Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bee Hive Cake

This is one of the recipes that I love the most.  It is not overly sweet and of course does not use frosting.  The only part that I think would take some time is getting the sugar to caramelize.  Other than that pour everything together and whisk whisk and bake.  I have been making this for so many years now.  Some people usually steam the cake but I truly prefer baking it.


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 stick butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tin condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 egg

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Spray nonstick spray and line a 8 by 8 in square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized frying pan, spray nonstick spray. On low heat fry the sugar till it melts and turns to golden brown, honey like color.  Make sure the heat is on very very low, slow pour in the 1 cup water and add in the butter. Leave it undisturbed for 10 minutes.  Off the heat.  Let cool completely.  Be very careful not to get the caramel on your hands, it can hurt real bad.
  • In a bowl, crack the eggs.  Using wire whisk or hand mixer beat the eggs slightly, add the condensed milk and beat slightly.  Sift in the flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly pour in the cooled caramel.  Using either the whisk or hand mixer beat till all is combined.
  • Pour into the prepared cake tin.  Bake for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on the oven.  Use a toothpick and check if its done.  This cake is best eaten the next day. 

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