Honey Cake
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Recipe type: Cakes
Cuisine: Baking
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Serves: 19
 
The honey pull apart cake is a delicious cake, covered in a honey glaze.
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups (315 g) cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 250 g (2 sticks) butter
  • 375 g (1½ cups) sugar
  • 160 ml (2/3 cup) milk
  • 60 g (1/2 cup) ground almonds
  • Honey Glaze
  • 60 g (1/2 stick) butter
  • 60 g (1/4 cup) brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 185 ml (1/2 cup) honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbs water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F). Grease and flour honeycomb pull apart pan. Tap out excess flour.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, and vanilla until blended. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Gradually add the sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, stopping the mixer occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Reduce the speed to medium, add the egg mixture and beat until well combined, about 1 minute.
  4. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk and beating after each addition until just incorporated. Gently fold in the ground almonds.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  6. Honey Glaze: In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter with the brown sugar, honey, vanilla and salt. Stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved, 2-3 minutes. Add the water, bring the mixture to a simmer and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  7. Gently tap the cake pan on the counter top and invert on to a wire rack. Turn cake right side up. Place the cake over baking paper. Brush top and sides of cake with the glaze, including between the pull apart section. Let cool completely before serving.
Recipe by A Spoonful of Sugar at http://aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2014/02/honey-cake/