I loved the flavor of this spice cake and the sweetness of it. This spice cake is really sweet from the honey syrup, but loved having it with a nice hot cup of coffee. Made as written. Made for ZWT9 ~ The Apron String Travelers
I feel terrible that I'm not totally overjoyed. :( We love spice cake & cakes with syrup poured over them but ... in my opinion, there is way too much sugar here. My cake FLOATED when I added the syrup. :o I would halve the syrup recipe, leave out the sugar & just use 1c honey & 1c water. I would double the spices in the cake. But that's us. It's LOVELY the way it is, we just thought it could use a bit more. Thank you, Mikekey! Made for ZWT9, Mike & the Appliance Killers. :) GO TEAM!
This cake has a wonderful flavor. I made this cake for the Vegan Challenge for ZWT9. In doing so I had to use a substitution for the eggs. I used 1/3 C applesauce for each egg. The cake turned out pretty heavy but tasty. Made for ZWT9.
Five gold stars +++++!!! This was Heaven on a plate! I used a slightly small baking pan about 9x10 (which was buttered). One half cup of safflower oil was replaced with olive oil,I used Oregon's own Nancy's whole milk yogurt local eggs and local clover honey. I added about 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest and freshly grated nutmeg. The honey syrup portion was cut in half and to make soaking easier I made small holes in the top of the cake using a toothpick. Watching that syrup soak in to the still hot cake was a culinary experience beyond description. I had to reduce the heat for the syrup and be sure to use the smallest burner on the stove top or else you'll burn the sugar and honey. Made for ZWT 9.