Ukrainian Christmas Honey Cake Medivnyk Recipe

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Ukrainian Christmas Honey Cake Medivnyk
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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 300-F degrees.
  2. Generously grease and lightly flour two loaf pans, and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, prepare the batter: Cream the butter and sugar together with a hand-held mixer until light and creamy.
  4. Add egg yolks, one at a time, and continue to beat the mixture after each additional yolk is incorporated.
  5. Add the honey and sour cream and mix again.
  6. Beat the eggs whites in a small mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
  7. Sift together the cake flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  8. Fold the flour mixture and the egg whites, ALTERNATING EACH MIXTURE (flour and then egg whites), into the cake batter.
  9. Fold in the raisins and walnuts.
  10. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pans.
  11. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  12. Remove the cakes from the pans and place on a wire rack to cool.
  13. Slice and serve slightly warm.
  14. Serves 10 to 12.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1498.09 Kcal (6272 kJ)
Calories from fat 488.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54.29g 84%
Cholesterol 267.13mg 89%
Sodium 910.05mg 38%
Potassium 1110.71mg 24%
Total Carbs 241.3g 80%
Sugars 119.9g 480%
Dietary Fiber 7.58g 30%
Protein 26.08g 52%
Vitamin C 4.1mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 10.6mg 59%
Calcium 281.9mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 331.45 Kcal (1388 kJ)
Calories from fat 108.11 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.01g 84%
Cholesterol 59.1mg 89%
Sodium 201.35mg 38%
Potassium 245.75mg 24%
Total Carbs 53.39g 80%
Sugars 26.53g 480%
Dietary Fiber 1.68g 30%
Protein 5.77g 52%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 9%
Iron 2.4mg 59%
Calcium 62.4mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 33.7
  • 42

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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