Lush Easter cake with zest, honey and raisins: a recipe for dough with warm milk and butter

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Homemade Easter cake. Source: freepik

Homemade Easter cakes can be made with yeast dough, or you can use dough without yeast. To make Easter cake fluffy and light, add butter to the dough, and it is better to cook the dough with warm milk.

A lush and successful Easter cake

The cook shared a recipe on Telegram for a very fluffy, tasty, and easy-to-make Easter cake with raisins, zest, and vanilla.

How to make Easter cake with zest


  • 1 tbsp. of sugar + 100 g
  • 90 ml of warm milk
  • 16 g of dry yeast
  • 30 g of honey
  • lemon and orange zest
  • 3 eggs + 4 yolks
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 450 g of high protein flour
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 170 g of soft butter
  • 140 g of raisins (scald with boiling water, soak in whiskey, then dry) + 1 tbsp of flour

Method of preparation:

1. Mix milk, yeast, sugar, stir and leave for 10 minutes.

The basis for the dough

2. Add honey, zest, vanilla extract, 100 g of sugar and mix.

Preparing the dough

3. Pour in the flour and salt and mix.

What to make Easter dough from

4. Add butter to the dough and knead well by hand or in a food processor.

Dough for the dish

5. Put the finished dough into a bowl and leave it to prove.

Dough with butter for Easter cakes

6. Add the raisins to the dough and mix well.

Dough with raisins

7. Put the finished dough into the molds, cover with cling film, and leave it for a while.

How to prepare dough for lush Easter cakes

8. Bake the cakes at 165 C for 20-30 minutes.

Ready-made cakes

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