Russia’s famous honey cakes, aka Medovik, have reached the shores of Kerala. Usually, cakes are reserved for occasions. But, with honey cakes, you can make an exception. It is probably one of the best-layered cakes you’ll ever have. Honey cakes are known for their 8-10 stacked layers of soft and delicious caramelised honey cakes that will literally melt in your mouth.
History of Russian Honey Cakes
Let’s go way back to the early 19th century at the dining table of the Imperial Palace. Emperor Alexander I’s wife, Empress Elizabeth Alexeievna, was not a fan of honey. She despised any dish that had honey as an ingredient. The newly-hired confectioner in the Imperial kitchen wasn’t aware of this. Guess what he baked? A new cake with honey and thick sour cream! Elizabeth took a big bite of this cake unaware of the honey content in it. Spoiler Alert! She fell in love with it.
The Medovik has many versions to date. Right from buttermilk, sour cream to custard and condensed milk, the ingredients used while making honey cakes vary. The version that you get here in Kerala is the modern one and the most widely available one.
Where Can You Get It In Kerala?
Beehive Bakes are the first ones to introduce Russian Honey Cakes to Keralites. They’ve launched three honey cake flavours – Honey, Saffron Honey, and Coffee Honey. You can directly order from them or purchase them in your nearby supermarket.
It is available in Bismi Hypermarket, Ajfan (Kochi and Thrissur) and bakeries such as Pulp factory (Panampally Nagar), Majos bakes (Thoppumpady), Nilgiris (Kakkanad), Zaina bakes (Perumbavoor), and Hazza bakes (Kalamassery).
We can guarantee that a bite of this is so incredibly good that you’ll find it hard to stop eating it. So, when are you going to try this Russian gastronomical delight?