Honey Fruit Cake

honeycake

I end up creating this desserts and meals that I would have never thought of before, usually when I have other things to do that I don’t want to do. Mostly throwing together a bunch of ingredients and hoping that it turns out yummy. I nail it about 99% of the time, I won’t sat 100% because I have had some really big bombs before. But I will never admit that out loud. lol

But I digress, I wanted to make something that would make me feel warm and remind me that spring and summer were just around the corner. I love the winter but only when it snows and I live in an area where it doesn’t snow just get cold. 😦

The warm smell of honey and vanilla just makes your smile and then the burst of fruit flavor in every bite reminds you of the warmer weather that is coming. Even if you frozen fruit it still tastes yummy. 🙂

I used strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries more for the mixed fruit. Another yummy combo would be peaches and strawberries. I think that might be my next cake. 🙂

Warm Honey Fruit Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 1 1/2 ts baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup mixed fruit, fresh or frozen
  • 1/8 ts salt
  • 3 Tbs butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375˚F
  2. In a medium bowl comine flour, egg, sugar, honey, milk, baking powder, butter. Mix until everything is combined.
  3. Use a spring form plan. Spray the side and bottom of the pan. Pour cake batter into pan.
  4. Sprinkle fresh or frozen fruit on top of the cake. Do not press the fruit down.
  5. Place in the oven on the middle rack. Bake at 375˚F for 30-45 minutes or until done. Once baked cool cake on wire rack.
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Summertime Favorite

I have these memories about going to my Grandmother’s house in the summertime and in her back yard there would be wild strawberries growing. I can remember sitting picking and eating them one after another another. The memories of youth, I only hope that my children have as great as childhood memories as I do with the simple things.

Since then I have move to warmer climates and I have fresh strawberries just about everyday. What do you do with all those strawberries? Easy make Strawberry Shortcakes. Nothing tastes better then the simple things in life.

Strawberry Shortcake

  • 1 lb strawberries, hulled and diced
  • Sugar to taste
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 3 tbs water

Whip Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions:

 Take the diced strawberries and put them in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice and water. Give it a quick stir. Add a couple of tablespoons at a time to the strawberries. Sweetness to taste. But remember it is suppose to taste like strawberries and NOT like sugar with strawberry flavoring.

For the Whip Cream:

  1. In a deep mixing bowl, beat 1 cup heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar over cream; beat until soft peaks return. Do not over beat. Makes about 2 cups.

Tip: When making the whip cream make sure that the heavy cream is really really cold. And if you have time freeze the bowl and beaters. This will help the cream whip quickly and will increase its volume.