Honey Layer Cake (Mezes Zserbo)

by Who’s The Kitchen Fairy – Click the title to see the recipe!

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I kid you not, when you have little kids and it’s summer break, you are basically a walking zombie 😂😂😂 Time spent mostly with them, around them, and that means so little rest time. I don’t know how kids get so much energy. Oh rubbish, of course I know. They steal our energy that’s how 😂😂😂😂

This cake was made for my second entry to SCC #38 but I forgot to post it, as…you know, kids 😂😉😂 Life happens. Ah well!

Before the pitch fork, yes many vegans say honey isn’t vegan aaaannddd, since this is my vegan version, it is not using honey but rather maple syrup. However, since this dessert is called Honey Cake and is of Hungary origin, I don’t want to change it to Maple Syrup Cake 😀

There are vegan honey out there btw, should you want to use honey instead maple syrup 🙂

Dough, makes 4 thin layers:

150 g sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
50 ml almond milk, unsweetened
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
100 g vegan margarine
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed soaked in 3 tbsp water, let stand for 5 mins til thicken)
1/4 tsp baking soda
450 g flour

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, make a well in center
Pour in wet ingredients and knead
Let dough rest while making filling

Cream Filling:

500 ml almond milk
2 envelopes of vanilla sugar (such as from dr oetker)
100 g semolina
200 g icing sugar
100 g vegan margarine

Bring everything (but margarine) to boil, cook until thickened, then take off from heat.

Stir in margarine to melt and combined nicely

Let cool to room temperature

Preheat oven to 350 F

Now let’s get back to the dough. Divide dough into 4 portions and roll them super thin and place on separate parchment paper/aluminum foil lined baking sheets

Bake each layer one at a time for @ 6 minutes

Cool on rack

Meanwhile, let’s make the chocolate glaze!

Glaze:

50 g vegan margarine
2 tbsp cocoa powder
100 g sugar
2 tbsp water

Place everything into a pot and cook on high until margarine melted and everything dissolved, while keep stirring.

Take off from heat and work on building the layers right away!

Take one layer, top with cream filling. Lay another layer on top of the cream filling, and spread cream filling again. Do this one more time with the third layer and filling, then lay the last layer on the very top.

Pour glaze on the very top and spread nicely. Let stand for 10 mins then chill overnight before slicing

Enjoy!

Mezes Zserbo

Vegan Hungarian Honey Layer Cake

Ingredients

Dough

  • 150 g sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 50 ml almond milk unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 100 g vegan margarine
  • 1 flax egg 1 tbsp ground flaxseed soaked in 3 tbsp water, let stand for 5 mins til thicken
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 450 g flour

Cream

  • 500 ml almond milk
  • 2 envelopes of vanilla sugar such as from dr oetker
  • 100 g semolina
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 100 g vegan margarine

Choc Glaze

  • 50 g vegan margarine
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions

Dough

  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, make a well in center
  • Pour in wet ingredients and knead
  • Let dough rest while making filling
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Divide dough into 4 portions and roll them super thin and place on separate parchment paper/aluminum foil lined baking sheets
  • Bake each layer one at a time for @ 6 minutes Cool on rack

Cream and Cake

  • Bring everything (but margarine) to boil, cook until thickened, then take off from heat.
  • Stir in margarine to melt and combined nicely
  • Let cool to room temperature
  • Once cake layer are baked and cooled, cream filling is ready and cooled as well, prepare chocolate glaze (see the following step)
  • Once chocolate glaze is prepared, start stacking and layering cake layer and cream filling
  • Take one layer, top with cream filling. Lay another layer on top of the cream filling, and spread cream filling again. Do this one more time with the third layer and filling, then lay the last layer on the very top.
  • After the very last cake layer is stacked, spread the chocolate glaze immediately. Let stand for 10 mins then chill overnight before slicing

Glaze

  • Place everything into a pot and cook on high until margarine melted and everything dissolved, while keep stirring. Take off from heat.

Notes

always let the cake, cream filling, and chocolate layer chilled overnight. Flavor will develop nicely 🙂
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