Thursday, January 21, 2021

Honey Cake Inspired Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

I love honey cake. They are very simple. A vanilla sponge is soaked in honey syrup (thus the name!) and topped with jam mixture and coconut flakes. The neighborhood bakeries sell in small rectangular portions or slices. My dad used to buy these cakes for us when we were kids and we used to enjoy them! There were days when we wait expecting this if he had already said to us that he is going to get some treats. Vanilla cake with honey, jam, and coconut flakes.....Mmmmm heavenly! I try to enjoy this cake at least once on my trips home. I miss walking past the bakeries sniffing the aroma from the cakes and puffs baked in their kitchen. To kick off 2021, this month's theme in #BundtBakers was "A Little Bit of Nostalgia: Bundts with Flavors from Your Childhood".  There are a few flavors that I love, but this ranks first. I made this Bundt cake remembering those days! Perfect right, when you miss something, you can make and enjoy it! Camilla is hosting this event. This is an eggless cake. And I have used my own Mixed Fruit Jam. Store-bought mixed fruit jam or strawberry jam works great too.

#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers, can be found on our home page


All-purpose flour - 3 and 1/3 cups

Milk - 3 cups and 2 tbsp

Butter - 1 and 1/2 sticks (12 tbsp)

Sugar - 1 and 1/2 cups

Baking powder - 3 tsp

Baking soda - 1.5 tsp

Apple cider vinegar - 3 tbsp

Salt - 1/3 tsp

Vanilla - 2 tsp

Honey Syrup

Warm water - 3/4 cup plus 3 tbsp

Honey - 3/4 cup plus 3 tbsp


Jam - 3/4 to 1 cup

Honey - 2 tbsp

Coconut flakes - 2 - 4 tbsp


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Apply butter to the sides of a 10-in bundt pan and dust with flour. Cream the butter and sugar. Add in milk and vanilla and beat well. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat till all the flour is added. Add in the apple cider vinegar. Mix and pour it into the prepared bundt pan.

Prepare the honey syrup by adding honey to warm water. Mix and set aside.

Bake for 46-48 minutes. Test for doneness by looking for a clean skewer inserted into the cake.  Cool the cake completely. 

Reserve 1/3 cup honey cake. Use the rest for the cake. Poke the cake with a skewer and drizzle the honey syrup. Set aside for 10-15 minutes for the honey syrup to seep in.

Heat the jam, water, 1/3 cup honey syrup, and honey to melt the jam. Spoon this onto the bundt cake. Sprinkle coconut flakes. 

Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Here's the bundt cake line-up for January 2021...Thanks, Camilla!

All Too Sweet Mini Bundts by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Apple Bundt Cake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Cookies and Cream Mini Bundts by Food Lust People Love
Eggless Tutti Fruity Rawa/Semolina Bundt Cake by Sneha's Recipe
Honey Cake Inspired Bundt Cake by Magical Ingredients (You are here!)
Monster B'zert Bundt Cake by Making Miracles
Sweet Potato Bundt with Cream Cheese Glaze by Sweet Sensations


  1. This cake is calling my name. Love the jam topping

  2. The famous Iyengar Bakery honey cake, looks awesome, I too love this cake!

  3. What a beautiful cake!! Look at that luscious glaze seeping into the cake!

  4. Such a wonderful memory of your childhood, Radha. Your father sounds like the best! I can see why this cake brings back such good memories.

  5. I have never heard of a honey cake. Now I want one! Thanks for the inspiration and for joining in the fun and games this month.

  6. A cake soaked in honey and decorated with jam and coconut? Count me in, this looks amazing.

  7. How rich it looks
    Very fluffy and soft.
    Honey and jam are a sweet combination!!!