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Oct 15, 2009 01:35 AM

Best Russian Honey cake with many layers? Manhattan or boroughs

Hello all,

I'm looking for what you all think is the best honey cake around for someone special.

She's talked about a honey cake with many layers that she had back in Russia.

I imagine it's something like this...hopefully (I chose right version)

Since I'm unable to bake, I'm looking to buy one for her upcoming birthday. Looking for any place relatively accessible by public transportation.

Your suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

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  1. I just got some honey cake from Moscow on the Hudson store in WashHi -- its the standard one (they probably get it from same distributor as Brighton beach places) but it was fresh and not overly parfumey

    1. Aha, at first I was confused by the description, but upon seeing the photo, I realized that this is what we call "sour cream layered cake." You can def get it from any "International Foods" store (which is that all Russian stores seem to call themselves, despite the fact that they only sell Russian food). The one in Washington Heights has it as does every store in Brighton Beach (M&I is the biggest one with the most variety). You may also try calling Veselka or Little Poland - you may be able to get it to-go from there. If you call to ask for it, it's called "smeetaneek" in Russian (the the accent on the second syllable).