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Honey Cake Recipe You Can Make At Home - 24 Mantra Organic

Honey Cake Recipe You Can Make At Home - 24 Mantra Organic

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A Heavenly Honey Cake Recipe You Can Make At Home

Recipes
28.10.2020

Honey is a thick, golden liquid produced by industrious bees. It has been depicted as a sweet elixir in popular culture due to its taste and flavour. Don’t we all remember, the famous yellow bear Winnie the Pooh, who is often found indulging in honey along with Heffalumps, woozles, rabbits, and piglets?

The taste and flavours of honey make it a great ingredient for making desserts. In this article, we’ll reveal a decadent honey cake recipe that you can make at home. This scrumptious honey cake recipe with almonds will leave your friends and family members asking for more. And did we mention the goodness of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you’ll get from eating it, especially if you utilize organic honey?

What makes honey beneficial? How is it made? Should you bake a cake using honey or sugar? These are some of the questions we’ll answer as we share a drooling honey cake recipe with almonds.

How Do Bees Make Honey?

Worker bees are responsible for making honey from nectar, a sweet liquid that is extracted by bees using their long, tube-shaped tongue. Once extracted, the nectar is stored in the extra stomach of the bee, which is also called “crop.” In the crop, the nectar gets sloshed around and mixes with enzymes that change the chemical composition and pH of nectar.
Once the honeybee returns to its hive, it regurgitates the nectar into another bee’s mouth. This process is repeated until the nectar is partially digested. The partially digested nectar is then stored in a honeycomb.

Even when the nectar is deposited in the honeycomb, it is still a viscous liquid. To remove excess water from honey, the bees fan the comb with their wings to speed up the evaporation process. When most of the water evaporates, the bee seals the honeycomb with beeswax, a liquid that is secreted from their abdomen. This honey is stored away from air and water to help the bees survive cold winter months [1].

Nutritional Value of Honey

Honey comes in different colours, aroma, textures, and taste. All these characteristics depend upon the type of flower and its nectar. For instance, clover honey is very different from honey harvested from the lavender field. Despite the obvious differences, the nutritional value of honey is nearly the same. It usually comprises glucose, fructose, and minerals, including iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium chloride, potassium, and magnesium. Whatever type of honey you consume, make sure it is organic since natural or artificially flavoured honey has added sugar in it.

Here is the nutritional value of 100 grams of raw or pure honey:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g
Amount Per Serving 304
Calories
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0 %
Sodium 4mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 82g 30 %
   Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1 %
   Sugar 82g
Protein 0.3g 1 %
Vitamin D 0.00mcg 0 %
Calcium 6.00mg 0 %
Iron 0.42mg 2 %
Potassium 52mg 1 %
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contribute to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Source: Nutrition Value

Benefits of Honey

Modern science has discovered several benefits of using honey, which can either be consumed or topically applied. Organic honey is a great alternative to sugar and has several benefits. Some of them are:

  • When applied to wounds or minor burns, honey can help heal faster due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Another reason to bake a cake using the honey cake recipe below is the sweetener’s ability to fight bacterial infections.
  • Honey is said to reduce the severity and duration of diarrhoea.
  • It can relieve cold and cough symptoms.
  • It is a natural moisturizer and nourisher when applied on skin and hair.
Image source:  Vikalinka

Risks of Having Honey

Before you start following the decadent honey cake recipe, it is critical to understand the risks of consuming honey. Even though honey has multiple health and medicinal benefits, consuming it in excess can have an opposite effect on your body. Also, make sure you consume raw or organic honey.

  • Honey, no matter how healthy, is majorly made up of sugar. Therefore, the intake should be moderate. Eating it in excess can lead to several illnesses such as obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
  • Honey should not be given to infants less than a year old since it can lead to infant botulism [2].

Scrumptious Honey Cake Recipe with Almonds

The author of this honey cake recipe is Kimberly Killebrew

Recipe Type: Dessert

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut/vegetable oil (preferably coconut oil)
  • ⅛ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 cup Greek honey yoghurt

For the Honey Glaze:

  • 1½ cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
Image source: Honest Cooking

Instructions

  • Start the honey cake recipe by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease the baking dish or use a parchment paper.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Add butter and sugar in the bowl and whisk until light and fluffy.
  • In this batter, add eggs and use an electric beater to mix it until light and fluffy. Add into this honey, coconut oil, vanilla, and almond extract and whisk until combined.
  • Now add flour mixture and honey yoghurt and gently fold it in so that the mixture doesn’t flatten.
  • Transfer the mixture into the baking dish and bake it for 35-45 minutes. Check if the cake is cooked by inserting a knife into the centre. If the knife comes out clean, then the cake is done. Allow the cake to sit for 10 minutes in the dish before transferring onto a wire rack for cooling it to room temperature.
  • Slice the almonds and toast them in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 4-5 minutes or until light golden brown. Let them cool.
  • For making the glaze, mix the powdered sugar, honey, and milk until there are no lumps. Pour the glaze over the cooled cake, allowing the glaze to drip down from all the sides.
  • Evenly sprinkle the toasted almonds over the top of the cake. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Your cake is ready to be served!

Let us know if you like the honey cake recipe. Bon appetite!

 

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