• 2 eggs
  • 7 tbsp butter 
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups flour (but I use less in reality, maybe only 2 cups)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, brown sugar, and salt. Add melted butter and honey.

2. Place the mixture on the stove over low heat and continuously stir until it begins to boil. Once boiling, immediately remove it from the heat and stir in the baking soda. It will react with the honey, causing the batter to rise.

3. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then gradually add flour. Knead the dough by hand until it reaches cookie-dough consistency.

4. Divide the dough into several portions, depending on the diameter of your cake. Refrigerate the portions for an hour (you may skip it, but it improves the cake texture).

5. Preheat the oven to 335°F (170°C). Flatten each dough portion, cut out circles, and bake them for 5-7 minutes, or until they turn golden. Bake the remaining dough as well to use for decor.

6. Prepare the whipping cream (no special recipe). Assemble the cake by layering one baked dough circle with a layer of cream. Repeat this process until all the dough circles are used. Crush the baked leftover dough (or one of the layers) to create crumbs and use them to decorate the cake.

7. Place the cake in the refrigerator for several hours to allow the layers to soften. Once chilled, the cake is ready to be enjoyed!

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