Yum! It brings back so many memories. Honey cake is a standard cake in all the bakeries in India. It is such an easy cake to make. You can make Honey Cake in big pans as well. I like making them as cupcakes. It is nothing but a twist to regular sponge cake or pound cake. You can either make this cake from scratch or you can use a store bought cake. Rest of the ingredients are so simple: Honey, rose water, strawberry jam and desiccated coconut.
Ingredients for Cake,
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 large egg, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Swift the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt together. Keep it aside.Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and aerated.
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and aerated.
Note: You can increase the amount of sugar you want. I am adding less sugar because of the syrup and jam that I will be adding later.
Add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat until all the ingredients are combined.
Add all-purpose flour and milk little by little. Do not over beat the batter.
Line a cupcake tray with liners. Scoop in the batter. You can fill 6 cupcake liners. Bake them for 15 -18 mins or until a toothpick comes clean. While the cupcake is oven you can make the syrup and glaze.
Once done. Transfer the cupcakes to cooling rack. Let them cool for 5 minutes.
Ingredients for Syrup and Glaze,
1/4 cup of honey
1 tsp of rose water
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup of strawberry jam
1/4 cup of desiccated coconut
In a sauce pan just warm up the honey, rose water and water in a saucepan for about 5 minutes in a medium flame.
Melt the jam over the stove at a medium flame. It will take only 2 minutes or just microwave for a minute.
Make few holes in cupcakes using a toothpick.
Spoon the syrup over each cupcake generously. Cupcakes should be soaked completely. Let it sit for ten minutes. Don’t worry if your cupcake liner is getting wet.
Spoon the jam over the cupcakes like a glaze.
Sprinkle desiccated coconut.
Honey Cupcake is done.
So moist and sweet!!! You have to try it. It’s one of a kind cake.