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Jul 162015
 
Orange Blossom Honey Nut and Blueberry cake

Orange Blossom Honey Nut and Blueberry cake

As much as I love baking and decorating really fancy cakes for others to eat, my personal favorites are cakes that have no icing, are not overly sweet and have a slightly chewy baked on crust. The cakes that are old fashioned and rustic. The cakes you can leave on the counter and cut a slice when you want and eat it from your hand. Cakes that remind me of Dolly didi and her pressure cooker cakes, of joys in all things simple.

Orange Blossom Honey Nut and Blueberry cake
I know I am going on a nostalgic trip, but it’s been that kind of a week. When I feel overwhelmed, I bake. And so I baked this bundt cake with the flavors I love and added no icing. After all it was a cake for me to help me put myself in better spirits and take life one day at a time. Not everything in life has to be complicated. Least of all a bundt cake.
The Orange Blossom Honey Nut and Blueberry cake has a much pronounced taste of honey. So use your favorite honey. Also I used orange blossom and honey syrup to douse the cake in. The result is sublime!

Orange Blossom Honey Nut and Blueberry cake

I suggest that you don’t let the simple looks of this cake make the decision about the flavor. It’s simple but so very flavorful and hence my choice of cake to share with the #Bundtbakers for July. Our host this month is Shilpi and her theme is a a combination of fruit and nut. Thank you for hosting Shilpi. It was a wonderful theme.

Orange Blossom Honey Nut and Blueberry cake
 So, who are the bundt bakers!!
BundtBakers

#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 of 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.

Here are the Bundt cakes that everyone baked this month :-
Updated Link lists for July 2015- Fruits and Nuts

Orange Blossom Honey Nut and Blueberry Cake #Bundtbakers

Orange Blossom Honey Nut and Blueberry Cake #Bundtbakers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 C honey
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 C almond flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 C frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 C slivered almonds
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 3 Tbs Orange Blossom water

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° and prepare a Bundt Pan with butter and flour.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar until light in color and texture.
  3. Add the honey and mix well. Add in eggs one at a time, then the honey, lemon juice and zest. Mix until smooth.
  4. Add the flour, almond flour,baking powder and salt. Stir to mix but do not over mix.
  5. Fold in the blueberries into the batter with a spatula.
  6. Sprinkle the almonds at the base of the bundt pan.
  7. Spread the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Smooth out the top.
  8. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes until cake tester comes out clean
  9. Allow to cool in pan before unmoulding. After you unmold the cake, mix the 2 tbs honey and orange blossom water into a syrup consistency and brush it on to the cake.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Zoe Bakes

http://www.spiceroots.com/orange-blossom-honey-nut-and-blueberry-cake-bundtbakers/

  7 Responses to “Orange Blossom Honey Nut and Blueberry Cake #Bundtbakers”

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  1. please subscribe me to your blog on Pinterest.

     
  2. What absolutely outstanding cake. This sounds gorgeous and flavorful. I the beautiful golden color and texture…perfect! xo, Catherine

     
  3. W-O-W! You have so many wonderful things going on in this cake! Honey, lemon, almonds, blueberries, orange blossoms…

    This cake must have a very complex flavor profile. Looks wonderful!

     
  4. That is one beautiful bundt! Although I usually love the sweetness of a glaze, I’m with you on simplicity… that loaf/bundt cake sitting on the counter that you dig into every time you go to the kitchen. Before you know it the whole thing is gone. The BEST. I love the flavour combination here, it sounds and looks delicious!

     
  5. This is a wonderful example of a ‘rustic’ cake, it looks so good and I can imagine thanks to that beautiful flavour honey, packed full of yumminess.

     
  6. I like the combination, In fact, I love the blueberries in a cake, so I must be delicious with the honey!!

     
  7. Those beautiful blueberry pockets look so great. I love the tight crumb on this! Honey, nuts, and blueberries sound like a perfect summer combination. 🙂

     

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