Lavender Medovik – Russian Honey Cake

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This luscious, soft, and delicious Lavender Medovik – Russian Honey Cake is an excellent choice for all honey…and lavender lovers!

Lavender Medovik – Russian Honey Cake

Hello, my friends. I hope your week has been treating you well. I am going to keep it short the second post in a row. It’s been cold and rainy outside for two days (Today we had only 6 degrees C above zero, but trust me – it felt like below zero!) And I tend to be sleepy and lazy when it rains. I tend to be sleepy and lazy on a sweltering day too, but that’s not the case today.

Besides, how needs a lot of words when a delicious cake is involved? This Lavender Medovik – Russian Honey Cake won’t disappoint you.  One month ago I posted a classic version of a Medovik. I also announced that I made another twist for my birthday, along with this fabulous cheesecake. I also asked you to guess what kind of twist was that. I’ve got the winner! My congratulations go to Kelsie. Kelsie, your price is that you would send a box full of delicious sweets of your choice to me. I know, that’s a little unusual to reward the winner this way, but breaking tradition is a cool thing. Also, my contest – my rules.

The runner-up is David. David knows that I am a huge fan of a lavender-Irish cream combo, so he played this card. Although he didn’t get the precise answer, David will be rewarded by a box full of aromatic lavender (27,5 pounds). David, you can start thinking how you would you use it! And this combo? I must try it in this cake!

Jokes apart, that’s a seriously delicious cake. It’s almost identical to the classic recipe, and the lavender flavor is very subtle which is a huge plus for many people. Although I love lavender, I know a strong lavender flavor can easily ruin the entire dish, so the less – the better.

Also, this time I made a smaller cake which is perfect for a small family. Well, for some normal people this cake is good for a company of 4-6 people, but we are not normal when it comes to desserts!

In Russian tradition, a Medovik is mostly associated with winter. I agree – it’s so hearthy and rich. But I think this lavender version is good for summer time too. Perhaps, you should give it a try and let me know.

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P.S. Kelsie, I look forward to recieving my your prize! :)

7 thoughts on “Lavender Medovik – Russian Honey Cake

  1. Laura says:

    Ben, this cake is gorgeous! I’m so tempted to make it! Those layers, they are beautiful. And, no doubt, I’d be all in for the bonus dessert. I just see that as quality control. Has to be done. But congrats on this creation – stunning!

  2. Marie says:

    Ben, this looks seriously delicious and beautiful at once. I think lavender in small amounts is such a beautiful flavour and I can imagine it would be just perfect with honey.

  3. Dawn - Girl Heart Food says:

    Hahaha! So funny! Cold here too by the way…and rain this weekend…ugh. Anywho – those layers are PERFECT! You must have measured it with a ruler, lol. Would love to have a slice of this beauty right now. Happy Friday to ya :)

  4. Marissa says:

    “My contest, my rules!” LOL – Congrats to Kelsie and David! And, hey David, you can send a little of that lavender my way! ;)

    Gorgeous version of this Russian Honey Cake, Ben. Just wow! With the addition of lavender, truly a special occasion cake (even if the special occasion is a Thursday night!!)
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  5. David @ Spiced says:

    27.5 pounds of lavender!? How in the heck am I going to use all of that? I mean I could work through every lavender recipe on your site, and I’d still have leftovers! Is it ok if I share some of my winnings with Kelsie? :-) All jokes aside, this cake looks amazing! And I love how it really relies on the honey for flavor in the cream/frosting. Send me a slice perhaps??
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  6. says:

    Ben, it sounds like it’s freezing cold there. I can’t believe how lucky I am here in Glasgow basking in temperatures of 20 degrees most days at the moment. Still, you have this cake and I do not. You are the one who has the advantage. All those layers Ben, wow! Your cake making skills are exceptional. I need this. It looks and sounds absolutely delicious! :-)

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