The Ball & Daisy Chain

This is a homemaker's guide from a young homemaker. As a newly wed, I am filling our home with unique, creative, antique and homemade elements. This blog is my creative outlet for navigating the newlywed life, and this collection is meant to share my ideas and advice with other homemakers. Please enjoy, and let me know what you think!

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J and I have been on vacation in Savannah, Ga for the past week, enjoying sun, friends and shopping.  One of the coolest stores we found was The Savannah Bee Company.

The store is downtown, and sells several different types on honey (which they let you taste while you’re there)!  The winter white honey is a whipped honey, which tastes a little bit like frosting.  This whipped honey inspired the idea for the honey glaze on this cake.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 2/3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

First, preheat your oven to 375 deg. F and grease a loaf pan.  Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and ground almonds and set aside.  I used my food processor to grind the almonds.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the almond extract and 1 2/3 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the 1 cup milk.

Pour batter into the loaf pan.

Bake for 45 minutes, and cool on a wire rack.

To make the glaze, whip the honey and vanilla extract.  For the glaze I used store bought local honey.

Serve the cake with the honey glaze, and enjoy!

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