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Greek Honey Cake Recipe

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Honey is found abundantly throughout Greece and as a result, it is the feature ingredient in many of the country’s recipes. This cake is simple to make and is served throughout throughout the country,


Greek Honey Cake Recipe Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Whole almonds, to garnish (optional)

For the syrup:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9 inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray, or brush with room temperature butter and dust with flour.

Prepare the cake:

Add the butter and granulated sugar to a bowl and beat on medium speed using an electric mixer for about two minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until fluffy. Add the milk and continue to beat.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Slowly add to the butter mixture and beat on medium speed until combined. Stir in the orange zest and chopped walnuts (optional) using a wooden spooned.

Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake until cooked all the way through and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and place the pan directly on a cooling rack. Remove cake from pan when it is cooked all the way through.

Prepare the syrup:

Make the syrup with the cake is in the oven.

Combine the granulated sugar, honey, water, and cinnamon stick to a medium saucepan and set the heat on the stove to medium. Stir the mixture until the sugar and honey dissolve. Let the mixture come to a boil, stirring often. Remove from heat as soon as it boils and let it cool to room temperature. Ladle the syrup over the cake after it is taken out of the pan and just before serving. Garnish each piece of cake with a whole almond, if desired.

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