cake:

  • Beat together 3 large eggs and 1 cup of sugar in a hand or stand mixer.
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  • Add to the mixing bowl 2 Tbsp honey.
  • In a separate shallow bowl or plate, mix 1 teaspoon baking soda and 2 teaspoon lemon juice. Once it has started to foam up, add to the mixing bowl.
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  • On the lowest speed, mix in 1 ½ cups of flour and mix well together.
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  • Butter your cake pans and spread a thin layer of batter.
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  • Bake for 7 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
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For the cream:

  • In a mixing bowl beat 8 tablespoons softened unsalted butter. Add in dulce de leche and combine well together.
  • Add in the already whipped cream to the dulche de leche mixture and beat well.
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  • Take a small bowl or shallow plate. Mix 1 teaspoon of sugar and a cup of water.
  • Soak the first layer of cake with the sugar water. It will make your cake moist. Spread cream over the layer and top with another cake layer.
  • Continue soaking each layer with sugar water and spreading cream until finished.
  • Spread cream all around the cake.
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  • Chop pecans and sprinkle over the cake.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Notes

I used 8″ cake pans for this recipe and ended up making 4 layers.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Simple Honey Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 689IU14%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword butter, cake, honey, lemon juice, pecan, russian cake, russian dessert, sweet, whipping cream
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2 Comments

  1. Yum this looks amazingly good!

  2. Thank you Deana. It is good and so easy to make.

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