As a teenager I remember eating these delicious healthy honey cakes that my mom used to get from a ‘Dieter’s Bakery’ on commercial street. Unfortunately, the shop closed after a few years and I did not know where to go then on for cakes that were actually good for health and liked by all.

Here is a version of the honey cake that I tried a few days ago. It isnt as delicious as the ones I used to have earlier but never the less its a start.

Update :

Kaila tried this recipe out. Here is her experience. She has used an excellent variation of adding nutmeg to the cake giving it a great flavor and aroma. One thing I forgot to mention in my notes is that brown sugar is much sweeter than the other sugars I have eaten so far. So in case you substitute the sweetening agent with anything else please increase the quantity. Thanks Kaila for bringing this to notice. I have added this to my notes.

Ingredients :

  • 3/4 cup wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons butter (low cholesterol, unsalted)
  • 2 teaspoons malai (milk cream)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • milk 1/2 cup ( to make a dropping consistency )
  • Pinch of fruit salt, baking powder and salt
  • Few drops of vanilla essence

Procedure :

  1. Mix the dry ingredients well.
  2. Beat butter with sugar till light and fluffy.
  3. Add the wheat flour mixture to this little by little.
  4. Add milk cream, honey, vanilla essence and mix well.
  5. Now add milk and beat well. The milk should be just enough to make the batter drop off the spoon.
  6. Grease and dust cake molds. Pour the batter into the molds and bake at 200 Deg C for 15 mins.

Please NOTE :

  1. This cake is quite filling. Its better to make it in molds smaller than the ones shown in the picture.
  2. I found brown sugar to be much sweeter than other sugars. So in case you substitute the sweetening agent from brown sugar to anything else like white sugar, jaggery, etc; please increase the quantity.