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Ukrainian Old-fashioned Honey Babka

Ukrainian Old-fashioned Honey Babka: sweet, fluffy, moist; topped with a creamy frosting for that extra incredible taste. The easiest and the best honey dessert you’ll ever taste!


  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 8 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup honey, heated gently
  • 455 grams sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1./2 teaspoon salt

Frosting Ingredients:

    • 226 grams cream cheese
    • 226 grams whipped cream
    • 1/2 cup icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet (approx 11 x 17 inches) with parchment paper allowing extra paper around the sides to prevent batter spilling over
    In a large bowl beat the eggs and sugar and salt until light and fluffy
  2. In a small bowl combine the vinegar with baking soda, allow it to fizz up.
  3. Warm the honey and then add the soda/vinegar mixture, honey and sour cream to the batter
  4. Beat together with a mixer on low until just combined
  5. Sift the flour into the batter and combine with a mixer on low
  6. The batter should be runny, don’t overbeat or you will lose the fluffy texture
  7. Pour all the batter into the prepared baking sheet and level with a spatula
  8. Bake for 30 minutes until a skewer comes out clean
  9. Carefully place a cooling rack over the cake and gently flip over the baking tray
  10. Remove the parchment from the bottom of the cake and place a large cutting board onto the cake and gently flip again
  11. Let the cake cool
  12. Once cool cut up the cake into even squares – about 2 inches square

To Make the Frosting:

In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese and the sieved icing sugar with a mixer on a low speed
Add the whipped cream and continue to beat together until the frosting is thick
Pipe the frosting onto the Honey Babka and serve

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