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Portuguese Honey Cake (Bolo de Mel) Recipe


This Portuguese honey cake (bolo de mel) recipe, is a traditional dessert originating from Madeira, Portugal. This rich, spiced cake incorporates honey, cinnamon, cloves, and sometimes even port wine, imbuing it with a unique, deep flavor.
Portuguese Honey Cake (Bolo de Mel) Recipe


Preparation time 15 min
Cooking Time 45 min
Ready In1 h
Level of DifficultyVery Easy
Servings8

Ingredients

3/4 cup (175ml) of honey250g of sugar250g of flour125g of butter (melted)4 eggs1 tsp of baking soda1 tsp of ground cinnamon1/2 tsp of ground cloves1/2 tsp of ground nutmegA pinch of saltZest of 1 orangeZest of 1 lemon
3/4 cup (175ml) of honey250g of sugar250g of flour125g of butter (melted)4 eggs1 tsp of baking soda1 tsp of ground cinnamon1/2 tsp of ground cloves1/2 tsp of ground nutmegA pinch of saltZest of 1 orangeZest of 1 lemon
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease a bundt pan or a round cake tin with butter and lightly dust it with flour.

  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well and set aside.

  3. Melt Butter with Honey: In a saucepan, melt the butter on low heat and add the honey. Stir until well combined.

  4. Whisk Eggs and Sugar: In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.

  5. Combine Mixtures: Slowly pour the melted butter and honey mixture into the eggs and sugar, whisking continuously. Once combined, fold in the dry ingredients, mixing until you get a smooth batter.

  6. Add Zests and Optional Ingredients: Stir in the orange and lemon zests. If you're using walnuts, almonds, or raisins, fold them into the batter at this stage.

  7. Bake the Cake: Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan or cake tin. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  8. Cool and Serve: Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Afterward, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

  9. Serve: Once cooled, transfer the cake to a serving dish, slice, and enjoy!

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