The famous “Медовик” cake, aka the honey cake is so popular all over the world. This sweet creation is made with very thin honey cake layers and filled with a creamy custard cream! Every Baltic person knows what a special treat this cake is! This delicious cake is enjoyed with tea after dinner in homes across Latvia and Russia! Since this cake is labor-intensive to make, it’s typically reserved for special occasions such as birthdays, or for the holidays around Christmas and New Years. The simple flavor of the custard go perfectly with the honey layers. The important part of this recipe is letting the cake sit in the fridge. Once you assemble the cake, let it set in the fridge for at least 24 hours. This will allow the layers to become soft and delicate. The cake isn’t very sweet, but it balances out really well.
115 gr or 1 stick of butter
150 gr or ¾ cup of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons of baking soda
100 gr or ¼ cup honey
450 gr or 3½ - 4 cups flour ( add slowly)
For the Custard Cream
300 gr unsalted butter
125 gr granulated sugar
500 ml of milk
1 tsp of cornflour
5 tbsp of plain all purpose flour
Step 1 : First make custard. In a pan add plain flour, cornflour and sugar. Mix everything together. Then add eggs and mix again, until the mixture is combined. Then place the custard onto the stove, add half of the milk, and mix well. Make sure there are no lumps and keep cooking on medium heat. Then add the rest of the milk and mix through. You want to keep mixing and cooking for the next few minutes, as soon as mixture starts to thicken and have no lumps - then turn off the heat, and add butter. Mix it few more times, then add clingfilm and put in a fridge to cool down.
Step 2 : Make sure you use a nonstick pan, as this is a quick process. Place the butter and sugar in your pot. Cook it just until the butter melts but is still barely warm. Make sure its not hot. I turn the heat off half way through and just mix my butter in.
Step 3: Add the eggs, baking soda and honey and mix to combine.
Step 4: Cook the mixture on medium low heat for about 6-7 minutes, The mixture should almost double in size and will turn a deep caramel color. Take it off the heat.
Step 5: Add the flour and mix quickly with a wooden spoon. I always add less flour than I need and add more when I'm rolling out the cake layers. If you add too much flour, it will be really hard to roll out.
Step 6: On a lightly floured surface, roll out the cake layers. You have to work quickly, if the mixture goes cold it will be very hard to roll it out. If it's sticking to your hands and the counter, add more flour. Roll it out thinly into somewhat of a circle. Use a plate to cut a perfect circle.
Step 7 : You can save all the scraps just the way you cut them and place them on a baking sheet and then bake. Later, you can crush them into crumbs and sprinkle the sides and top of the cake.
Step 8: In your preheated oven at 400 F or 200 C, place the first circle layer of the cake and bake for 2-3 min until golden brown. Repeat the process with all the dough. You should have approximately 8-10 cake layers.
Step 9: Once all the layers are baked, leave them aside to cool.
Step 10 : Place 2-3 tbsp of the custard cream mixture on each layer, spread it evenly and make sure its covered completely. Repeat the process with all the layers until the cake is finished. You will need to cover the cake around the sides too! I like to use a lot of custard, to make sure the cake is moist and yummy.
Step 11: Spread some cake crumbs all over the cake and on top. As this is a classical version it should be served like that. Place in a fridge over night or min 6-8 hours. It is best after 24 hours, as all the layers soaked in.Enjoy!
Для медового торта нам понадобится:
Для торта :
115 гр сливочного масла,
150 гр сахара,
2 чайные ложки пищевой соды,
100 гр меда,
450 гр муки
Сливочное масло - 300 г
Сахар - 125 г
Яйца - 2 шт.
Молоко - 500 мл
Крахмал - 1 ст. л.
Мука пшеничная - 5 ст. л.
Медовик – невероятно вкусный торт.Превосходнейший торт с вкуснейшим кремом для особо важных случаев! Сейчас я расскажу вам о кулинарном рецепте такой еды как медовый торт с заварным кремом. Я очень люблю выпечку с медом! Этот рецепт - один из моих самых любимых! Он проверен мною многократно, поэтому я не сомневаюсь, что у вас тоже все получится с первого же раза ;)