Silky honey cake

Serves 10 (One serving has 360 kcal, 7 g protein, 39 g carbohydrates, 22 g fat (1 g omega-6), Vitamins B12, B2, B5, B6, A, D, folate and minerals - calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, zinc)

For cake layers:

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla extract

100 g/ 3 ½ oz/ 1/3 cup butter (melted)

400 g/ 14 oz/ 1 can condensed milk

150 g/ 5 ½ oz/ 1 1/4 cups plain (all-purpose) flour, sieved (strained)

2 tsp baking powder

For filling:

600 ml/ 1 pint/ 2 cups sour cream

74 g/ 2 ¾ oz/ 1/3 cup caster (superfine) sugar

  • In a bowl whisk the eggs and the egg yolk with vanilla extract until pale and fluffy. Add the melted butter and condensed milk, stir well. Stir in the flour and baking powder, mix well.
  • Place sheets of parchment paper on baking sheets and trace circle around a cake pan.
  • Spoon 3 tbsp of batter into each circle and spread out thin until circle is filled- like a giant pancake- past the lines you traced.
  • Bake in a preheated oven, 180 C/350 F/Gas Mark 4, for about 7 minutes one layer, until lightly golden.
  • Slide layers off sheet by pulling parchment paper onto a cool counter and allow layers to cool.
  • Repeat this until you have 5-7 layers.
  • Using a cake pan, cut each layer into a circle and pull away excess cake from edges (save this in a separate bowl). Gently peel away parchment paper from bottom of each layer as you assemble the cake.
  • Put excess cake edges into a food processor and chop into fine crumbs.
To make the filling: 
  • In another bowl whisk the soured cream and sugar until they stand in soft peaks. 

Assembling the cake:

  • Place one layer of cake on a serving plate.
  • Top 3 tbsp with cream filling and spread to edges.
  • Place another layer of cake on top, and top with 3 tbsp cream. 
  • Repeat this until all cake layers and cream are used.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours.


  1. Anonymous9/27/2013

    Made this for Susan for my in-laws. Delicious, moist and so easy to make - it's a winner. Followed recipe exactly as written.

  2. Anonymous9/27/2013

    Great recipe for the weekend.

  3. Anonymous9/27/2013

    I was quite apprehensive about making 'another honey cake'. But, I tried this one just the same. Well, thanks to this recipe, I have become a reborn fan of honey cakes. This honey cake will make you proud.

  4. Anonymous9/27/2013

    This cake was absolutely delicious. I made very slight modifications based on what I had on-hand.

  5. Anonymous9/27/2013

    I don't love honey cake, but this cake was delicious.

  6. Anonymous9/27/2013

    This honey cakes is the best one and it is moist.

  7. Anonymous9/27/2013

    This was truly moist and lighter than most other honey cakes.

  8. Anonymous9/27/2013

    Great success! I followed the recipe, but put in a little less sugar.

  9. Anonymous9/27/2013

    This cake is rather tasty, but s not a traditional honey cake.

  10. Anonymous9/27/2013

    I loved this recipe for it's simplicity of preparation.

  11. Anonymous9/27/2013

    I have never been complimented so much before in my life!

  12. Anonymous9/27/2013

    What is zinc exact amount in one serving?