Traditional honey cake "Medutis" is probably one of the most famous cakes in Lithuania. Therefore there are many recipes and preparation methods for this awesome cake. Some tend to bake thick, fluffy sponges, some very thin cookie disks. Some prepare the cream with whipping cream, others with sour cream. Sometimes this cake has 4-5 layers of cream, sometimes a whole 10. As many bakers, as many preparation methods there are. But I am of the opinion that the simpler the ingredients and the simpler the preparation, the more delicious any desserts will be. My own honey cake recipe comes from an old grandmother's recipe cookbook. From the old days when people actually were writing recipes by hand. As a result, I’m not really sure where she got this recipe from, but to me, it is one of the most real versions of Lithuanian honey cake.
Preparing the honey cake according to my recipe you won’t have to roll out the cookie disks (this is a true timesaver!), no gelatin and no special ingredients are required. Now a few simple but important tips on making the honey cake. Choose a whole milk sour cream, then the cream will have a richer flavor and will stiffen well. Also, don’t add too much of confectioner’s sugar in the cream, because cookie disks are sweet enough, so more acidic cream is better (trust me, I made it so many many times). But anyway, adjust the taste of the cream to your liking, some people like more sour, others sweeter. This is why, when I prepare the cream I always taste it and make sure I really like it.
Well, and the really easy and fun part is to bake honey cake cookie disks, because they don’t have to be rolled out. Spread the dough on a sheet of parchment paper and place in the oven. To make the cookie disks the same size, I really recommend to draw a circle of the plate or springform pan base. By the way, according to the recipe proportions you will make a 4 pound cake, so really big one. This time, I made mine using half of the ingredients, which resulted in about 10 thin cookie disks. If you decide to bake a small honey cake, use also half of the ingredients (you will not split 3 eggs in half, so use 2 small eggs or one very large one). Enjoy!!!