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Monday, November 30, 2015

Honey-cake-reccipe
Honey cake that I remember eating for only very few times from local Indian bakery – Saravana bakery in Salem. After that once in Chennai after marriage. I am a big fan of local bakery items. The smell as we enter the bakery just takes me to another world. After coming here to Singapore, I see all the cake shops selling perfectly iced cakes, looking smooth, dream soft sponge cakes. Still my heart goes for the local bakery cakes. I like that flavour, I am not sure which essence they use and the though the icing here is light and fluffy, I like the grainy, sweet and flavoured icing that they use in the bakeries locally. I always say this to Vj that I crave for Indian local bakery cakes and he would be laughing at me why so. Now too, my parents buy and keep cake for me when I visit my home and I gobble all of it in one or two days that I stay there. I will write about the buns, puffs later in another post Tongue.
honey-cake-recipe
So I was thinking to try this honey cake for few years now and finally saw a post in this blog and loved it. I realised honey cake is about the syrup, jam and coconut on the top. I used the eggless orange cake recipe for this cake. You can bake your favorite basic vanilla cake and make this honey cake too. I chose orange cake as my kid like orange flavoured cake. When I finished making this cake and tasted it, I was so happy that I could finally eat my favorite cake, that too homemade and eggless version.
Check out the video for Indian honey cake:


Eggless honey cake recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Dessert
Prep Time 10 Mins    |  Cook time: 35 mins     Serves: 10

Ingredients

Plain flour/Maida - 1 & 1/4 cup

Condensed milk - 1 cup minus 2 tbsp

Oil (I used sunflower oil) - 1/2 cup

Orange juice - 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar - 3 tbsp

Baking powder - 1 tsp

Baking soda - 1/2 tsp

Orange zest - 1/2 tsp

Lemon Juice - 1 tsp

Vanilla essence - 1 tsp


For Syrup

Water – 1/2 cup

Sugar – 2 tbsp

Honey – 1/4 cup


For topping

Mixed fruit jam – 4 tbsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Desiccated coconut – As needed


Method

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 deg C. Mix flour,baking powder,baking soda with a whisk to ensure even mixing. In another bowl, mix condensed milk, orange juice, oil, sugar, vanilla essence, lemon juice.
  2. 1-mix
  3. Add flour and mix well. Add orange zest (orange skin part, grated) and mix.
  4. 2-mix
  5. Transfer to a baking tray ( I used 8 inch square tin) greased with oil and dusted with flour. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. 3-bake
  7. Cool down for 10 mins and invert over a wire rack to cool down completely. Trim the sides.
  8. 4-trim
  9. Prick the cake with tooth pick at various places. Mean while prepare sugar syrup by boiling water and sugar just until sugar dissolves.
  10. 5-syrup
  11. Bring to luke warm and mix honey.
  12. 6-honey
  13. Heat jam and sugar over low flame in a pan until it melts.
  14. 7-jam
  15. Over the flat surface of the cake, pour the prepared syrup generously so that the cake absorbs the syrup. Over this, spread the jam to form a thin layer.
  16. 8-spread
  17. Sprinkle desiccated coconut all over the surface to cover up the jam. Cut into desired shape and serve.
  18. 9-ready

Notes

    • Add honey only to luke warm sugar syrup.
    • Since this cake is super moist because of syrup, jam, this has to be consumed within 2 –3 days (kept inside fridge)
    • After slicing the cake, you can also pour the syrup so that the sides of the cakes also get generous syrup.

One of my most favorite cake – honey syrup drenched, jam and coconut flavored honey cake Love Struck.
honey-cake

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82 comments:

  1. Wow �� yummy cake. I am a big fan of this cake. Surely gonna try. Thanks raks

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  2. Wow �� yummy cake. I am a big fan of this cake. Surely gonna try. Thanks raks

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  3. Cake looks very yummmy.....mouthwatering,.... I always love this honey cake.....will try soon....

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  4. It's my favorite when I am in school.

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  5. Hi Raji, I just read your interview @ sulekha .. Loved the way you narrated your passion towards cooking ! Lovely pics .. Keep rocking !

