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Sep 18, 2009 05:38 AM

Honey Cake

Can anyone recommend a great honey cake recipe?

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  1. This is the only one I make anymore. The recipe makes one very large cake - delicious and as light as a honey cake can be without losing the point.

    4 eggs
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup vegetable oil
    1-1/2 cups honey
    3 cups all purpose flour
    3 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1 cup cold coffee

    Preheat the oven to 350o F.

    In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs well with an electric mixer. Add the sugar and continute beating on high speed until light and creamy. Add the oil and honey, beating at medium speed until well blended.

    In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Add to the egg mixture alternately with the coffee, beating after each addition. Pour into an ungreased 10-inch tube (or angel food cake) pan. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325o F and continue baking for 60 minutes or until browned and the cake tests done when poked with a toothpick.

    Remove cake from oven and invert the pan over a wine bottle or something. Let cool completely before removing from the pan.

    Makes one large cake.

    1. One of the food section writers at the Washington Post tested five different honey cakes and blogged about them. You can find them here (with recipes):