Eggless Honey Cake Recipe | Indian Bakery Style

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Eggless Honey Cake Recipe
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This Eggless honey cake recipe / Indian bakery style cake is actually introduced by Bangalore Iyengar bakery which is also famous for their other stuffs like veg sandwiches, dilpasand, khara buns, biscuits etc. A basic sponge cake is enough to prepare this tasty delicacy. This cake is so soft, moist, drenched in sugar syrup, beautifully topped up with colourful jam and desiccated coconut. No much introduction is needed for this delicious cake as most of us would have tasted it. Do try this cake and you will surely enjoy it.

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Indian Bakery Style

Eggless Honey Cake Recipe | Indian Bakery Style

Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category: Baking /Dessert
Preparation + Cook Time:  1 hour  |  Makes : 8 to 10 pieces

  • All purpose flour / Maida – 11/4 cup
  • Baking powder – 1  tsp
  • Baking soda / cooking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Condensed milk – 1 cup
  • Oil – 1/2 cup
  • Orange juice / milk – 1/2 cup
  • Powdered sugar – 2 tblsp
  • Vanilla essence / orange essence – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice / vinegar – 1  tsp
For Honey Syrup
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Honey – 1/4 cup
  • Sugar – 2 tblsp
  • Rose Essence – 1 tsp ( optional )
For Jam Topping
  • Mixed Fruit Jam –  3 to 4 tblsp
  • Sugar – 1 tblsp
  • Desiccated coconut – As required

1. Keep all the ingredients ready. In a bowl pour condensed milk, orange juice, oil and vinegar.

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2. Then add essence, powdered sugar and whisk it well. Sieve APF, baking powder and baking soda. Add it to the wet mixture.

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3. Whisk it gently to a smooth batter, without any lumps. Grease the tray with oil and dust with some flour all over, or line it with a butter paper.

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4. Pre-heat the oven for 10 minutes at 180c. Pour the batter in the tray and shake the pan on sides, so that the air bubble releases. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 180c. My cake was baked in 30 minutes itself. Allow it to cool and gently remove the cake from the tray.
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5. For Honey syrup

Add water in a pan with sugar and boil till sugar dissolves. Switch off flame, once the sugar syrup becomes warm pour honey, rose essence and mix well. Trim the edges and prick the cake all over with a tooth pick or fork gently. Now pour the honey syrup over the cake. The cake will absorb all the syrup very soon.
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6. For Jam Topping

In a pan melt jam and sugar till it becomes thin. Spread the jam all over the cake immediately. If it cools down, it will solidify (you can heat again and use). Sprinkle desiccated coconut over the cake and cut into pieces.
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Enjoy this delicious Indian bakery style cake at any time.


Indian Bakery Style

Indian Bakery Style


1. All purpose Flour can be replaced with wheat flour. But this eggless honey cake recipe taste good with APF.
2. Any basic vanilla cake /orange cake can be used for this recipe.
3. Orange juice can be replaced with milk, in that case use only orange essence for more flavour. 

4. A pinch of food color can also be added to the batter for nice color. But I didn’t use any color.
5. Baking time varies from oven to oven.
6. When making honey syrup, add honey to the sugar syrup only when it is warm.
7. Other jams like pineapple, strawberry etc can also be used. But I prefer mixed fruit jam.
8. Shelf life of this Indian bakery style cake is 2 days only as it is very moist.
9. After slicing the cake you can coat the cake with honey syrup and desiccated coconut even to the sides, as done in bakeries.
10. In bakeries, they add a pinch of chilli powder to the jam topping to get extra punch. But it is optional.

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Eggless Honey Cake Recipe

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Comments (6)

  1. posted by ss on January 24, 2017

    A small tip…pls dont heat honey …as per ayurveda it becomes a toxin if heated. Use jaggery instead.

  2. posted by Jayashree on January 25, 2017

    This is such a lovely cake ..Priya..awesome

    • posted by Priya Santhamohan on January 26, 2017

      Thank you Jayashree for your comments.

  3. posted by Priya Santhamohan on January 25, 2017

    Hi, I have added the honey to the sugar syrup ,when it becomes warm only and have mentioned it clearly in the tips also .Thanks for your tips.

  4. posted by Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen on January 26, 2017

    Such a pretty and yummy looking honey cake. I would love to have a huge slice right now.

    • posted by Priya Santhamohan on January 26, 2017

      Thank you Anu for your comments.


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