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  6. Hello raks,
    Link for eggless orange cake directs to carrot and orange juice.
    Very tempting.I have tried cake recipe long back.it was very tasty.now I will try this.as you said bakery smells are so nice

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  7. Amazing Cake Raji!! I try most of the recipes from your blog. Is the 1 cup measurement that u have is equal to 250 ml? 1 cup = 250 ml is my understanding. Please clarify.

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  8. Amazing Cake Raji!! I try most of the recipes from your blog. Is the 1 cup measurement that u have is equal to 250 ml? 1 cup = 250 ml is my understanding. Please clarify.

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  9. Thanks for the recipe Archana. Shall try it out this week...

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    1. My name is Raji by the way :)

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  10. Thanks for the recipe Archana. Shall try it out this week...

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  11. Wow.. Wonderful coloured cake..and neat presentation.. Sure will try..

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  12. Raji, this post is haunting me at work! I'll make this very soon. Thank you so much for the recipe!

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  13. Good alternative to iced cakes!! Hoping to make it for birthday parties. :)

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  14. Hi Raji

    Awesome. I love this cake. Awesome clucks asusual

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  15. Hi Raji

    Awesome. I love this cake. Awesome clucks asusual

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  16. Woaa what an interesting recipe!! I imagined the yummy moist flavor seeing your making process :D

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  17. nice raji superb excellent . no words to say. mouthwatering. hatsof to u. keep it up.

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  18. Hai raks shall I use wheat flour instead of maida and tell me option for condensed milk? My baby love this

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  19. Hi raks,
    This reminds me of the coconut buns we get in India.. Yumm o Yumm.... And I sneak peaked your little helpers hand today!!! :)

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  20. raks...is it dry coconut or the normal coconut used in chutneys? can u pls clarify

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    1. Dry coconut. You get as desiccated coconut in shops near baking items

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  21. oh i eat this lot in childhood.. thanks for remembering.. Will try out for sure

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  22. never ate this but looks so delish

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  23. Fantastic post and a lovely little story..liked very much when u said ur heart goes back to the local bakery even wen u see the most fascinating cakes..shows ur lov...great job as usual

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  24. Fantastic post and a lovely little story..liked very much when u said ur heart goes back to the local bakery even wen u see the most fascinating cakes..shows ur lov...great job as usual

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  25. Hi Raji, can you plz suggest alternative to condensed milk?

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    1. May be try with milk, since I bake occasionally as well, cant tell you exact alternate suggestion, sorry.

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  26. have you used fresh orange juice or store bought

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  27. Is the coconut sweetened or unsweetened?

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  28. I love this cake in bakery.. Looks moist and yum

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  29. Hi,

    I tried your recipe. It came out very tasty. Me and my husband loved it. I shared cake with my neighbors and colleagues, I got good compliments.
    Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe

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  30. Tried this recipe yesterday, it was a major hit at home, everyone loved it...the texture, taste and appearance were perfect...thanks for accurate measurements.

    Wanted to know if it is ok to eliminate orange juice and orange zest from the recipe, will it make any difference to the flavor of the cake?

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  31. Hii,

    You haven't mentioned about baking time as well as temperature..& i have 1 more doubt, why we need to add extra sugar with jam..when jam itself is sweet.. :)!!

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    1. Baking temperature is alwayssame as the preheat temperature unless otherwise it is mentioned. So in this case, its 180 deg C as mentioned in step one. Step 3, I have mentioned the baking time - 30 mins :)
      Adding sugar to jam is to make it more spreadable.

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  32. Hi mam
    Yesterday I tried this cake. It was very tasty and so soft. Thank you for the recipe

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  33. Hi raks..i tried to make this cake using airfryer.the cake dint raise.the taste was gud.can u pls tell me wat might have gone wrong.

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    1. Hope your baking powder and baking soda are fresh stock. And also I have to ask you, can you follow the same recipe in airfryer?

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    2. You are right Raks my baking powder was expired :(.I tried out again with the new stock.It came out well.thank you.And yes I used the same recipe to bake in the airfryer.

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  34. I tried it just now, it's yummy...thanks for this yummy recipe 😍

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  35. Hi raji
    tried your recipe today it came out really well. I think it would be even better if quantity of sugar is reduced.

