Honey dough

  • 70 grams (2.5 ounces) honey
  • 300 grams (10.5 ounces) flour
  • 50 grams (1.75 ounces) sugar
  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces) butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

The cream

  • 700 grams (24.7 ounces) heavy sour cream
  • 200 milliliters (0.85 cups) whipping cream
  • 70 grams (2.5 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 10 grams (0.35 ounces) gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Mixing Bowls

    Ensure you have multiple sizes to handle different ingredients separately.

  • Whisk

    Helps in achieving a smooth blend for your wet ingredients.💪

  • Baking Trays/Molds

    You'll need these to shape and bake your cake layers evenly.

  • Sieve

    For sifting flour to get rid of lumps and make your dough smooth.

  • Spatula

    Useful in spreading the dough and cream evenly.

  • Oven

    Preheat your oven to 392°F (200°C) for baking the cake layers just right.


Step 1

1. Combine the eggs with sugar and honey. Next, add softened butter and whisk the mixture. Make sure the butter is at room temperature so it blends well.

Step 2

2. Extinguish the baking soda with vinegar, add a pinch of salt, and combine with the egg mixture. Put the mixture in a water bath. Stir constantly, bring to a boil, and then remove from heat. Be careful not to overheat as it may affect the texture of the dough.

Step 3

3. Sift the flour and knead the dough. Roll out the dough into a "sausage" shape and divide into 6-7 parts. Shape each part into a mold, and spread it out with your fingers.

Step 4

4. Bake the cake layers in an oven preheated to 392°F (200°C) for 3-5 minutes. Keep an eye on the layers to prevent over-baking.

Step 5

5. Whip the heavy sour cream, whipping cream, and powdered sugar together. Add the swollen gelatin and vanilla extract to this mixture.

Step 6

6. Assemble the cake by layering in the following order: a honey cake layer, the cream, and apricot jam. Repeat until all layers are used, finishing with a layer of cream on top.


Have you ever wondered how to make this delightful Honey Cream Cake even more appealing? Here are a few serving suggestions 🚀: *Fresh Berries*: Add a vibrant touch by decorating the top with an assortment of mixed berries🍓. It not only looks gorgeous but also complements the flavors perfectly. *Whipped Cream*: For an extra luxurious experience, serve each slice with a dollop of freshly whipped cream. A little mint leaf on top would be the cherry on the cake! 🌿 *Coffee or Tea*: Pair your cake with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The mild bitterness of coffee contrasts beautifully with the sweet elements of the cake ☕. *Ice Cream*: Who doesn’t love a scoop of vanilla ice cream next to their slice of cake? It adds a cool, creamy texture that will make the entire experience heavenly 🍨. Get creative and make each serving a fun and indulgent moment.


We understand dietary restrictions can be a hurdle, so here are some variations to make sure everyone can enjoy this treat 🌿: Gluten-Free: Replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend of your choice. Make sure to sift it well to avoid any lumps. 🍞 Vegan: - **Egg Substitutes**: Use flax or chia seeds mixed with water to replace eggs. For each egg, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed or chia seeds with 2.5 tablespoons of water and let it sit for a few minutes. - **Butter Substitute**: Use vegan butter or coconut oil in place of traditional butter. 🥥 - **Cream Substitutes**: Swap out heavy sour cream and whipping cream with coconut cream. Unsweetened almond or soy-based whipping creams can also be great alternatives. 🥥🌱 By making these tweaks, you can still achieve a delicious cake without compromising on flavor or texture!


  • How do I know when my cake layers are done?

    Look for a light golden color and a firm touch. You can also insert a toothpick; if it comes out clean, the layers are done!

  • Can I prepare the dough ahead of time?

    Absolutely! You can prepare the dough and keep it wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before rolling it out.

  • What if I don’t have a sieve?

    No worries! You can use a fine mesh strainer or even a whisk to get the flour properly sifted.

  • Is it okay to use electric mixers instead of a whisk?

    Of course! An electric mixer can save time and ensure a more consistent and smooth mixture.

  • How can I make sure the gelatin mixes well with the cream?

    Make sure to allow the gelatin to fully swell in cold water, then gently warm it until fully dissolved before mixing it into the cream.

  • Can I add other flavors?

    Absolutely! Feel free to add a little bit of lemon zest or almond extract to the cream for a different flavor profile. Get creative!

Nutrition facts

Apricot jam honey cake
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:Approximately 400-450 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):400 - 450
Total Fat:30g
Saturated Fat:18g
Total Carbohydrate:30g
Total Sugars:20g