Dec 12, 2014

Bakery Honey Cake Recipe / Honey Coconut Cake Recipe

I love honey cake which you get in bakeries. It is juicy, moist, sweet and cool. Love it to the core. I always wanted to imitate that recipe at home but never had time on hand. But yesterday i was in mood to bake this and immediately got into action. To my surprise it turned out super good. 

Similar Recipes,

Eggless Coconut Cake
Honey Fudge Cake
American Carrot Cake
Butter Cake
Lamington Cake

The cake was so soft, rich and buttery and it just absorbed the honey syrup beautifully. It taste heaven cold, so serve it cold. I loved the coconut which formed as a layer on top of the cake. It was so good. 

This is my first christmas cake recipe, you will be seeing more baked recipes in the coming future..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Makes : 10 to 12 pieces


For Cake:

All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup / 120 grams
Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 grams
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Soft Unsalted Butter - 100 grams
Baking Powder - 1.5 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Eggs - 2
Milk - 2 to 3 tblspn

For Syrup:

Water - 3/4 cup
Honey - 1/2 cup
Dessicated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Red Food Colour a pinch Optional



Preheat a oven to 170 degree C. Take a baking pan and butter the inside and sides. Sprinkle some flour and coat on all sides. Now tap off the excess flour and set aside.

Take butter, sugar in a bowl and use a beater to whip till creamy.

Add in one egg at a time and beat till fluffy and light.

Add in vanilla and soft over flour, baking powder and salt. Fold gently.

Add milk and fold gently.

Pour this into a prepared cake pan and bake for 35 to 40 mins or untill a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

Remove it from oven and let it cool for few mins.

Now invert it to a plate and cut of the top if it too domed.

While the cake is cooling, make syrup. Take honey, water and coconut in a sauce pan and bring it to boil and cook for 1 min.. Remove from heat and add a touch of food colour and mix well.Set aside.

Now use a toothpick to make hole over the cake. Pour the syrup over cake and chill this for a hour before serving.

Slice and serve.

Take all your ingredients for cake

Prepare a cake..USE THIS METHOD
Take soft butter in a bowl

Add in sugar

use a beater to whip this till fluffy

Once it is fluffy

Add in one egg

Beat till creamy

Add in another egg

and some vanilla

beat till fluffy

now place a sifter over this

add in flour

add in baking powder and salt

sift it out

add in milk

fold well

Place the batter into the tin and bake it

While the cake is baking, make syrup

Take water in a sauce pan

add in honey

add in desiccated coconut

mix well

heat this

bring it to boil and simmer for 5 mins

take it off the heat and add some food colour if you need

syrup done

Now take cake is baked

Once it is cooled, remove it from tin and slice of the top if it is too much puffed.

use a toothpick to prick

take the syrup

spoon it all over the cake

now chill this for a hour

slice and serve


  1. How do you make so much dishes everyday? Amazed by the varieties.

  2. I love this cake so much. I am so happy now that I know its recipe. I will definitely try this for this Christmas. Last week, I baked your Coconut-Honey cake and it turned out really well and all our friends loved it well. Thank you so much.

  3. Yay!!! this is one of my favorite cake since college. My friend used to bring from Hosur after. Its a speciality in their city....yummm this delicious cake brings back all those lovely memories... Great work!!

  4. Awesome awesome and awesome. Loved the texture and the color.

  5. Have you any recipes for cakes using wheat flour instead of flour??

  6. @AnonymousCheck my recipe index. I have many cakes.

  7. how to use fresh coconut in this recipe?

    will it be soggy it if kept for two days? bcz u added water in the topping....

  8. Hey Aarthi. I love ur recipes n look forward to a new one everyday! Can u please help me with a simple rum n walnut cake recipe for Christmas? I would really appreciate it...