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  36. Hi raji,
    I got it soften from inside I kept it for 32 mins n recipe used as it is. What can b done better pls suggest me.

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    1. Did you preheat the oven? Did you open the oven door in between baking?

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  37. Hi.. Just wanted to know that can I substitute oil with butter as the aroma of the oil doesn't cum out well in my cakes.. Though I also use sunflower as mentioned in ur cake recipes.. Thanks.. Looking for ur immediate response as I want to bake this cake tomorrow..

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    1. Sorry for my later response, I guess you can replace with same amount melted butter. In this cake the oil smell wont be there as we use orange juice and zest.

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  38. Tried this cake raji n its yummy. Gonna try ur other recepies as well. Thanks for wonderful recepie

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  39. Hii raji, is that possible to make it without oven

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    1. can bake in pressure cooker, but pressure cooker may get spoiled after few bakes.

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  40. Hii raji,is that possible to make it without oven

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  41. Hi Raji ,

    Nice presentation. I am going to try this. Which brand Jam did you use?

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    1. Hi Raji, nice post. I just followed all the measurements and ingredients..the cake looks very good but after pouring honey my cake was over sweet and it's a bit soggy too.. Any thoughts?

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    2. Did you cooled the cake completely before pouring the honey syrup?

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  42. Hi Raji, Big fan of your site :). Please can you clarify if the Powdered sugar you've used is icing sugar or have you just ground granulated sugar into a powder? I'd like to make this cake for my daughter's bday, please can you reply soon?

    Regards
    Preeya

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    1. I powdered the granulated sugar. Icing sugar is not pure sugar. So powder granulated sugar :)

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    2. Perfect :). Thanks Raji! I'll let you know how the cake turns out.

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  43. Hi Raji,
    Looksyummy.speaking of local bakery cakes am a big fan of pudding cake which is available in most of the bakeries.could you try to get the recipe of it pls

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  44. Hi, can we use this honey syrup and jam for frosting normal vanilla cake?

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  45. Can I use wholewheat instead of wholewheat flour..

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  46. I don't get you. U mean whole wheat flour instead of maida? Yes you can try

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  47. Hi tried this cake. It's super duper hit among my friends & family.

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  48. Hi Raji, this cake looks yummy, could u pls tell me that can i use mango juice instead of orange juice?

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  49. Hi raji, am new to baking. I bought Nestle milkmaid as it's written sweetened condensed milk on it. Do I have to add enough sugar as per ur recipe or less bcoz of sweetened condensed milk?
    Confused , pls clarify?

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    1. Yes I have added sugar and sweetened condensed milk, so follow the same :)

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  50. hi raji i am abig fan of urs and thanks for all ur receipes. can u pls tell me that the orange juice u hav used here Is it a natural orange juice extracted from orange without dilution?

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    1. Yes it is natural orange juice without water.

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    2. Thanks for ur reply 😊

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  51. can i add egg too for extra fluffy, wil it go well with lemon juice and orange juice?

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    1. I think you can google search to adapt the recipe :) I have not that much idea about baking with eggs.

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  52. thanks! can you please mention baking temperature?

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    1. Baking temperature = preheating temperature = 180 deg C

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  53. hi, I AM A BIG TIME FOLLOWER OF YOUR RECIPES, CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME , WONT THE CAKE TURN TOO SWEET AFTER ADDING MILKMAID, JAM & SUGAR PLUS HONEY?? PLEASE HELP

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    1. Slightly sweeter, just because of that it is called Honey cake :)

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  54. Hi Raji,
    Made this cake for my husband's birthday. Was excellent. Everybody loved it to the core. Tastes just like the honey cake from my childhood. Best cake ever made by meπŸ‘ . Raks, you rock. My day doesnt go by without checking your website.

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  55. Agree. Yummy cake ! Just like an Indian bakery honey cake. I put 1 egg and lessened the condensed milk. Turned out great ! Thank you for the receipe Raks

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  56. Did u not get my comment which isent on june 8th. Its not posted

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  57. I tried this cake,but my doesn't came out well, its little bit rough or rubbery, could u tell where I may went wrong. All the other things are OK.

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