While making my list for A to Z Baking around the World, I wanted at least one bake from my own country India. When I landed on this Honey Cake I was surprised that this is a special cake from India. It is sold in local bakeries in South. I haven’t had these cakes here in Gujarat, what we get here are the typical cakes that are popular all over.

 

The honey cake is very interesting and at the same time very very spongy and delicious. Warm honey water is poured over the cake while it is still warm and this makes it so so spongy. While pouring the honey water I was reminded of the Gujju Khaman, where we pour water in the same way to make it spongy. My ! What a comparison :)) coming back to the cake , I was very hesitant to pour the given amount of water , so I poured just half, but later realized I could have poured all of it. The cake is topped with a jam layer and then shredded coconut is drizzled. For step by step pictures and a video on it , check here.

Honey Cake

 

Ingredients

11/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup minus 2 tbsp condensed milk
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp orange zest
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla essence

Syrup

1/2 cup water
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup honey

Topping

4 tbsp mixed fruit jam
1 tsp sugar
Dessicated coconut

 

Method

Preheat oven at 180 deg.C.
Mix together flour , baking powder and baking soda.
Sieve 2-3 times to incorporate air .
In another bowl mix condensed milk, orange juice, oil, sugar, vanilla essence and lemon juice.
Gradually add the flour mix to the wet ingredients making it into a smooth batter.
Add orange zest and mix well.
Pour into a greased and dusted tin and bake for about 30 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean.

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H - Honey Cake
Honey Cakes are popular in many countries, but this one is from India, from the South Indian Bakeries.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Syrup
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda. Sieve two three times to incorporate air.
  3. In another bowl mix condensed milk, orange juice, oil, sugar, vanilla essence and lemon juice.
  4. Gradually add the flour mix to the wet ingredients making it into a smooth batter.
  5. Add orange zest and mix well.
  6. Pour into a greased and dusted tin and bake for about 30 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Cool the cake for 10 minutes, invert it on a wire rack.
  8. Trim the edges of the cake.
  9. Prick the cake at regular intervals with a tooth pick.
Sugar Syrup
  1. Boil the water and add sugar, cook till sugar just dissolves.
  2. Remove from fire, add honey making sure the water is luke warm.
Jam Spread
  1. Heat jam and sugar on slow fire, till jam melts.
Assembling the Cake
  1. Pour the warm syrup lavishly over the cake, so that the cake absorbs the syrup.
  2. Over this spread a thin layer of jam spread.
  3. Sprinkle dessicated coconut over the jam layer, covering it completely.
  4. Cut into pieces and serve.
Recipe Notes

12 thoughts on “H – Honey Cake”

  1. You really make anything look pretty!..and needless to say Honey Cake on its own is so nice and the way you have baked is awesome. As I said, I wonder why this didn’t come to mind..:)

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