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Recipe: Simple Dutch Honeycake

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I am 100 percent Dutch as all four of my grandparents immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands. I love recipes that include my Dutch heritage, and this honeycake is SO good. It is also so easy to make, which makes it a winner in my book!

This is one of the most loved sweet treats in my family including among my siblings as well as among my cousins since this was always at all family gatherings.

It is simple, quick, and uses ingredients you would generally have on hand. This makes two loaves, but I often make several batches at a time. Although it has “cake” in the title, it is a sweet bread.

Since it is the weekend, we are doing a bunch of baking to prepare for the upcoming week. We use this as a snack or as a quick lunch item paired with cheese and crackers, vegetables, and fruit. It also freezes really well, so I often stock the freezer when making several batches at a time. You can throw it right in a kids’ lunch frozen in individual servings, and by lunchtime it will be just perfect.

Really, it’ can’t get much better.

I know your family will love this simple Dutch honeycake as much as mine does!

simple honey cake recipe



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For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon clovesIMG_3368

Mix everything all together well in mixer, and pour into two greased bread loaf pans.  The batter will be IMG_3369thick, that’s ok.  It will also only fill your loaf pans to halfway at best.  That’s ok, too, you can see that it rises nicely.  Bake at 300 for 50-60 minutes.  So good!IMG_3377_2IMG_3376_2

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