Honey Cake - a Recipe for Ukrainian Honey Cake

The Ukrainian Honey cake is just your kind of bake if you like something low fat and high in flavour. It has been adapted from Blondie's Recipes to make an eggless version.

Honey Cake - a Recipe for Ukrainian Honey Cake

While the Ukrainian Honey Cake sounds all kinds of exotic, the ingredients can be easily sourced in our kitchens. Addition of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg make it the perfect slice to have with your morning cuppa tea and the addition of coffee gives it a depth of flavour. I substituted the two eggs in the original recipe with yogurt and the results were quite good. The icing with honey, sugar and lemon juice gives it that extra kick - making it perfect for your tea party.

Honey Cake - a Recipe for Ukrainian Honey Cake

Ukrainian Honey Cake

Adapted from Blondie's Cakes

The Ukrainian Honey cake is just your kind of bake if you like something low fat and high in flavour. It has been adapted from Blondie's Recipes to make an eggless version. While the Ukrainian Honey Cake sounds all kinds of exotic, the ingredients can be easily sourced in our kitchens. Addition of g...

Ukrainian Honey Cake

Summary

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  • Coursesnack
  • CuisineUkraine
  • Yield1 cake 1 cake
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time15 minutesPT0H15M
  • Total Time45 minutesPT0H45M
  • Passive Time30 minutes

Ingredients

Atta (whole wheat flour)
1 1/2 cups
Baking soda
1/2 tsp
Baking powder
1 tsp
Ginger
1/2 tsp
Cinnamon
1/2 tsp
Nutmeg
1/2 tsp
Salt
1/4 tsp
Yogurt
4 tbsps
Sugar
1/2 cup
Honey
1/3 cup
Strong coffee (1 tbsp instant coffee powder dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water)
1/2 cup
Vegetable oil
2 Tbsps
Icing:
Powdered sugar
1/2 cup
Lemon juice
2 Tbsps
Honey
2 Tbsps

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 175 C / 350F.
  2. Seive the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spice powders, and salt together into a large bowl.
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together yogurt, sugar, honey, coffee and oil. Add the dry ingredients and whisk till combined.
  4. Pour into a greased 8" round pan and bake in the preheated for around 30min, until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool a few minutes and unmould.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the ingredients for icing well until you get a smooth pourable liquid and drizzle over cake before slicing.
Honey Cake - a Recipe for Ukrainian Honey Cake

A cake with such regular kitchen ingredients and easy to put together in a jiffy, plus just 2 tbsp of oil is sure to be a hit with us. This recipe now resides in my iPhone notes so can make it just about anytime!

TIP: Use freshly grated nutmeg for absolutely bang-on flavour!

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