Orange Blossom Honey Cake

Orange Blossom Honey Cake @EclecticEveryday

When my family and I travel, one of my favorite souvenirs to go home with is local honey. Every part of the country has its own local honey with its own unique flavor. And while I appreciate all the wonderful honey that I’ve sampled from different areas, my all-time favorite honey will always be our local Orange Blossom Honey. It’s light, sweet flavor is so perfect and so different from anything else I’ve ever tasted. The citrus flavor balances out the sweetness so well, and it works so well in all kinds different recipes.

We love honey so much we go through half gallon jugs of it at a time. We buy from a local bee keeper. I use it to sweeten tea, spread on biscuits, dip chicken,  top pancakes and waffles and in sweet treats like this simple honey cake.

Orange Blossom Honey Cake @EclecticEveryday

This cake is super simple and really showcases our local orange blossom honey as well as our famous Florida orange juice. To help balance out the sweet honey, I added some delicious Florida orange juice. Here I use Florida’s Natural Orange Juice. We always have a container of it in the fridge.

This is a pretty simple cake that makes a perfect afternoon snack with a tea. It also pairs perfectly with coffee as a morning sweet treat or an after dinner snack. It’s pretty sweet, and I find it pairs really well with a bowl full of freshly cut fruits, like melon, apples, pears or peaches.

Orange Blossom Honey Cake @EclecticEveryday

Florida’s Natural came about in 1933 when a group of a few Florida citrus growers came together with one common passion – to grow the best possible citrus on Earth. Today they are one of the largest cooperatives of citrus growers with over 60,000+ acres of citrus groves here in the heart of Central Florida. They own the land, they nuture the fruit, and they harvest at the peak of ripeness. Not only are the oranges grown right here in central Florida, but the juice is also made and packed right here too.

Orange Blossom Honey Cake @EclecticEveryday

You can find Florida’s Natural Orange Juice, along with lots of other quick and easy refrigerated items to make great recipes like this one in your grocer’s refrigerated juice section or dairy aisle.  I like to make sweet recipes, as well as lots of savory ones like spicy orange chicken with orange juice. Be sure to find more Florida Orange Juice recipes at Florida’s Natural.com.

June is also National Dairy Month! Be sure to celebrate with one of your favorite dairy treats. You can find all your favorite dairy items and juices in the dairy  aisle of your local grocery store.

In celebration, NFRA has partnered with 20th Century Fox and the new move Ice Age: Collision Course to get you to discover all the “Out of This World Possibilities” in the dairy aisle. They’re giving away $10,000 in prizes to be sure to head over to EasyHomeMeals.com to enter now.

Orange Blossom Honey Cake @EclecticEveryday

Orange Blossom Honey Cake @EclecticEveryday

Orange Blossom Honey Cake @EclecticEveryday

Orange Blossom Honey Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Orange Blossom Honey
  • 1/4 cup Florida's Natural Orange Juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • powdered sugar for garnish

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°. Grease an 8 inch round cake pan. Line with parchment paper. Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together the honey, eggs, butter and orange juice until well incorporated.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together until just incorporated, being careful not to overmix.

Pour batter into a greased 8 inch round cake pan and place in preheated oven. Bake at 350° for approximately 30 minutes, or until cake is set.

Let cake cool completely before removing from pan. Garnish with powdered sugar before serving.

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NFRA is a non-profit trade association representing all segments of the frozen and refrigerated dairy foods industry, including distributors, logistics providers, manufacturers, retailers/wholesalers and suppliers. Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, NFRA is the sponsor of March National Frozen Food Month, June Dairy Month, June/July Ice Cream & Novelties promotion and October Cool Food for Kids educational outreach program. NFRA provides consumer information such as food safety guidelines, meal preparation tips, recipes and sweepstakes opportunities at EasyHomeMeals.com. For additional information on NFRA or to find recipes or tips, visit NFRAweb.org or EasyHomeMeals.com.

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7 Responses to “Orange Blossom Honey Cake”

  1. 1
    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish — June 15, 2016 @ 5:49 pm

    I love how versatile oj is! This cake looks PERFECT… can’t wait to try it!

  2. 2
    Liz — June 15, 2016 @ 6:36 pm

    I love a simple cake—it’s definitely versatile! Add some whipped cream for dessert after dinner, but I wouldn’t hesitate to eat a plain sliver for breakfast!!

  3. 3

    That cakes sounds wonderful with all that honey and I love practically anything that’s orange-flavored!

  4. 4
    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — June 16, 2016 @ 5:13 am

    This cake is perfection! Honey is definitely one of those ingredients I always have on hand and someday I hope to have a hive of my own!

  5. 5
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — June 16, 2016 @ 11:30 am

    We love Florida’s Natural! So random personal fact about OJ and Florida…every time we go to Florida I make sure we stop to get OJ at the welcome center. haha love the cake!

    • Angie McGowan replied: — June 20th, 2016 @ 9:35 am

      that’s awesome!

  6. 6
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — June 16, 2016 @ 3:28 pm

    You had me at orange blossom honey cake 🙂

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