Summer Solstice Honey Cake Recipe |
Honey Cake

Traditional Honey Cake

When you celebrate the summer solstice, how about serving this delicious traditional honey cake? It will be the hit of your first-day-of-summer party! Read more about summer solstice celebrations and traditional foods in our story.

Serves 8 to 12

3 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup walnuts
Butter for pan

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Beat egg whites with a mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until mixture is almost white. Add honey, baking soda, and sour cream. Mixing at low speed, gradually add flour and nuts, and mix until batter is uniform.

4. Gently fold in egg whites.

5. Generously butter a 9-inch round pan and pour in batter. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.

6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, crushed nuts, or fruit before serving.

Originally published in Neighbor magazine | Written by David Salcido

This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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