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Ukrainian Honey Cake

This is a quick and easy cake made with just 2 tablespoons of oil, egg free, and big on flavour. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine ukraine
Servings 1 cake


  • 1 1/2 cups atta (whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsps yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coffee strong (1 tbsp instant powder dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water)
  • 2 Tbsps vegetable oil


  • 1/2 cup sugar powdered
  • 2 Tbsps lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsps honey


  • Preheat oven to 175 C / 350F.
  • To prepare Ukrainian honey cake, seive the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spice powders, and salt together into a large bowl.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together yogurt, sugar, honey, coffee and oil. Add the dry ingredients and whisk till combined.
  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the ingredients for icing well until you get a smooth pourable liquid and drizzle over cake before slicing.


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!