Sink your teeth into this super moist, fluffy, juicy, sweet and just-like-the-iyengar-bakery-style Honey Cake that is so irresistible. You’d be surprised how incredibly similar it is to the bakery style cake. And just how easy it is to make at home.
Honey cake, Iyengar bakery style, is an emotion and I’m sure you all agree with me. No matter how fancy the modern day cakes are, this humble honey cake is something you can never get enough of. People in Karnataka, esp in Bangalore, Mysore and Hassan where it is said to have originated in the late 50’s can never get enough of it.
I remember the days when birthday parties in the 90’s featured honey cakes/butter cream cakes, chips and puffs that were served as snacks to the kids back then, much before the pastry cakes took over the world of birthdays by a storm.
I really miss those days and how everything has changed now. Come to think of it, its amazing how the Iyengar Bakeries in the yesteryear transformed something like a simple honey cake and masala toast bread to a totally Indianized version and how it became puzzlingly popular across the masses. The enduring demand for them testifies the indefatigable success against mounting odds of the pastry culture that almost swept the iyengar bakery world at one point.
Even to this day, the Iyengar bakery style honey cake is a popular item on the menu and picked by most people over the pastry cakes for its sheer simplicity and delicious flavours. Also, this ain’t so heavy as the pastry cakes since there’s no frosting involved.
No matter how old we get we can never outgrow the love for honey cake and remains an iconic representation of the Iyengar bakery and the classic example of an undying legacy that is posted for posterity.
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Eggless Honey Cake | Iyengar Bakery Style
Sink your teeth into this super moist, fluffy, juicy, sweet and just-like-the-iyengar-bakery-style classic Honey Cake that is so irresistible. You'd be surprised how incredibly similar it is to the bakeries. And just how easy it is to make at home.
- It is very important to keep the curd in room temperature so that the sugar dissolves completely. Otherwise the cake becomes too dense or doesn't bake evenly.
- You can use strawberry jam instead of mixed fruit jam as well.
- Ensure that the honey syrup is carefully dipped across the cake so that it soaks evenly.