The theme for this month's Home Bakers Challenge, a monthly baking group started by Priya, is Arabic Bakes. Rafeeda of The Big Sweet Tooth suggested both savory and sweet bakes for this challenge. Out of her wonderful choices, I baked this melt in mouth honey and almond cake.
Honey cake is very popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, with nearly every Middle Eastern country having a variation of their own. This Arabic inspired honey cake has a soft and fluffy base topped with honey and caramelized almonds. The half-baked cake absorbs all the syrup, turning the cake super soft and moist. This cake is perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.
Notes and Tips
- While pouring the syrup on the cake, start from the sides and pour slowly.