Sticky Honey Walnut Orange Cake

Naylet LaRochelle’s Sticky Honey Walnut Orange Cake entry in the Sue Bee® honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!



  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® Clover Honey
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger

Honey Glaze

  • 1/2 cup Sue Bee® honey Clover
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Generously spray a 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large bowl, using a stand up mixer or hand mixer, beat 3/4 cup butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add 1 1/4 cup sugar; beat until combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating in between each addition. Add 1/4 cup Sue Bee® honey, 3/4 cup orange juice, milk, orange zest and ginger. Beat until well-combined. Gradually add flour mixture, beating on low speed until combined.
  • Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  • Using a knife, loosen edges of cake. Invert pan onto a wire rack.
  • Make the honey glaze. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, corn syrup and 1/2 cup Sue Bee® honey. Cook, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat Stir in walnuts.
  • Spoon walnut-honey mixture over warm cake. If desired, garnish with orange zest curls.
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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