Latvian Honey Cake Recipe

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Gina Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Latvian Honey Cake

Try your hand on this unique and flavorful honey cake! It’s a true Latvian classic dessert that’s bound to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 9 hours
Total: 9 hours 55 minutes



For Cake:

  • 3eggs
  • 1cuphoney
  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2tspbaking soda

For Filling:

  • 32ozsour cream
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • 1cupwalnutschopped



  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix together the eggs, honey, flour, and baking soda in a large bowl.

  3. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter onto 5 pieces of 9 x 13-inch sheets of parchment paper.

  4. Spread the mixture as thinly as possible using a wide spatula, making 5 thin layers.

  5. Place one sheet of batter onto a baking pan, then bake in the preheated oven for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.

  6. Remove the baked cake layer from the baking sheet, then prick with a fork.

  7. Repeat with the remaining 4 cake layers.


  1. Stir together the sour cream and sugar in a small bowl.

  2. Place one cake layer in 9 x 13-inch baking dish with the parchment paper side up.

  3. Carefully remove the parchment paper from the cake layer.

  4. Spread ⅕ of the sour cream mixture on the cake layer, then sprinkle ⅕ of the walnuts on the layer.

  5. Repeat the process with the remaining 4 layers.

  6. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  7. Trim off the ragged edges, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 389.67kcal
  • Fat: 16.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.27g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.14g
  • Fiber: 0.64g
  • Sugar: 42.11g
  • Protein: 5.20g
  • Cholesterol: 79.30mg
  • Sodium: 262.28mg
  • Calcium: 94.49mg
  • Potassium: 160.21mg
  • Iron: 1.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 150.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.83mg
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