No-Bake Honey Cake

Honey Layered Cake in under 1 hour! No Baking Required! recipe by Let the Baking Begin Blog. comPinit

Are you not much of a baker? Does something go wrong every time you put something in the oven? Then this cake is for you! This is a delicious alternative to the original Honey Cake, which requires you to make the cake layers from scratch. It still yields tender cake that melts in your mouth, without the hours of intensive labor of making each individual cake layer. From beginning to end, including washing the dishes, you can make this cake in under an hour. How about that?
If you are a pro, on the other hand, this just might be the easiest cake you will ever make. This was my cheat way of making a Honey Cake, without the use of my oven, rolling pin, or 3 hours. Read on, to find out how I did it…

Honey Layered Cake in under 1 hour! No Baking Required! recipe by Let the Baking Begin Blog. comPinit

This might not be such a novel idea, but it works and works great! I used Honey Graham Crackers for cake layers. They absorb the moisture from the cream and become tenderly soft. So if you got some stacking skills, you’ll do great!

Honey Layered Cake in under 1 hour! No Baking Required! recipe by Let the Baking Begin Blog. comPinit

No-Bake Honey Cake
 
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Serves: 6x10 cake
Ingredients
  • 1 box + 1 packet from another box of Honey Graham Crackers (4 individually wrapped packets)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 packet cream cheese, chilled
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅓ cup chocolate, chopped
  • 15 mini Peanut Butter Cup candies (optional)
Decoration
Ganache
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup chopped chocolate
Crumb
  • 4 crackers
  • .
Instructions
To make the ganache }
  1. Heat cream until almost boiling (in the microwave or on the stovetop).
  2. Add chocolate and let sit undisturbed for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Using a spoon, stir until smooth and homogenous.
Make the cream
  1. Whip butter until fluffy, add cream cheese 1 tablespoon at a time, until no chunks of cream cheese are visible.
  2. While still whipping, pour the condensed milk, until fully incorporated.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. In the now empty bowl of the mixer, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks.
  5. Add heavy cream into the condensed milk cream in 3 additions and carefully fold it in.
  6. Put a dab of frosting across the serving plate. Put the first row of 4 crackers. Press to secure them to the plate.
Assembly
  1. Put about 1 cups frosting on top of the crackers and spread out evenly. Keep alternating layers until all frosting and crackers are used up.
  2. Cover the cake in remaining frosting.
  3. Crush up about about 4 crackers, take a palm full of crumbs, cupping your hand press against the side of the cake.
  4. Pour ganache on top of the cake and spread out, being careful not to allow for dripping over the sides.
  5. Decorate the edges of the cake with cut up Peanut Butter Cups.
  6. Allow the cake to sit in the fridge for 24 hours before eating.
  7. Let come to room temperature before serving

Honey Layered Cake in under 1 hour! No Baking Required! recipe by Let the Baking Begin Blog. comPinit

Bon Appetite!

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Comments

  1. sarah says

    hello, thank you for the recipe this looks sooo lush. i will make this for my friends birthday party. i usually end up making the cake – which takes me hours to make but this should be done in a jiffy :)
    also, i love your spoons!!!! they looks super.
    xxx

    • says

      I am also the one who always makes sweets for get-togethers, so I get you))
      If you already made this cake I bet it was a hit, but let me know how you liked it, anyway :)
      For the spoons, thanks :D It’s actually only one spoon that I found at a store :)

    • says

      For ganache I use good quality chocolate chips (dark chocolate) or chocolate bar. I like Trader Joe’s 1 lb choolate bars, they are 4.99 /lb and are good quality. you just chop them finely and pour the cream on top.

    • says

      love this cake. So easy and delicious. Been making it for many years. but just with different cream(conde.milk=butter) and didn’t top with ganache. it taste like medovik but quick version of it. btw… love your website.

  2. Nastya says

    Hi Marina!

    Thanks for the cake which I am planning to make for my husband’s birthday.
    I am not sure how many crackers need to be put on the first layer?

    • says

      Hi Nastya!
      It’s up to you, but I placed 3 whole crackers and half of the fourth one, making it one long cake. Another time I just did 3 crackers… It all depends on how you like it. Just take the amount needed for the cake and play with them (before frosting), and find the best way to fit them on the serving platter.
      This amount of ingredients does not make too big of a cake so if it’s for a birthday party, I would double or triple the amount.

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    • says

      For a couple days for sure. The crackers are supposed to absorb the moisture from the cream, so when the cake sits in the fridge it becomes soft, but definitely not soggy.

  4. Mollie says

    IS there anyway to correct the recipe and put sweetened condensed milk. I have just made it for a party tomorrow and I was thinking it was not going to be sweet so I came looking to see if I messed up but I didn’t the recipe is wrong.

    • says

      Hi Molli!
      I will change the recipe to clarify that it’s sweetened condensed milk. Where I am from, condensed milk is not the same as evaporated milk and condensed milk is synonymous with sweetened condensed milk. I apologize for misunderstanding.

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