A sweet and moist cake is a perfect addition for any meal. A great way to top off dinner, a simple and tasty Honey Cake!
If you love honey like I do, then you are in for a treat with this cake. It definitely has a great honey flavor!
I generally keep local honey on hand, but any kind of honey will do.
The benefit of local honey is that if you are one to suffer from seasonal allergies, local honey can help relieve those symptoms. The bees collect nectar from the same plants that are causing you to sneeze and sniffle, so with local honey you can ingest the same allergen that is bothering you and this will help you become more immune to those seasonal allergens in your area.
Plus honey tastes amazing and why not support a local beekeeper if you are able to!
And what a great way to enjoy honey…in a cake!
The Honey Cake recipe is on page 136 in the Rumford Complete Cookbook from 1908
Here is my version:
Honey Cake, A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup honey
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon Rumford Baking Powder
1/3 teaspoon salt
In a medium mixing bowl add the butter and sugar and mix together until creamy and well blended. Add the eggs and beat the mixture together well. Gradually add the honey and continue to beat the mixture with a hand blender. Add the flour, baking powder, and the salt and mix thoroughly all together until well blended. Pour the cake batter into a well-greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool and remove from loaf pan. Serve.
Warm Honey Cake with a little butter spread on it is super tasty as well!
Enjoy this deliciously sweet cake for a treat at any meal.