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This iconic Russian honey cake aka tort Medovik is something everyone needs to try at least once. Layers upon layers of honey goodness filled with the most delicious cream. Its quite unforgettable.
The Russian name for this incredible cake is Medovik or Tort Medovik. And the first time I made it I was 13 or 14 when this cake was the it cake in Russia and all across the former Soviet Union.
Honey in Russian is med,so you can expect honey to be one of the dominant ingredients in this cake. Although only 4 tablespoons is used, they add a very rich, caramel like flavour to the cake. This is due to a high quality, flavourful honey thats been traditionally used in Russia.
My grandfather came for a beekeeping family and as a child I always remember seeing a large 3 litre jar of raw honey being stored in a kitchen cupboard. So using great tasting honey is the key to the unforgettable taste of this honey cake.
They are softened with a cream filling that is one part whipping cream and one part sour cream mixed with sugar and vanilla. Sometimes a filling made with butter and sweetened condensed milk is used. I however, find it too sweet.
Baking the thin layers is the lengthiest process according to this method but trust me it produces the most stellar results. This cake is so impressive that after it got discovered and reproduced by one San Francisco bakery it developed a cult following!
It turned out to be such a fun process, needless to say I was very pleased with the result but feel free to skip it. Traditionally Medovik cake is covered with the cake crumbs that are made from the offcuts from the layers.
It needs to be noted that the cake is best served 24 hours after its made to allow the crispy layers to soften to a cake texture. A full day in a fridge is perfect for soaking the wonderful flavours from the filling and the frosting.
Take it off the heat and put the bottom of the pan in ice cold water to stop it from cooking immediately. Do not keep it there for too long or the caramel will harden before you have a chance to work with it.
Combine the sugar, salt, and half of the water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes without further stirring, until the syrup reaches 240F, then pour the hot syrup into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk.
Meaning birds milk in English, this is a simple dessert for all ages and occasions. Essentially, its a soft milk-based souffl, coated in chocolate, and cut into rectangular shapes to be eaten as bite-sized pieces.
The name of this cake has nothing in common with its ingredients. The thick souffl covered with dark chocolate is one of Russias most beloved treats! This was the first cake to be patented in the Soviet Union in 1982. The recipe was developed by a team of confectioners under the leadership of Vladimir Guralnik - chief dessert maker at Moscows legendary Prague restaurant.
DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru proudly presents its rendition of a Russian classic the multi-layered Medovik honey cake with generous coatings of Lotus Biscoff crumble, topped with fresh strawberries for a pop of colour amidst the warm amber tones.
Korolevsky translates directly to king, and youll understand why as soon as you sink your teeth into this regal cake. While in the United States Kings Cake references Mardi Gras, in Russia the Kings Cake, and the cake for royalty and aristocrats is the Korolevsky cake. The recipe we use today is a bit different from some traditional ones that feature caramel, I hope you too will feel like royalty when enjoying this beautiful torte.