Naylet LaRochelle’s Sticky Honey Walnut Orange Cake entry in the Sue Bee Honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!

Sticky Honey Walnut Orange Cake
Serves 8
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Cake
  1. 1/4 cup Sue BeeĀ® Clover Honey
  2. 1 3/4 cups flour
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  6. 3/4 cup butter
  7. 1 1/4 cup sugar
  8. 3 eggs
  9. 3/4 cup orange juice
  10. 1/4 cup milk
  11. 1 tablespoon orange zest
  12. 1 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
Honey Glaze
  1. 1/2 cup Sue Bee Honey Clover
  2. 1/4 cup orange juice
  3. 1/4 cup butter
  4. 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  5. 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  6. 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Generously spray a 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, using a stand up mixer or hand mixer, beat 3/4 cup butter until light and fluffy.
  5. Add 1 1/4 cup sugar; beat until combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating in between each addition. Add 1/4 cup Sue Bee Honey, 3/4 cup orange juice, milk, orange zest and ginger. Beat until well-combined. Gradually add flour mixture, beating on low speed until combined.
  6. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  7. Using a knife, loosen edges of cake. Invert pan onto a wire rack.
  8. Make the honey glaze. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, corn syrup and 1/2 cup Sue Bee Honey. Cook, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat Stir in walnuts.
  9. Spoon walnut-honey mixture over warm cake. If desired, garnish with orange zest curls.
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