Wednesday, August 11, 2010

cooking :: honey cakes

We love to cook in this little home. I love to cook maybe a little too much. So I have had to put a hold on the carrot and walnut cake that I was baking once a week. I believe that if you are pretty much eating the whole cake in one day it is time to stop. There comes a point where you get a little obsessed and I know the figure will not like it. Although the cherry ripes are still being consumed, but why wouldn't you when there is a chance you can win. But let me say I am loosing a lot! I think the cheery ripe challenge should become the chumpy ripe challenge.

This week I baked mini honey cakes with Keely. Knowing they would be not my kind of cake, they were a perfect treat for the little ones. They were simple, and enjoyed by both little people. Taj was woken to the smell of fresh cake.

honey cakes

2/3 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
90 g butter, plus 2 tablespoons extra for greasing
1 tablespoon honey
2 eggs
1/3 cup castor sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
a tiny pinch of salt
1 drop pure vanilla extract
pure icing sugar, to serve

*sift the flour and baking powder together into a medium bowl. put 90 g butter into saucepan along with the honey. heat over medium heat until the butter melts, stirring with the wooden spoon to combine. remove from heat and set aside.

*break the eggs into the bowl of the food processor, then add sugars, salt and vanilla extract. {I did this part the old fashioned way in a bowl and with a whisk}. Tip in the butter and honey mixture and process to combine.

*add the flour mixture to the food processor and mix to a smooth batter. scrape the batter into the medium bowl and leave to rest for 20 minutes.

*preheat the oven to 180 degrees. brush the mini muffin tins with melted butter, or use mini muffin casings. spoon the batter evenly into the greased muffin tin, filling each hole about two-thirds full.

*bake for 10 minutes or until the cakes are pale golden and just firm to touch. remove from oven. allow to cool for 1 minute in the tin, then bang them out. place on a wire rack and once cool dust with icing sugar to serve.

We have taken the cakes down the beach and they have shared with their friends.



  1. Yum, you are making me hungry!

  2. your little "honeycakes" are too sweet in that last picture. it reminds me so much of my a and h. they are going to be 4 and 2 in just a few short months.

  3. YUM! Although I am still yet to sample this carrot cake. I even brought my own carrots last time. x

    PS. Loving the pic of Taj with the cake, too cute Hayles. Too cute.

  4. I just pigged out on the biggest piece of carrot and ginger cake but will give it a burl this week sometime. thanks for sharing x your kiddies are beauuuuuuutiful as always!



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