Honey Cardamom Cake with Orange Cream



  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Sue Bee® Honey
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons whole milk


  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® honey
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® honey
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • Confectionary sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Spray 13 x 9 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cardamom, baking soda and 1/2 tsp. salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Sue Bee® honey and butter at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating 1 minute after each addition.
  • Add dry ingredients alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  • Spread evenly in pan.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, stir together syrup ingredients.
  • With wooden skewer, poke holes in cake, poking through to the bottom of the pan.
  • Brush cake with syrup.
  • Cool completely.
  • In medium bowl, beat cream at medium high speed until soft peaks form.
  • Add 1/4 cup Sue Bee® honey and orange concentrate beating just until blended.
  • Serve cake with cream.
  • Store in refrigerator.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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