Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Honey Bee Cake

Its that time of month again where we bake from now my favorite book "Vintage Cakes"! This month "Honey Bee Cake" won the vote. Yay! Loved everything about this cake! Super easy to make and it was mouth watering delicious! This cake will be hard to beat in the months following! We all had a slice then wrapped the leftovers and sent them off to my in-laws. Which I regretted the next day. 

Combine 2 1/4 c. flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. fine sea salt. Set aside.

Beat 3/4 c. + 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature, 3/4 c. sugar, 1/3 c. honey, 2 tsp. vanilla, until light and fluffy about 5 minutes.

Add 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk at room temperature, one at a time, and beat after each addition.

Add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with 1 c. of buttermilk at room temperature.

Scrape your bowl in between additions.

Scrape the batter into a greased and lined 9" spring form pan.

And bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

While your cake is baking..........

In a small saucepan place 1/2 c. honey, 1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar, 1/4 c. unsalted butter, and melt on  low heat, stirring a few times until it barely simmers. 

Turn off heat and keep warm.

Toast  a heaping 1/2. c of sliced almonds until lightly golden.

Set aside.

When cake is done, take out of the oven and poke holes throughout the cake using a wooden skewer.

Pour 1/2 the melted sugar mixture over the cake.

Add the almonds.

Pour the rest of the sauce over the almonds, and place it back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.

Cool on rack for about 45 minutes.

I highly suggest you eat the cake while its slightly warm! It melts in your mouth!

I really wish I had another slice right now!


Paloma said...

oooh! Yumminess! Loved your step by step pictures! Such a great cake indeed! :)

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

BEAUTIFUl cake, Anabel! I gave some of mine away...and then regretted it, too! You are right..this one is going to be hard to beat!

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

Great looking cake. I think we have all liked this one so far. I agree that it was super easy and put together and had such a great texture and flavor.

natalia said...

ciao Anabel ! You are absolutely right it is a recipe to keep !

Emily said...

Lovely stepbystep pictures! love this cake of ours!

Heather said...

It looks great! I wish I had eaten mine warm now.

Becca said...

Your cake turned out lovely. This cake was definitely a winner!

Grace Phua said...

Anabel, your cake looks so awesome and I bet it was all finished in a jiffy!! How to resist such a cake despite the calories ;P

Stacie said...

Love your step by step!

ImWhisper said...

It is always hard to hand over those yummy leftovers eh?! ha! A good excuse to make another cake. ;)