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.
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..
Baking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Makes : 10 to 12 pieces
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
Water – 3/4 cup
Honey – 1/2 cup
Dessicated Coconut – 1/4 cup
Red Food Colour a pinch Optional
(MY 1 CUP MEASURES 240 ML)
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|
|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|
|bring it to boil and simmer for 5 mins|
|take it off the heat and add some food colour if you need|
|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|