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A slice of Jam Layered Honey Cake on a plate with a spoon next to the slice

Jam Layered Honey Cake

Course Cake
Cuisine Russian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 871kcal


Honey Sponge Cake

Cake Cream

  • 16 oz Jam (apply to layers)
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese; softened
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 cup Whipping Cream: very cold


Honey Sponge Cake

  • Beat eggs with sugar, until it’s three times in volume.
    Sugar and eggs in a KitchenAid mixer
  • Add honey into the mixture and beat again to combine well together.
    Honey being poured into the KitchenAid mixer
  • Into a small dish, combine lemon juice together with baking soda. Add Baking soda mixture into the egg mixture, fold in to combine.
    Mixture in KitchenAid mixer and lemon juice and baking soda besides the mixer
  • Using a spatula, fold in flour by thirds; be very gentle with the dough, so you don't over mix it and lose the fluffiness.
    Flour being added to batter
  • Split cake dough into two parts, bake each part in a 9 inch pan at 350F for 30 minutes. Check it using a wooden toothpick; once the dough doesn't stick to the toothpick, the cake is ready.
    batter poured into baking pan
  • Slice each sponge cake into two layers and apply some jam on one side of each layer.
    cake layers on the table and a bowl with jam

Jam Layered Honey Cake Cream

  • To prepare the cream, beat softened cream cheese with powdered sugar. 
    cream cheese and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Beat until the mixture is smooth and has no lumps. Add whipping cream into the cream mixture, beat until the cream is firm.
    Whisked cream cheese and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl

Assembly of Jam Layered Honey Cake

  • Apply cream to the cake between each layer.
    Cream being applied to a layer of cake that has jam on it
  • Apply the remaining cream on the outside of the cake. 
    Cake being layered as following; sponge, jam and cream and repeated
  • Decorate the cake as you wish. I cut a thin slice from one layer of the cake and turned it into crumbs, which later used to decorate the sides of the cake. 
    Jam Layered Honey Cake on a serving tray
  • It's best to serve the cake after it sits overnight soaking with the cream.
    A slice of Jam Layered Honey Cake on a plate with a spoon


Calories: 871kcal | Carbohydrates: 130g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 94g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2.4mg