Thursday, 4 March 2010

Honey cake recipe

Learn how to make the perfect honey cake recipe with Chef Jeena.

Honey is fantastic sweetener for desserts, biscuits and of course cakes.

There are many different varieties of honey. In this cake recipe Chef uses eucalyptus honey for the cake batter and some clover honey for the filling. Eucalyptus honey has a delicious toffee flavor, any clear honey can be used in this honey cake recipe.

This delicious cake can be sliced in half and filled with fresh cream or simply slice the cake as a whole and serve with a dollop of fresh cream or creme fraiche.

Chefs honey cake has a beautiful golden color and a wonderful moist spongy texture, combine this with a delectable honey flavor and this honey cake is a winner!

If you love the taste of honey then there is no doubt about how much you will adore this honey cake recipe.

Ingredients for honey cake

1/3 cup Soft light brown sugar
4 level Tbsp Honey (Eucalyptus honey)
4 level Tbsp Condensed milk
1/3 cup of Margarine
2 medium Eggs
1 cup Plain flour
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla essence

For the filling

Freshly whipped double cream or a Creme fraiche/Cream cheese filling

Honey can be added to sweeten the filling with lemon zest or a touch of lemon juice.

(The honey cake is a sweet cake so don't overly sweeten the filling unless you have a huge sweet tooth. Add a little honey at a time until it is perfect for your taste. Leaving the filling with a slight sour zing compliments the cake and tastes fabulous.)

Picture of golden honey cake.

Picture of golden honey cake base spread with fresh cream.

How to make a honey cake recipe

Place honey, margarine, light brown sugar and condensed milk into a mixing bowl.

To measure the honey and condensed milk:

Take a tablespoon in one hand and use the other hand to dip a teaspoon into the honey. Let the honey slip and drizzle from off the teaspoon into the tablespoon until the tablespoon is full and level.

Do this method for both the honey and condensed milk for perfect measurements.

Briefly stir together with a spoon then whisk.

Add all of the dry ingredients and two eggs.

Mix well.

Pour into a greased and floured 7+1/2 or 8 inch round cake tin.

Bake in a hot oven at gas mark 5 for 25 minutes, do not open the oven door during the first stage of cooking.

Turn the oven down to gas mark 3 and bake for a further 20-30 minutes.

Leave the honey cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then remove and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Once cool carefully use a bread knife to slice the cake in half.

Spread with fresh cream or other filling of your choice.

Place the lid of the honey cake on top of the cream filling and dust with powdered sugar.

Gently cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until desired.

The cake keeps very well in the fridge and tastes fabulous the next day.

This cake will keep in the fridge for as long as the cream filling does.

Enjoy this delicious honey cake recipe.


Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Wow, just beautiful! Love the color!

MaryMoh said... this honey cake. Looks moist and delicious. Love the thick cream....yum

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious looking cake!



Happy Cook said...

You seems to make cakes ilove and this one i jus tlove, looks so so yumm.

Vrinda said...

Never tried honey cake..sounds gr8 and looks yummm...Hey Jeena could u pls suggest best filling for yellow sponge cake other than custard filling...

Gita said...

Wow the cake looks so decadent the cream cheese filling :)

Chef Jeena said...

Thanks guys for the great feedback.

Vrinda, either freshly whipped double cream (if the cake is a light sponge) or butter cream goes perfect with yellow sponge cakes. :)

Jeannie said...

mmmm..lovely golden honey cake. Love the thick layer of cream!

Bergamot said...

the color of the cake is really pleasant... want a big bite of this delicious cake.

Bridgett said...

I am a big fan of honey cake but have never heard of the eucalyptus honey. That is definitely one worth trying. The filling looks heavenly and a perfect compliment to the sweet golden cake. I love this recipe, Jeena!

Parita said...

Cake looks so soft and yummy!

Pavithra said...

Wow This is awesome ..looks so moist ..gorgeous cake with honey ..yumm cannot wait to try this..I have all the ingredients in hand.

Pavithra said...

I really love this recipe...

Rekha shoban said...

The prefect honey cake and delicious!

DEESHA said...

the cake looks lovely .. yumm

grace said...

oh jeena, that looks so moist and i'm sure it's just perfectly sweet! i also love the simple but delicious filling. this is a great recipe--thanks!

ARUNA said...

those pics speak so much, they say that they have come out delicious!!!

Ivy said...

Great looking and tasting cake!!

Reshmi said...

hey jeena...marvellous honey cake dear...

Cynthia said...

It is 3.23 p.m. here on a Sunday afternoon and a slice of this would be really great with a cup of tea right now :)

Lisa said...

Great cake! It looks so moist.

shahana said...

OmG!!Such atempting cake

shriya said...

Feels like takin a bite from the cake yummy pics. Very nice recipe with detailed steps.

Chef Fresco said...

You would have to have someone extra sweet to make that cake for them!

Juliana said...

Great honey cake, looks delicious and sure very tasty :-)

Yasmeen said...

Love the dark color and the sweetness of honey must be super good :D

Anonymous said...

What are the directions for baking this cake in an electric oven. Looks delicious.

Chef Jeena said...

Hi there,

Gas mark 5 is the same as
190 Celsius or 375 Fahrenheit.

Gas mark 3 is the same as 325F or 170C.

Erica said...

This just made my tummy growl :) Looks so good. I love the sweetness of honey- such a wonderful natural sweetener!

jennifer said...

yummmmmm, i'm so gonna try this recipe asap! LOL

lissie said...

what a lovely cake, Jeena...with the sweetness of honey! the filling looks so tempting!

Roha said...

would love to try your recipe :)

Jennifer said...

This cake was sooo delish! I followed the recipe the first time but the next time I didn't use the brown sugar or filling, instead I added just a tad extra condensed milk, honey and margarine and finally just a sprinkle of cinnamon and was surprised at how moist and good it turned out!

Thank you Jeena for all the scrumptious recipes that you post!

Anonymous said...

The step-by-step procedure's awesome. I tried it out and it turned out great.. thanks.