Well…. I’m back from our Siesta Key, FL vacation. It was an amazing time and I didn’t want to come back. However, back to the grind of baking and blogging. Introducing the Honey cake. A super delicious dessert and simple. Exactly what I needed after a week off from life and chaos!
Moist, light, and not overly sweet cake filled with fresh clover honey and then topped with assorted fruits or even nuts like pistachios. Perfect for that after dinner dessert that won’t sit heavy in the stomach.
I was super excited to make this honey cake because I have loved honey since I was kid. Honey is so diverse and can be eaten on many sweet and savory things.
Whenever we went to McDonald’s when I was a kid, I asked for honey with my chicken nuggets! Not ketchup! I have a also been seen putting it on my lightly salted rice cakes. Call me strange, but is so delish. Don’t knock it before you try it!
Blaser Family Vacation
Siesta Key, FL did not disappoint. It was by far the best vacation I have been on. The beach had white, powdered sand and ocean water temps of 86 degrees. My 3 kiddos were in pure heaven the entire week and all came back sun-kissed cuties!
Parasailing was a blast and our donuts with dolphins tour was awful, but we seemed to make the best out of it! Jacob was obsessed with the elevator rides to and from our condo, Norah loved the pool, and Sam couldn’t get enough of the ocean. My niece Ellie came along and was a huge help with the kiddos.
Nonetheless, I lathered my fair, freckled skin in sunscreen, ate lots of fresh fish, and soaked up every minute of that beach. Sometimes, it is so good to get away and take that break! However, all good things must come to an end.
How can you not want to smooch those cheeks! And that smile gets me every time! He’s the happiest kid on this planet and was the best one on vacation!
INgredients and substitutions
Tips to make this cake awesome!
This honey cake is super simple to make. Follow these awesome tips below to help make the cake right the first time!
- Using Clover honey will allow for the best flavor of the cake.
- Be sure to grease the 9 inch cast iron skillet really well. I recommend real butter.
- To freeze the cake, simply wrap in aluminum foil. When ready to eat, thaw out and bring to room temperature.
- If you are a frosting person, you can whip up some vanilla buttercream frosting and top the cake with it!
How to make a honey cake!
There is only 4 steps to this cake process and is perfect for beginner bakers looking for a sweet treat!
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the cast iron skillet and set aside.
Second, in a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and clover honey until well combined. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream and vanilla extract.
Third, in another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add this to the butter mixture. Transfer to the cast iron skillet.
Lastly, bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan completely. Serve with assorted fruit or pistachios!
Summertime cakes to enjoy!
- 9 inch cast iron skillet
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup honey
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9 inch cast iron skillet. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and honey until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in sour cream and vanilla extract.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add this to the butter mixture. Transfer batter to grease skillet.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes or clean. Cool completely in pan. Served with fresh assorted fruit, additional honey, or even pistachios!
fun fact of the day!
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket!