Today, I’m sharing a honey bundt cake that transforms itself into the perfect treat to have with a cup of coffee or tea or even as a delicious no-fuss dessert. Well, the weather is still rather frightful, so what could be better than to do some baking, especially during this lockdown period. Sure, the lockdown has scuppered many a plan. So why not expand your baking repertoire and try my Spiced Honey Bundt Cake with Salted Butterscotch Sauce?
Punchy flavours are what's needed in these cold, dull days of winter. Spices like cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom combine with coffee and honey create a perfectly sweetened honey cake with an incredible texture and delicious flavour. And only gets better the next day! I used mixed spice in this cake, but you could substitute this with pumpkin spice or Spice Pots fabulous sweet spice blend.
What's even better is that it is simple to make and takes only around 30 minutes of your time, then you can sit back and relax while the heady aroma of this sweet, spiced cake permeates your kitchen. Doesn't that sound like bliss> Bundt cakesare one of my favourites to bake. Why? Because they look so magnificent, take the plainest of cake mixes and bake in a bundt and you've gone from zero to hero with no effort at all.
Why Use Honey in Cakes?
In baking, honey performs many roles beyond sweetening items. Products that contain honey dry out more slowly and have a reduced tendency to crack, this is a result of honey's hygroscopicity. Honey also provides more uniform baking with a more evenly browned crust at lower temperatures due to the sweetener’s fructose content.
Honey also imparts a rich aroma to cakes and improves the texture and mouthfeel. Although the quality of all the ingredients matter, the quality of the honey is really what makes this cake. Buy local honey rather than a mass-produced product if you can.
Never used honey in a cake? You must; the results are fabulous!
Salted Butterscotch Sauce
Sweet and salty is a great combination. Salted caramel has continued to be extremely trendy. Unlike many food trends, this one is really proving itself over the test of time. And I love it. Is Butterscotch the same as salted caramel? No, they're similar but not the same. The main difference is in the sugar. Caramel is often made with granulated sugar, while butterscotch is made with brown sugar.
You can of course swap the salted butterscotch for caramel if you like, but the end result will not be the same. The deep, toffee notes in the butterscotch really go well with the sweet spiced cake, not to mention the dark amber glisten of the decorated spiced honey bundt.
Helpful Hints For Cake Baking
1) Make sure to grease and flour your bundt pan properly.
2) Do not over bake your cake as this is guaranteed to result in a dry cake. As all ovens are different, check your cake by conducting a skewer test five minutes before the end of the recommended baking time.
3) Whenever using honey in a recipe, always measure the oil beforehand as this will allow the honey to pour out of the measuring scales easily.
4) I use a 6 cup Heritage Bundt Pan from Nordic Ware but if you don't have a Bundt pan this cake can, of course, be baked in a round, square or loaf pan, but this will require some calculations.
Spiced Honey Bundt Cake with Salted Butterscotch Sauce
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