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Simple Honey Cake

"The sweetness of honey not only evokes memories of summer wildflowers scattered over rolling hills of Prince Edward Island, it warms the palate in winter." - The Prince Edward Island Cookbook (2023) by Joanie Sutton

Serves 4 to 6

  • 1/2 cup soft ADL or COWS butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 1/2 cups less 3 tablespoons unbleached white flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or 1 teaspoon vanilla & 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch (23x33-cm) baking pan. 
  2. Beat together butter and honey in a large bowl. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  3. Sieve dry ingredients into a second bowl. Blend into the butter and honey, alternating with the milk, whisking gently but thoroughly after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Whip the 4 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the batter and spread evenly in pan. 
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until slightly browned. Cool on rack.

This sweet cake pairs well with COWS Appletree Smoked Cheddar and nectar sweet mead by Island Honey Wine Company

Stock image of jar of honey with honey spoon in foreground and honey cake in background