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Honey Tea Cake

Happy Easter everyone.  I hope that your day is full of happiness and lots of chocolate bunnies.  Today, Alex and I are attending an Easter Tea party.
This is the perfect opportunity to break out my new cookbook.
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On page 94 – 95 I found the following recipe that I thought would be perfect for today’s festivities.

And I finally got all caught up with Joy the Baker podcast

Episode 44: More Woo than Woe

Honey Tea Cake
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Ingredients:

  • 2 & 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey, warmed and diluted with 2 tablespoons water to make a syrup
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Directions:
    • Liberally butter two 8-by-4-inch loaf pans and dust with flour.
    • Tap out excess flour

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a small bowl.
  • In another small bowl, stir together the egg yolks, whole eggs, cream, and vanilla.

 

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  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the dry ingredients and the sugar and mix on medium speed for 30 seconds.

 

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  • Reduce the speed to low, add the butter and half of the egg mixture, and beat until incorporated, about 2 minutes.

 

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  • Raise the speed to medium-high and beat for 2 minutes to add air to build structure.
  • Return the speed to low, add the remaining egg mixture, and beat until just incorporated, 2 to 3 minutes longer.

 

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  • Divided the batter between the prepared pans.

 

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  • Bake until the tops of the loaves are golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Transfer to wire racks and immediately brush the tops or drizzle with the honey syrup.

 

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  • Let cool for 20 minutes.
  • Run an offset spatula around the edges of the pans, invert the cakes onto the racks, and let cool for 20 minutes longer.

 

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  • Serve right away.

 

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