There are always those lovely memories that you keep thinking about. One of my memories is of having the Honey Sponge Cake in Leo Fortune Bakery in Adyar, Chennai. Just thinking of the cake makes me drool!!! Call me a foodie :-) Nowhere else have I seen that cake so soft and moist. I wanted to check if that recipe was available in the internet but nowhere could I find it. I hit upon a link for Honey Sponge Cake recipe. But let me tell you, this is nowhere similar to the Leo Fortune cake. Anyways I decided to try it and this is one recipe which is going to stay since it does not involve baking :-). Here is my adaptation of Honey Sponge Cake:
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 2 tsp
Butter - 3 tbsp
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Honey - 3 tbsp
Vinegar - 2 tbsp
Vanilla Essence - 1 tbsp
Serves: 4 adults
Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Keep aside. In a bowl, add melted butter and sugar and mix well. Add honey and vanilla essence. Beat well. Add vinegar and mix well. Add the flour mixture, little by little. Mix well after each addition. The batter is ready once the dry and wet ingredients are combined together. Pour this to a well greased dish and cover it with an aluminium foil (see notes). Place the dish on a steamer and steam on low flame for 35-45 minutes. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes.You can drizzle it with honey if required.
Eggless Honey Sponge Cake is ready and yummy...that too without baking!!!
- I would have reduced the quantity of sugar since it was too sweet for me.
- I did not drizzle it with honey at the end. Still I was able to get the lovely glaze on top of the cake.
- The cake hardened a bit on the next day. It is best served when warm.
- I forgot to use the aluminium foil as mentioned in the original recipe. I dont know what difference that makes though, since the cake anyways came out good.
This being a no-bake cake, I am sending this to Apy Cooking's No Bake Event.