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Honey Lemon Cake

refreshing honey lemon cake summer dessert recipe

There are three kinds of people – those who love cake, those who love icing and those who will eat anything sweet are equal opportunity dessert eaters who will consume it all with no regrets. Can you guess which I am? If I have a pile of icing on my cupcake, I will devour it in a heartbeat, but that’s also how I had to become a calorie counter. Now when I go for something sweet I take a couple hints from my Grandma – everything in moderation and a little drizzle of glaze never hurt anyone. This honey lemon cake is the perfect duo – a hint of something sweet, but not too much!

honey lemon cake refreshing summer dessert recipe

One of my Grandma’s favorite desserts to make {aside from pie, she always had 10 in the freezer “just in case”} was angel food cake. I always enjoyed it – simple, sweet, and topped with a beautiful glaze. Angel food cake is beautiful, right out of the bundt pan and it takes absolutely no effort to drizzle it with glaze.

summer dessert recipe - honey lemon cake

This honey lemon cake is just as simple and beautiful, without any additional effort. I used this beehive cakelet pan, but any muffin tin will do, too!

Honey Lemon Cake

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 17 mins Total Time 27 mins
Yields 12



Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Grease and flour tin and set aside.

In a mixer/mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar and honey. Add eggs.

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.

Gradually add in to wet mixture.

Fill tins 3/4 full and bake 17 minutes. 

Cool 15 minutes and invert onto plates and top with lemon glaze {combine and vanilla, milk and lemon juice to make}.

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*recipe adapted from Nordicware

In addition to this honey lemon cake, you’ll also enjoy my 2 ingredient honey lemonade recipe – it’s so refreshing! You can see more of this table setting here.


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entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner



14 comments on “Honey Lemon Cake”

  1. Hi Julie,
    The cake looks delicious. I love the table cloth and placemat. Where can I shop for those? Everything looks beautiful. Thanks.

  2. Can you just come to my house and bake for me!? I know I say this everytime, but everything you post always looks so yummy! I only wish it would turn out that way for me!

  3. Hi Julie,

    I love the tablecloth and placemat. Beautiful pictures!!! Where can I can purchase those?


  4. Thanks so much!!!

  5. I love sweets, especially lemon sweets!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  6. Hi Julie, it’s Cheryl, I was looking for the Lemon Glaze receipe but couldn’t access it, can you help. P.S. I ordered some napkins, looking forward to using them !

  7. Could I just bake this in a 9″ round cake pan? Or possibly 2?

  8. What about a pretty bundt pan, or a tube? The small ones you used are not available now, which makes me really sad ~ it’s so cute! I didn’t check to see how many little cakes the recipe makes, so I didn’t know if there’s enough batter/a full recipe … Thanks! This looks great, and now I’m off to see the lemon glaze!

    • Either works beautifully! You can double the recipe for a large binder. Sorry to hear they’re no longer available! You can also use any cupcake or mini Bundts pans.

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