Indian Bakery Style Honey Cake

Bakery style honey cake


  1. Yoghurt – 1 cup

Sugar – 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp

Baking powder – 1 1/4 tsp

Baking soda – 1/2 tsp

2. Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Oil – 1/2 cup

Salt – 1/4 tsp

3. All purpose flour / Maida – 1.5 cup

4. Sugar – 3 tbsp

Water – 1/4 cup

Honey – 1 tbsp

Rose water – 1/4 tsp

5. Mixed fruit jam / any jam you prefer – 1/3 cup

Sugar or honey – 2 tsp

6. Desiccated coconut – 3 tbsp


  1. Preheat oven at 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, using a whisk, combine yoghurt with sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside for two minutes.
  3. Add vanilla extract, oil and salt to yoghurt mix. Whisk gently to combine. Add a pinch of cardamom powder, all purpose flour in 2 – 3 batches and mix gently. Pour the batter into a parchment lined cake pan (8 inch square pan).

     4. Bake at 350 F for about 37 – 40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking pan for about 10  – 15 minutes. Remove cake from the pan. Cool for at least 30 minutes.

Prick holes on the cake using a tooth pick / skewer. You can trim the sides of the cake, if you want.

5. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook for a minute over low heat. Switch off. Add 1 tbsp honey, 1/4 tsp rose water and mix well. Pour over the cake and spread uniformly.

6. In the same saucepan, add 1/3 cup jam and 1 tsp sugar / honey. Cook over low-medium heat until jam melts. Spread it over the cake. Sprinkle desiccated coconut on top. Set aside for 15 minutes. Slice and enjoy..refrigerate leftovers.

Bakery Style Honey Cake

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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