Thursday, April 15, 2010

Honey Cake

Right when you think you have eaten a slice of every type of cake out find this. HONEY CAKE. Oh holy Moses! This is so different and so amazing. There is honey in the cake as well as in the icing. And the icing...that's a whole other story. Did I mention it is a "Cream Cheese Honey Icing"? Yes. You heard right.

I made this yummy cake to celebrate our first cookout of the season last Saturday. My hubs and I had spent the entire day with friends at the cutest little festival called the Buttercup Festival. Afterwards we headed home to crank up the grill to spend time with more friends. This cake was the perfect ending to a perfect day!

Honey Cake
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
(recipe follows)

1. Combine sugar, oil, honey, eggs and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Add combined dry ingredients to oil mixture well after each addition.
2. Pour batter unto greased and floured 9 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees 40 to 45 minute or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Frost with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

Makes 9 servings

Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
2 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
1 3oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoon honey
Dash of salt

1. In small bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, smoothly blend margarine, cream cheese, confectioners sugar, honey and salt.

I hope you love this cake as much as we did. If you need to make a dessert that really takes the cake...this is it! (Pun intended:) I like to consider myself quite the foodie and never have I ever tasted a Honey Cake. Oh what I have been missing!

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