Honey Cake

4.50 from 2 votes

Honey is a versatile ingredient which is used as a healthy alternative to sugar and also in various health concoctions like the morning lemon-honey mix with hot water,crushed with Tulsi (holy Basil leaves) for longevity and sore throat cure or with a pinch of black pepper for again a sore throat cure. It is also used in preparations like salads,curries and desserts.This Honey Cake was made for a formal party and was the cynosure of all eyes.I served it with coffee and overall it was a winner!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Served AsDesserts
Servings 20


  • 2 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp plain flour/all purpose flour/maida
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup butter/refined oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup cream/whole milk
  • 2 - 3 drops lemon yellow colour optional


  • Preheat oven to 200°C.Prepare an angel cake pan,a bundt pan or any cake pan (of similar volume) you like.
  • Take butter/oil and sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric beater till smooth and creamy.Add honey and beat for 5 minutes.Add eggs beating well after each addition.
  • The mixture would initially be a little "tight" but will normalise after the addition of the 4th egg.Add the vanilla essence and colour (if using) and mix well.
  • Sift flour and baking powder in a bowl.Add 2 tbsp at a time to the honey-egg mixture and beat with the electric beater until all the flour is used up.
  • Pour into the prepared cake pan and thump on the kitchen countertop to remove any excess air from inside.Transfer to the oven and reduce heat to 180°C.Bake for 20 - 25 minutes till risen and with a beautiful dark brown top.
  • A skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean.
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  • Cool for 30 minutes inside the pan and take out on a plate.Cool to room temperature and slice to make approximately 20 portions.Store in an airtight glass container.Serve with tea or coffee.
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NOTE : I have served it plain but if you want you can either drizzle the top with honey or make a glaze of honey and lemon juice or honey,milk and vanilla essence and pour on top.Either ways delicious!

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Amrita Iyer
Amrita Iyer

I am a passionate foodie who loves to cook, serve and love to see people relishing my creations. Since the time I was small I used to wonder about the 'how' of things in the kitchen.

Then when I finally ventured as an unprofessional kitchen helper for my late grand-mother (a par excellent cook in her own generation) I was fascinated by the amount of stuff you could do to a simple milk and rice to form a most yummy pudding.

Here I am sharing my recipes with a will to learn from some and educate others as well!

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