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Jam Layered Honey Cake

This spongy Honey Cake is filled with layers of cream and jam, each bite is heaven. It is airy, tart, and rich at the same time. The flavor of this honey cake is truly out of this world!
Course Cake
Cuisine Russian
Keyword Honey Cake, Honey Cake Recipe, Russian Honey Cake
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 871kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


Honey Sponge Cake

Cake Cream

  • 16 oz jam any tart jam
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cup whipping cream very cold


Honey Sponge Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Beat the eggs with the sugar until it triples in volume.
    eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Add the honey and beat again to combine.
  • In a small dish, combine the lemon juice with the baking soda. Add the baking soda mixture to the egg mixture and fold to combine.
    eggs whipped with sugar in a bowl
  • Use a spatula and fold in the flour in thirds. Be very gentle with the batter, so you don't over mix it and lose the fluffiness.
    flour added to cake batter in a mixing bowl
  • Divide the cake batter between two 9-inch cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Use a toothpick to check for doneness. When the inserted toothpick comes out clean with no wet batter, the cake is done.
    honey sponge cake in a pan
  • Allow to slightly cool, then slice each cake into two layers and spread some jam on one side of each layer.
    honey sponge cake baked

Jam Layered Honey Cake Cream

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

Assembling Jam Layered Honey Cake

  • Apply cream to the cake between each layer.
    Cream added to the honey sponge cake
  • 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: 36g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 95g | Vitamin A: 1452IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2mg