Budget Friendly

One-Bowl Vanilla Honey Cake

Prep

20 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

8

Oh boy, do I have a special treat for you today. Everyone loves cake. There is no question about that, and this Vanilla Honey Cake is sweet, and oh so delicious. It seriously is such a tasty sweet treat with ingredients you can feel good about. 

Easy Honey Cake with a slice out of it and topped with lush red strawberries.         

Why you’ll love this Vanilla Honey Cake: 

  • It’s made with simple ingredients you have in your pantry 
  • It’s a great alternative to a traditional cake
  • It’ll cure that sweet tooth you have 
  • It’s easy to make 
  • Can be made in just one bowl

Slice of delicious Vanilla Honey Cake made with BeeMaid Honey. Topped with fresh strawberries sitting on parchment paper.Slice of delicious Vanilla Honey Cake made with BeeMaid Honey. Topped with fresh strawberries sitting on parchment paper with a knife about to slice it.Drizzling honey on top of a Vanilla Honey Cake that is topped with fresh cut strawberries.Side angle of a Vanilla Honey Cake topped with fresh cut strawberries.

What’s the deal with creamed honey? 

For this recipe, I used BeeMaid Honey’s Creamed Honey.  I eat about 90-95% of the time a vegan and plant-based diet, however, I do make some exceptions when I want to eat something like honey which I love so much as a natural sweetener. I always trust BeeMaid Honey as my go-to because it’s a Canadian brand, and I love to support food producers in my own country. BeeMaid operates a bit different than a normal business as it’s a cooperative owned by 300 beekeepers across Canada. 

BeeMaid’s Creamed Honey gives a creamy, delicious flavour to this Vanilla Honey Cake and BeeMaid uses a special process for producing their creamed honey that makes it just melt in your mouth. It’s easy to spread on toast or throw into any recipe or as a natural sweetener in your morning coffee. 

Fun fact! Despite it’s name, there is no cream in creamed honey.

Bee Maid Honey sitting on cutting board with beautiful Honey Cake topped with strawberries.

Bee Maid Honey sitting on cutting board with beautiful sliced Honey Cake topped with strawberries.

How do they make creamed honey?

What makes creamed honey versus liquid honey that you may be more familiar with is that creamed honey has a different packing technique that BeeMaid uses. To pack this type of honey, they take a small amount of already creamed honey (called seed honey) and mix it with liquid honey which is essentially what comes straight from the hive. This is then churned and cooled on their packing line, then packed in containers and stored in a cool area for a few days. The result produces a smooth, even granulation effect throughout the honey, giving it a more creamed texture. 

For more on the process of making creamed honey, check out this blog post on BeeMaid’s website.

Yummy spring Vanilla Honey Cake sitting on a cutting board with fresh strawberries sliced on top.

Yummy spring Vanilla Honey Cake sitting on a cutting board with fresh strawberries sliced on top.

How do you make Vanilla Honey Cake? 

Okay, now the question you’ve all been asking (or thinking): HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS CAKE?! Well it’s worth the wait because it’s going to be so delicious. Here are the easy steps to get the perfect Honey Cake to enjoy:

  1. Preheat your oven and lightly grease two 9X9 baking tins (yes we’re making a layered cake baby)
  2. In a large bowl, mash together two bananas (you can use flax eggs if you don’t like bananas)
  3. To the same bowl, add your vegan yogurt, almond milk, vanilla, honey, oil, and brown sugar. Stir it all up until well combined!
  4. Add almond flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt, and stir it in with the other ingredients 
  5. Transfer and divide the batter evenly between your tins and bake these up for 25-30 minutes 
  6. Place cake onto the counter to let it cool for at least 5 minutes before you remove them from the tins 

How do you layer this lovely Honey Cake?

Now for the fun part, time to assemble your Vanilla Honey Cake. You’re going to want to place the first cake on a flat surface or cake stand, layer on some of your coco whip and place the other layer on top. To the top of the cake, add more of that delicious, creamy (and vegan) coco whip, PLUS 1/4 cup more of your honey warmed up so you can easily drizzle it across. For garnish, add fresh thyme and gorgeous seasonal berries on top. 

This cake will look impressive AND taste impressive. Voila! 

Let me know what you think of this cake when you make it! Don’t forget to leave a review and/or a comment 🙂 

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1-Bowl Vanilla Honey Cake

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Budget Friendly, Kid Friendly, Sweet Treats
  • Cuisine: Plant-Based Baking

Description

A lovely spring Vanilla Honey Cake that can be easily made in just one bowl. It has creamy coco whip, and is so darn delicious.


Scale

Ingredients

2 large bananas – very ripe, mashed

1 cup vegan yogurt

1/2 cup of almond milk

1 tbsp vanilla

1/4 cup Bee Maid Honey, Creamed Honey

3 tbsp coconut oil – melted

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cup almond flour

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

pinch of sea salt

Toppings/for assembly:

fresh berries of choice

1/4 cup Bee Maid Honey, Creamed Honey – lightly warmed

Fresh thyme

Coco whip or “Cream Cheese” Frosting


Instructions

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease two 9 X 9 baking tins with vegan margarine or butter.  Around 1 tbsp. total.

Into a large mixing bowl, mash together the two bananas.

To the bowl, add vegan yogurt, almond milk, vanilla, creamed honey, coconut oil and brown sugar.  Stir aggressively till well combined.  You can stir for up to 1 minute.

To the bowl, add the almond flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt.  Stir till well combined and no clumps are in the batter.

Transfer/divide the batter evenly between the two cake tins and bake for 25-30 minutes. The cake is ready when you poke a toothpick into the cake and it comes out clean.

Place cake onto the counter and cool for 5 minutes before removing from tins.

Assemble cake by placing the first layer of cake onto a flat surface, cake stand or plate.  Layer on some coco whip or cream cheese frosting and place the other layer of cake on top. To the top cake, add more coco whip or cream cheese frosting, 1/4 cup creamed honey (warmed and drizzled) and then add fresh thyme and gorgeous berries on top.


Notes

If you do not like Bananas, use 2 vegan eggs or 2 regular eggs.

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Joseph Aminzada

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but no one ever said anything about cakes! This one is truly as good as it looks 👌

An absolute banger 10/10 would eat again 💯

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much for the love, Joe!!! We’re so happy you love this cake as much as we do!

Michelle

Soooo good! Hits the spot, perfect option for an alternative birthday or celebration cake… easy one to make to impress your friends!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Michelle!

Elisa

This is the perfect hot day dessert! Not too sweet just perfect!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS thank you so much, Elisa!!!!!!

Stephanie

This looks great! Will be making this for our Midsummer celebrations next week!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for your love, Stephanie! Please let me know how it goes!

Kathy Lower

This is such a great cake! We ate it all in one day!! My daughter made it in celebration of my son’s last day of college during quarantine. She made a few changes like using a vegan dark chocolate ganache glaze for the frosting. She then sprinkled it with coconut chips – it was delicious. Paired with raspberries would also be good! This is a keeper recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Oh wow, this sounds so wonderful!! Congratulations to your son!!! Thank you for your support, this makes me so happy!

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