If you like crunchy honey nut granola in the morning, you’ll love this 11am granola. Our Honey Almond Crunch Honey Cake is a delicious treat that combines the rich sweetness of honey with a satisfying almond crunch. This moist and tender cake is infused with the irresistible taste of golden honey for a delicious texture that melts in your mouth. The honey almond crunch adds a delicious crunchy touch, making every bite a delicious symphony of flavor and texture. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, this honey cake is a delicious treat that will satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more, bite by bite.
- 175g lightly salted butter, softened, plus a little butter for greasing
- 85g clear honey (I used blossom honey), plus 4 tbsp for drizzling and a little more for serving
- 85g powdered sugar
- 85g ground almonds
- 200g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 100 ml natural yogurt
- 2 large eggs, one separated, plus 1 additional egg white
- 85g almond flakes
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.
- Grease a 900g loaf tin and place a strip of baking paper over it, overhanging either end – this will make it easier to lift the cake out when it’s ready.
- Place butter, honey, powdered sugar, ground almonds, flour, baking powder, bicarb and yogurt in a large mixing bowl.
- Place the egg whites in another small bowl. Add the egg yolk and remaining whole egg with all other ingredients.
- Beat the egg white until stiff.
- Add your electric beater to the other bowl with the ingredients and beat until smooth.
- Stir in a third of the egg white, carefully fold in the rest with a wooden spoon.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, sprinkle over the flaked almonds and bake on the middle to lower rack of the oven for 55 minutes, until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove the cake from the oven.
- Drizzle quickly with 2 tablespoons of honey and sprinkle with a small pinch of fine salt.
- Place in the oven again for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, drizzle with 2 more tablespoons of honey and then let cool in the tin on a wire rack.
- Use a knife to loosen stuck almonds from the edge. Then, using the parchment overhangs, carefully lift the cake out of the pan.
- Eat in slices, drizzle with a little honey if desired.
Equipment and tools
For this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:
- Measurement scales
- mixing bowls
- Whisk or electric mixer
- Wooden spoon or spatula
- Round cake tin
- Baking paper or parchment
- Cooling rack
- Basting brush
This honey cake with honey almond crunch contains the following allergens:
- Butter (contains lactose)
- Honey (pay attention to information about allergens as these can vary)
- powdered sugar
- Ground almonds (contains nuts)
- Plain flour (contains gluten)
- Baking soda
- baking powder
- Natural yogurt (contains lactose)
- Almond flakes (contains nuts)
Storage and leftovers
This Honey Almond Crunch Honey Cake will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you wish, you can also freeze the cake for later enjoyment.
If you have leftovers, you can wrap them in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Before serving leftovers, you can warm the cake for a few seconds in the microwave or gently reheat it in the oven for a few minutes to restore its freshness and texture.
Remember to drizzle some extra honey on top before serving!
Health Benefits of Honey Cake with Honey Almond Crunch
Honey cake with honey almond crunch not only delights the taste buds but also offers various health benefits. Packed with natural ingredients like honey, almonds and yogurt, this delicious treat can contribute to your overall well-being.
1. Rich in antioxidants
Honey, one of the main ingredients in this cake, is a powerhouse of antioxidants. These antioxidants help fight harmful free radicals in the body that cause oxidative stress and can lead to various chronic diseases. Including honey in your diet can improve health and strengthen the immune system.
2. Nutrient rich
The combination of ground almonds, flaked almonds and flour provides a good amount of essential nutrients. Almonds are an excellent source of healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamin E and minerals such as magnesium and calcium. These nutrients are important for maintaining cardiovascular health, supporting brain function and promoting bone strength.
3. Natural sweetener
Unlike refined sugar, honey is a natural sweetener that offers a healthier alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth. It has a lower glycemic index, meaning it has a smaller impact on blood sugar levels compared to regular sugar. This can be particularly beneficial for people with diabetes or anyone who wants to control their blood sugar levels.
4. Digestive aid
Yogurt is an important component of this cake and provides probiotics that can aid digestion. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that promote a healthy gut microbiome and improve digestion, nutrient absorption and overall gut health. Including yogurt in your diet can help relieve digestive problems and support a balanced digestive system.
5. Heart friendly
Using lightly salted butter and yogurt in this cake may provide heart-healthy benefits. Moderate consumption of healthy fats, such as those found in butter and almonds, may contribute to cardiovascular health by improving cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of heart disease.
6. Energy source
The combination of carbohydrates from flour and the natural sugars in honey ensures a quick and sustained release of energy. This can make Honey Almond Crunch Cake a great snack option for people who need an energy boost or for athletes who need extra energy before a workout.
7. Crispy goodness
Finally, the flaked almonds, which give this cake its delicious crunch, provide an extra dose of nutrients. Almonds are known to be an excellent source of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that promotes healthy skin, boosts the immune system and supports eye health.
Because of its delicious taste and numerous health benefits, enjoying a slice of honey cake with honey almond crunch can be a guilt-free treat. So go ahead, enjoy this delicious dessert and pamper your body with natural delicacies at the same time!