Warm Winter Recipes-Medovik

This recipe is a continuation of the Warm Winter Recipes article from the December 2022 print issue. A honey based layer cake common in Eastern-European cultures; usually served with honey and strawberries.

Mia Tocco, Staff Writer



A holiday themed ‘medovik’ served with strawberries and drizzled honey. A messy yet delicious treat perfect for special events. (Mia Tocco)

“Cake” layer ingredients:

  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup sugar

“Frosting” Ingredients

  • 30 ounces sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar



  1. Beat eggs together with a fork and set aside.
  2. Melt together butter, sugar and honey together in a saucepan over low-medium heat. After melted, remove from heat.
  3. Add in eggs and mix constantly.
  4. Add baking soda, then fold in the flour until a dough forms.
  5. On a floured surface, roll out dough circles into about 10” in diameter. Use a knife or pizza cutter to make perfect circles. **SAVE SCRAPS OF DOUGH**
  6. Repeat step 5 until all dough is used except for unusable scraps.
  7. Bake the honey “pizzas” separately in the oven on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper at 350℉ for about 4 minutes or until golden.
  8. Once all layers are baked, let cool completely on a cooling rack.
  9. Now, bake the scraps(they don’t need to look pretty and these can be a little crispy. In fact, I encourage it to give the cake more texture and crunch).
  10. Crush the scraps once they are baked until they are a coarse grainy texture(they don’t have to be a uniform size of grain).


  1. Beat heavy cream until it can hold peaks.
  2. In a different bowl add powdered sugar and sour cream and whisk it together until combined and smooth. Fold into the heavy cream mixture.
  3. Combine, then chill in the fridge.


  1. Stack the cake layers with the frosting in the middle until out of layers.
  2. Then cover with frosting on the exterior as well(not too much though or it will be a mess).
  3. On top of the frosting covered cake, pat on the leftover “crumbs” until no white is showing.
  4. Serve with strawberries and honey (or don’t) and enjoy!