Bee Sting Cake

If you like honey, then this Bee Sting Cake is the cake for you -- it's in the batter, the topping and filling. The topping is a honey-butter-almond topping, which creates a crispy, crackly top. It is sooo good.


If you like honey, then this Bee Sting Cake is the cake for you -- it's in the batter, the topping and filling. The topping is a honey-butter-almond topping, which creates a crispy, crackly top. It is sooo good.

If you like honey, then this Bee Sting Cake is the cake for you — it’s in the batter, the topping and filling. The topping is a honey-butter-almond topping, which creates a crispy, crackly top. It is sooo good.



If you like honey, then this Bee Sting Cake is the cake for you -- it's in the batter, the topping and filling. The topping is a honey-butter-almond topping, which creates a crispy, crackly top. It is sooo good.

Bee Sting Cake

Yield: About 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

If you like honey, then this Bee Sting Cake is the cake for you -- it's in the batter, the topping and filling. The topping is a honey-butter-almond topping, which creates a crispy, crackly top. It is sooo good.

Ingredients

Topping:

  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Cake:

  • 1 3/4 cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) butter, slightly softened
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

Filling:

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large beaten egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


Instructions

  1. For the Topping: In a medium saucepan, melt butter and honey. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Add vanilla and almonds, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. For the Cake: Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cut a parchment circle to fit the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Coat pan bottom and sides with cooking spray. Place parchment circle in bottom of pan.
  3. Combine 1 3/4 cups flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream 4 ounces butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in 5 tablespoons sugar, about 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup honey and beat 1 more minute.
  4. Blend in eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Add vanilla and half the flour mixture, and mix briefly. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add milk, then remaining flour, beating briefly after each addition.
  5. Scrape into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle top with remaining 1 tablespoon flour, then pat top of cake smooth with your hand. Pour topping over batter, gently spreading evenly. Place pan on a baking sheet and bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick tests clean. Do not overbake. Cool cake in pan completely on a wire rack.
  6. For the Filling: In the top of a double boiler over medium heat, combine cornstarch, milk and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir constantly until thickened, at least 3 minutes. Add in 1 beaten egg and keep stirring constantly for about 2 minutes until very thick. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract, if using.
  7. Chill in an ice-water bath, stirring occasionally. Place plastic wrap in direct contact with surface of pastry cream and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour.
  8. Whip the cream with the cream of tartar and confectioners' sugar until stiff. Add a dollop of cream to the pastry cream and stir to lighten the cream. Then fold in remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate while you prepare to assemble the cake.
  9. Run a knife around the edges of the cooled cake and remove the springform ring. Invert cake onto a plate. Peel off the parchment paper and invert again on a serving platter, so the almond side is showing. Cut cake in half horizontally and fill with pastry cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 483Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 135mgSodium 382mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 1gSugar 48gProtein 7g

Nutrition data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate.



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