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Make a Honey Cake for the Nativity of John, the Baptist

Updated: Jun 20

A slice of cake drizzled with honey.

The Feast of the Nativity of John, the Baptist is coming up! Since John the Baptist is known to eat locusts and wild honey, celebrate this special day by making this delicious Honey Cake.

Honey Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup honey

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9-inch cast-iron skillet or cake pan.

In a large bowl, beat butter and honey until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in yogurt and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt; add to the butter mixture. Transfer batter to prepared skillet.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool completely in a pan on a wire rack. Serve with fruit, and additional honey if desired.


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