Dulce de Leche Honey Cake

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This Dulce de Leche Honey Cake is another twist on classic Russian honey layer cake “Medovik”. The warm honey notes and buttery dulce de leche frosting is an irresistibly delicious concoction.

Hello, everyone. Happy beginning of June. Wait, June? Where can I file a complaint? I realized one thing. With all this quarantine and work-from-home-situations, I had more time to cook and photograph (Which is great). However, I had accumulated too many new recipes that I cannot handle. In fact, I can – but with the upcoming summer days, I am so pumped to start sharing recipes with seasonal produce. Hello, rhubarb, strawberries, and cherries! So, I decided to keep those unpublished recipes (Yup, I am talking to you, dulce de leche recipes!) for another time and begin my summer season on the blog.

But before I do that, I felt I needed to share this amazing Dulce de Leche Honey Cake. Over the last few years, I have been sharing some traditional Russian desserts around my birthday, like this Medovik – Russian Honey Layer Cake and this Earl’ Castle Ruins Cake. I wasn’t able to continue this tradition this year, but don’t you worry – I made and had my birthday cake. (Cause you cannot trust anyone but yourself to make your own cake, right?)

So far, I have developed some variations on this Medoviok cake:

Lavender Medovik

Mini Spiced Pumpkin Honey Cakes

Mini Gingerbread Honey Layer Cakes

Certainly, I wanted another Medovik – which is one of my favourite cakes – for my birthday, but I wanted a new twist. Honey cake…Ben…Ben’s birthday…Dulce de leche. Yahoo! Two of my favourite things in one recipe? That’s simple! Why didn’t I come up with this idea a long time ago? I must admit though – that’s not a unique idea, it just never crossed my mind.

Some of you probably would worry that this Dulce de Leche Honey Cake is way too sweet. Surprisingly, not at all! Dulce de leche is less sweet than any caramel, and there is no extra sugar in the frosting like some recipes could call. Thanks to butter, this is not the lightest frosting, but it’s so damn good (And honestly, who cares about extra calories when it comes to a cake? Too late to worry anyway!) I also incorporated some toasted walnuts which often go together with dulce de leche; that’s an awesome combo!

We did like this cake. There’s nothing not to like about it. And you know who also liked it? Daisy! In fact, she was the first member of our family to sample it (She probably even didn’t realize the occasion!), and she 100% approved it.

So would you, I hope.

Cheers and see you soon!

8 thoughts on “Dulce de Leche Honey Cake

  1. Leanne says:

    Dulce de Leche is a special treat in our house. I’ve never made my own, but sometimes pick up a can to drizzle over ice cream and other treats. Now I need to try this honey cake. Looks spectacular. Can’t wait for all your seasonal produce recipes Ben!

  2. Katherine | Love In My Oven says:

    Aah your kitty! So sweet. I really want a kitty now! I just need to convince my husband that it will not wreck the couch. Also, I would like to complain about it being June already, along with you! HOW!? Anyway. You already know I’m a big fan of this because (duh) dulce-de-leche!

  3. Marie says:

    If you didn’t win my heart with the honey and dulce de leche (which you totally did) then you sure did with Daisy. I definitely need to make this one. And happy birthday too.

  4. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    I’ve never heard of Medovik, and clearly I have been missing out because I love cake… and honey! But, it sounds like you really kicked things up a million delicious notches with this layer cake, Ben!!! Sweet honey notes and buttery dulce de leche in a cake?! I mean, sign me up IMMEDIATELY! I’m totally drooling over here! My birthday is in less than a month, so feel free to make this for me and ship it on over. ;)
    P.s. Your kitty is SOOOO CUTE!
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  5. David @ Spiced says:

    Hilarious photos of Daisy smelling and then taking a nibble of your slice! So I love the flavor combination here, Ben. I actually made a fairly similar recipe recently, and it was a huge hit. It wasn’t too sweet at all – even though it might look sweet at first glance. Now you’ve got me craving another one of those cakes. I mean I do need to celebrate your birthday still, right? That’s my excuse!
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