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A medovik cake

Medovik is a layer cake popular in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union. The primary ingredients are honey and condensed milk.[1]

It is a dessert which is known for its lengthy preparation time. It consists of layers of sponge cake with a cream filling and is often covered with nuts. Of a soft texture, it has the taste of caramelized sugar.

According to Russian tradition, the cake was created in the 18th century by a young chef who sought to impress Empress Elizabeth.[2] However, there are few recorded references to it from before the 20th century and the modern version of the cake only became popular with the public during the Soviet era.[3] [4]

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  1. ^ Goldstein, Darra (2015). The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets. Oxford University Press. 
  2. ^ Hollywood, Paul (2016). The Weekend Baker. Penguin. 
  3. ^ Eremeeva, Jennifer (1 September 2012). "Honey Coating a Controversy: Tort Medovik". Russia Beyond The Headlines. 
  4. ^ Mosko, Alexey (7 January 2016). "Medovik: The tsar of Russian cakes". Russia & India Report.