Feel. Bake. Better.
Sitting outside in the warm sun after a long, dark stretch is a mood. It’s a welcomed relief to see the sun shining, to notice the green grass, and enjoy the sweet smell in the air. It’s too lovely to leave. If it could be bottled, it would be like releasing a breath of fresh air anytime you need it. Since it can’t be, maybe it can be enjoyed another way...
What if this bright mood could be baked into a deliciously fluffy, summery cake? A cake to be enjoyed as a little ray of sunshine on a dark day. What’s better than reminding yourself the dark days, they don’t last? You are going to get yourself through it. Spread this sunny mood (and bake)!
And bake cake. Delightful cake. Golden honey cake.
that’s enticingly soft and fluffy,
with a delicate sweet and light flavour,
that’s simple (in ingredients and steps) but satisfying (in all ways),
that takes the mood and embraces it,
and that tastes like caramelized sunshine’s been poured into cake.
- Honey Loaf Cake
- Fluffy, Sweet, Caramelized
Prep time: 15 minutes, Bake time: 55-65 minutes
Makes 1 loaf cake
- 2 cups (304 g) all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¾ cup (160 g) sugar
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup honey
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk
Sunshine on the go...
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder into a medium bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer beat the oil and sugar together for about a minute. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating at high speed for each, until the mixture is light.
Stir in the honey, vanilla, and milk.
The perfect mix of sweet, flavourful, sunshine.
Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes. It’s ready when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
This cake, while deep and sweet, is only meant to be symbolic - a reminder of warm, sunny days, and your own strength. It’s all you!
(Recipe and Photos courtesy of Emotional Baking©)
Feel. Bake. Better.
It’s not just about baking something to get you through the day.
It’s not about eating the whole tray to feel better.
It’s about getting lost in the process.
It’s about enjoying every moment.
It’s about sharing it with people that support and care about you.
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
A note for anyone who needs it:
Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
If you’re struggling in any way,
If you feel alone or you need help,
Contact your primary care physician or follow the links below to find help in your area. You are never alone!
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