Remembering is easy, it’s forgetting that’s hard.- Brodi Ashton
Standing behind the iron railed balcony, I would look at the clock to turn 3.45 p.m. My aunt’s office bus would drop her off at the end of the road. I could see her walk from the corner, a little tired but glad to get home. For a 9 year old that was a long 3 minutes to wait. The moment she reached within eyesight, all I was interested in was if she had a plastic bag in her hands. If she did, I could not contain my happiness. I knew what she got for us. It would either be the Apple cake or Honey cake. After patiently waiting for her to serve it to us, it was so hard not to eat the cake fast. I would take small bites, slowing down as I get to the bottom of the cake, which, by the way, was the best. It was juicy, coconutty, sweet and heavenly.
When I think of this cake, I can feel the taste and my mouth waters immediately.
This was way way back then..feels like yesterday. Fast forward and my boy shares the same passion for this cake as I do. He wishes for this cake to be a’surprise’ family birthday cake every year. I guess, he secretly doesn’t want to share it with anyone(can’t blame him)..:)
This was quite a popular cake in Bangalore(Southern part of India), which is known as the Iyengar Bakery Honey Cake.
What’s a girl to do when she craves this in the middle of the day now…now that she is way way way away from home town. Of course GOOGLE it and get to the bottom of the recipe, which I did. I’ve probably made this 17 times in the last few years. It’s special.
It almost tastes the same and an absolute favorite among friends too. You have to try it, if you love honey and coconut, this might be something you will fall in love with. I Love my Honey, coconut and this cake.
This version is quite different compared to the Jewish HONEY CAKE which is quite popular here.
It’s a sponge cake doused with orange, honey, cardamom syrup. The cake sits with the sweet syrup on top, slowly getting soaked in. The more it soaks, the better it gets. Perfect for potlucks, make it the previous day and take it to a friend place, scoop it or cut it, it’s good anyway.
ENJOY YOUR LONG WEEKEND!!
Yes, I haven’t forgotten. Thanks a lot for commenting on my 50th post and the winner of the giveaway is VEGAN MIAM. Congrats and thanks again for showing me some love, love you back.