Ria's Collection: MELT & MIX HONEY CAKE

Monday, July 14, 2014


This cake has been on my to-bake list for atleast 2 years now. I really don't know what took me so long though.All the ingredients are my pantry staple.I am sure, it's your pantry staple too. Sometimes,certain good things have to wait. I am so glad that wait is over because this cake is a very good one. Moist,buttery, melt-in-the-mouth soft and slices beautifully! Isn't that how a good cake is meant to be?
I love adding honey to my food,indirectly. You would have seen that in my WHITE HOUSE HONEY & OATMEAL MUFFINS, HONEY ROASTED ALMONDS & BBQ PORK SPARE RIBS.This cake recipe is from Donna Hay. I chance upon this one while I was browsing through the numerous recipes she has on her beautiful website. If you haven't visited her's , please do. It's a magical place to be.The original recipe doesn't call for almonds to be scattered on top but I thought that would make our cake look prettier. You can omit that step,for sure!
Jobin is the reason why we have honey at home. He drinks a concoction of lime juice, honey and warm water every morning before his run.Even though he's been telling me to try it, I just cannot. The taste of raw honey makes me gag.I am not joking.But, it's a totally different thing, if it's added indirectly to my food. I adore it. I love whatever I've tasted so far that's been cooked with honey.One of my favourite dips these days is Honey Mustard. Two things that I dislike in the raw form,when combined, becomes my most favourite thing to dip my food into.I don't think I can get more weird that this!
So, the other day I was watching Food Network and Ian was watching it with me.We were watching a cupcake show and immediately the little boy started asking me for cake. It was a very clear request which was slowly changing into a demand. And I had zero cake in the house. I somehow convinced him I would make one that day and pacified him by giving him an ORANGE -RAISIN BUTTERMILK SCONE. Later, when he was taking a nap, I made this cake. I was so glad that I did it because he woke up asking for it. I have always noticed that if he goes to sleep asking for food, even if I fed him a minute ago, he would wake up asking for the same thing, be it 10 hours later. I do have a boy who loves to eat,for sure!

Makes one 8 inch loaf
Serves 10-12

1 3/4 cups (260 g) self raising flour
3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
1/2 cup (125ml) honey
155 g unsalted butter,melted
3 large eggs,slightly beaten
3/4 cup (180g) sour cream / thick yogurt
1 cup sliced almonds

Method: Preheat the oven to 350 F/180C.
Place the flour and sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine butter, eggs, honey & sour cream,until well combined.Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Pour into a prepared loaf tin,top with sliced almonds and bake for 45-50 minutes or until done. Let it cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then, unmould it and let it cool completely.

All I can say is that, this is a delicious cake.Usually butter cakes need the regular beating and folding of the ingredients,whereas, this one doesn't require that method and it still produces a marvelous cake.This cake can be baked in a jiffy since you are melting the butter and not waiting for it come to room temperature before using it! See, isn't this a winner, all the way? We really liked this cake and this should keep Ian happy for a few days.


Anonymous said...

The crumb looks so moist... I am going to try this out real soon

Rafeeda AR said...

this does sound really easy!!! and love the scattered almond on the top, definitely would add an extra zing to the taste of the cake... bookmarked!

Padmajha said...

Wow! That's a beautiful cake and I love honey and so do my kids! I will have to make this but will have to work out an eggless version first.Beautiful pics Ria...

Unknown said...

i tried this one today.... n there again Ria's Collection shwed complete justice... one of d best cakes i hv ever tried n had!!!!... super moist..super delicious... super duper yummmy!!!!.. as always Ria n her collctn rocks!!!!!

Unknown said...

Hi...I hav made so mch frm ur blog...and everything came out a hit..evn ur urulakhizhang mezhukkupiratti...I am a baby in baking..this s my third cake..honestly..I feel my self as a master now..such was the outcome...my daughter sd.." I luv u mamma...y dont u make this everyday..!!
All the credit to u ria...hats off..!!
Please reply...u will make my day......

Ria Mathew said...

Anonymous- Thank you so much!! :)
Naju- You are too sweet! Thank you so much for trying out my recipes! You are a true master! :) That Urulakkizangu Mezhukkupuratti is one of my most favourite things to eat. Love to your baby!

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