Honey Cake

Honey Cake
Leave yourself time to focus on dinner and socialize with guests by prepping dessert ahead of time. This delicious and moist honey cake can be made up to two days in advance. To keep the cake fresh, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store at room temperature until ready to serve. Get the recipe:Honey Cake. Photo: Emily Kinni
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
10 serves


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the pan

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon fine salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar

  • ½ cup good quality honey

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • cup strong black tea

  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced (about 3 tablespoons juice)

  • confectioners' sugar, for dusting


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 10-inch bundt pan. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and ginger in a medium bowl; set aside.

  2. Whisk together the granulated sugar, honey, oil, tea, eggs, vanilla and lemon juice and zest in the bowl of a stand mixer. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture and stir, scraping down the sides, until the batter is smooth and slightly runny.

  3. Transfer the batter in the pan and bake, rotating once, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool in the pan 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

590 Calories
25g Fat
90g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 590
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Total Sugars 64g
Protein 5g
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles