This honey layer cake is a truly delightful, flavorful and moist cake.
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Step 1: Make the Honey Sponge
Sift together 400 grams (14 oz) of flour and 10 grams of baking powder into a bowl.
Separate 3 eggs. Melt 500 grams (18 oz) of honey in a bowl set over simmering water. Remove from the heat, and add 125 grams (4.5 oz) of butter and stir until melted and combined.
Add 3 yolks and a teaspoon of lemon zest into the honey-butter mixture, and mix.
In a separate bowl, whip 3 egg whites until frothy, add 10 grams of vanilla sugar and whip until stiff.
Step 2: Bake
Gradually add the honey-butter mixture into the sifted flour, mixing on low speed. You could mix the dough by hand or using a stand mixer.
Fold the whipped egg whites into the batter in two batches.
Line a 60x40 cm (24 x 16 inch) sheet pan with parchment paper and brush with melted butter. Spread the batter evenly onto the pan. If you do not have a large sheet pan, you could bake the cake in two 30x40 cm pans.
Bake at 180 ° C (350 °F) for 8-10 minutes. Cool in the pan for a few minutes, invert, remove the parchment paper and cool for a few hours.
Step 3: Assemble & Decorate
You could fill the cake with cream cheese icing, buttercream or with sour cream filling. You will find a large variety of creams, mousses and cake fillings on our website www.videoculinary.com
To make the sour cream filling, whip together 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of sour cream (at least 30 % fat), 400 grams (14 oz) of sugar and 10 grams of vanilla sugar, until stiff.
To assemble the cake, divide the honey sponge into 5 equal parts.
Spread a layer of the sour cream filling evenly over each layer of cake, and spread the remaining cream over the sides of the cake. Cover the sides with toasted chopped walnuts, and refrigerate the cake for a few hours.
To decorate the cake, we piped a bee and a jar of honey using melted chocolate and honey. Visit our website www.videoculinary.com to learn how to make a parchment paper cone for piping and decorating.
Transfer the cake to a serving plate, and serve this delicious honey layer cake with tea or coffee.