Ukrainian Christmas Cake Recipe

Try out this delicious Ukrainian cake recipe—includes poppy seeds, walnuts, and dates—resulting in a vegan Christmas dish.

From "Please to the Table"
Winter 2014-15

  • Ukrainian Christmas Cake
    This "cake" is better thought of as a sweet, stuffed bread.
    Photo by Fotolia/Micko1986
  • Ukrainian Christmas Cake

Unlike typical western cakes, this Ukrainian Christmas cake is made from yeasted dough, and is perhaps best thought of as sweet, rich, luscious filled bread. There are three different fillings that are layered into the cake. We recommend that you make them ahead of time.

Learn more about Ukrainian Christmas traditions and find even more vegan holiday meals at A Ukrainian Christmas Eve.

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