Honey! Oh Sugar, Sugar: Fijian Honey Cake

Honey! Oh Sugar, Sugar: Fijian Honey Cake


Fijian Honey Cake

After yesterday, I needed something a bit more normal, so I made cake.  Because when times get tough, let them eat cake.

This Fijian Honey Cake came out great.  I loved it because it took all of 5 minutes to toss together, no mixer required.

The other thing I love about this recipe is not only for the simplicity factor, but also that it has no oil and no butter. HOLD THE PHONE.  And it’s still good?

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I’m happy to report that YES, it was still good.

I did make a few changes: I mixed it up by using whole wheat flour along with all-purpose, just because I like to do that. Also, though the original recipe called for sour cream, I substituted Greek yogurt because 1) I had it in the house and 2) the particular brand of yogurt I bought had a very tangy sour cream taste.

The other reason this cake rocks is that moistens as it sits, so best to let it rest a day before digging in.

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I couldn’t wait a day. No objections from the taste buds.

Fijian Honey Cake

Fijian Honey Cake
Serves 8
No oil, no butter, moist spiced honey cake
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Ingredients
  1. ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
  2. ½ cup all-purpose flour
  3. ½ cup sugar
  4. ½ cup honey
  5. ½ cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  6. 1 egg
  7. ½ tsp baking soda
  8. 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  9. 1/8 tsp cloves
  10. ¼ tsp ground ginger
  11. ½ tsp cinnamon
  12. ¼ cup sliced or slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Sugar and line an 8 x 8 or round 8" cake pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine everything but the almonds and beat well.  Pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle with the almonds.
  4. Bake for approximately 35 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean
  5. Allow to cool in the pan for ten minutes until removing from pan to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Adapted from Food.com
Adapted from Food.com
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Fijian Honey Cake

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