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Honeycomb shaped honey cake on white marble cake plate.

One Bowl! Simple Honey Cake Recipe

  • Author: Lauren
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake or 2 one pound loaves 1x


This simple Honey Cake Recipe is tender and moist perfection due to our main ingredient, honey! This one bowl cake is quick to make and quick to bake making it the ideal recipe to bake with kids. If you love a honey flavor this recipe is for you!


Units Scale
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Aunt Sue's Wildflower Honey
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Zest from medium lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Prep. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease 1 large cake pan or 2 one pound loaf pans and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl and hand mixer) beat butter, sugar and honey on medium speed. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add in vanilla extract. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the baking powder, salt, and half of the flour. Mix until just combined. Add in milk, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix until just combined. Add remaining flour and mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Bake. Fill prepared pan(s) with batter. Bake 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle of the cake. Cool 20 minutes in the pan before inverting onto a cooling rack.
  4. Serve. Drizzle with honey or sprinkle with powdered sugar (or both!) before serving.


To Store: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Can freeze for up to 3 months. Be sure to wrap the fully cooled cake tightly in a double layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. To thaw the cake, unwrap it and stand it on a wire rack at room temperature for about 4-5 hours.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast

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