I am looking for ideas for a honey cake and/or honey icing. What other flavors go well with honey? If I made a honey icing, what type of cake would you think pairs well with that?
I looked through the recipe index and there are several on there, but none have reviews.
Thanks for any help!
Honey cake is great flavored with citrus, lemon or orange. I use a thin orange honey glaze over a honey orange cake.
I make a honey IMBC by substituting cooked honey in place of the cooked sugar. Although I don't cook the honey to 238. I cook it until it bubbles, not boiling.
It is a bit looser than regular IMBC so I have only used it as a filling in an Earl Grey Tea cake and a Matcha Green Tea Cake. It was absolutely delicious especially since it was so sweet and the tea in the cake was a little bitter.
To make the tea flavored cake I use my favorite vanilla cake recipe and add an envelope of "matcha latte mix" that you can get at an Asian grocery store, for the earl grey I take a couple of tea bags and grind the tea into a powder with a pestle and mortar.
I suppose if I reduced the amount of honey it might solve the problem of the IMBC being a bit loose.
Thanks for the suggestions! I guess I will have to do some experimenting and see what I like best. I appreciate the help.