  9. @AnonymousNo it wont get can store it in fridge. grind fresh coconut lightly in a blender and raost them on a dry pan till the wetness goes away and use that

  10. You r jus too good loce yr recepis ..i am still trying to figure out how to save yr recepis

  11. Hello aarthi, can i add condesedmilk instead of eggs if yes then how much

  12. @AnonymousI haven't tried it so far..But i think u can use curd

  13. I tried this cake today. It did not come out fluffy. What could be the reason?
    PS : this is the first attempt in baking cake.

    1. Did you possibly use old baker powder? That can cause failure to lift.

  14. @Lavanya RIt is meant to be fluffy, i think u have made somethig wrong with measurements.

  15. Can i use Margarine instead of Butter? please reply. Am a big fan of your blog.

  16. Oh wow, one of my favorites. Yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


  17. @Revathi GowriShankaryes u can., but coconut give the nice taste to this

  18. Hi aarthi,

    I tried this cake.... Most of my cake rise and then again goes down. i mean no rise at the end. but in between baking it rises.. why does it go down? i follow only your blog... and gets dark at the top. i use samsung oven...

  19. @shwetha shenoyIf u add too much rising agent like baking soda or baking powder then it will rise a lot then falls down. So dont add too much other than mentioned amount. use measring spoons

  20. Mouthwatering recipes. Thanq so much

  21. Can we use oil instead of butter??? Reply pls. if s how much need to add???

  22. I love honey cake. Thank u so much for the recipe Arthi. Will try this

  23. I love honey cake. Thank u so much for the recipe Arthi. Will def try this.

  24. @saranyasureshButter is what makes it fluffy and soft. so use butter

  25. Thanks aarthi ill try this honey cake and share my experience. Today I tried ur China grass pudding which got good result dear.

  26. Can v make it without eggs

  27. Hi Arathi
    You have got a wonderful blog..I love honey cake and I was searching for a recipe and came across your blog..I have question.What is the size of the baking pan you used?I have a 9inch square pan..Will that do?Thank you

  28. Can this be done in pressure cooker? And what will be the baking time?

  29. @Anonymousyes u can bake this in pressure cooker. Check anywhere between 35 to 45 mins

  30. Hi Aarthi,which temp should i bake this cake..i dont have 170 Deg in my oven.

  31. @Anonymousbake at 180 for few mins, then reduce the heat and bake

  32. Can dis cake be made without egg?? If so wat Wil b d substitute

  33. How should I bake using pressure cooker.. Could you please tell me the cooking timings and whistle count like so..

  34. @Anitha Ramamorthycheck this link

  35. Hey, hi
    I wanted to is there any specific brand for unsalted butter? If is it so then please let me know because which I have near my neighborhood are salted like amul & so the others...

  36. Hey, hi
    I wanted to is there any specific brand for unsalted butter? If is it so then please let me know because which I have near my neighborhood are salted like amul & so the others...

  37. hello mam can i use only 1 egg in this recipe

  38. Hey Aarthi thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe,
    Can we use flax seeds instead of egg ?

    Generally 1 egg = 1 Tbsp Flax seeds powder + 3 Tbsp Water

    Thanks in Advance.

  39. @Unknownnot sure about that in this recipe. but i think it will work

  40. I made this cake today for my sister and we all loved it!

  41. Mam.. can v use vanaspathi(Dalda) instead of butter?? Or any alternative for butter??plz reply i wish to make this cake.. i luv honey cakes

  42. Hi Aarthi, I tried this cake yesterday and it is my first try in the oven and it came out very well. It tasted fantastic and we loved it to the core...

  43. Hi mam, I am not having baking oven and microwave oven... Shall I using this cooker?

  44. Hi Aarthi, I just love honey cakes. Want to try this. Whats that folding? Any specific method to mix your batter? Not required to beat the batter well before placing it on the container?

  45. @Anonymousfolding is just mix it gently...dont over beat it

  46. Aarthi Can you please tell the oven timing and temperature

    1. it is mentioned in the written part of the recipe

  47. Hi Aarthie, nice recipe. I am going to try it.
    Just out of curiosity wats the importance of folding gently, why cant we use the beater like before?


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