September 16, 2014

Honey Lemon Cake in a Bee Hive Cake Pan Mold for Family Movie Night

A few nights ago, I saw a bee hive cake pan mold on Pinterest one of my family members posted that looked awesome.  I finally found it here, and bought it.  The recipe for the honey lemon cake comes with the cake pan so I won’t post it but we didn’t use the icing recipes, but I’ll write about that later.  

Bee Hive Cake Pan Mold with Our Finished Cake

The Bee Hive Cake Pan Mold with Our Finished Cake

The cake pan was delivered this morning so I decided to make a bee hive cake and bring it to family movie night, where my four-year-old niece helped me ice the cake.  After much ado, we settled on a lemon zest twist and took an hour to hour-and-a-half to create the final product.  

It turned out great, though it is definitely a lot of sweetness and sugar.  It would be good in small bites for someone having hot tea or coffee, since the cake body has a fantastic consistency.  

For the lemon zest icing recipe, we took 6 cups of confectioner sugar, 2 teaspoons of freshly grated lemon rind, 6 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of lemon extract, 2 tablespoons of water, a couple of dashes of salt, and roughly 1/2 a cup of milk (depending on the thickness you want for the icing), all blended and whipped in a mixer.  We then added drops of yellow food coloring for visual effect.  To drizzle, you can heat the lemon icing in the microwave until it becomes runny, then pour it over the bee hive cake.  It will thicken in less than a minute.  

The Bee Hive Cake Pan Mold

The Bee Hive Cake Pan Mold

Preparing to Make Bee Hive Cake with Bee Hive Cake Pan Mold

Preparing to Make Bee Hive Cake with Bee Hive Cake Pan Mold ... We used fresh lemons for both lemon juice and lemon zest, honey, vanilla extract, butter, salt, sugar, and a host of other ingredients.

Bottle of Honey

This is a bottle of honey that we bought in Iowa a few years ago from a local organic farm. It seemed a good time to break the seal and put it to work.

Honey and Sugar Pouring

Mixing the honey, sugar, and butter for the cake batter mix ...

Mixing the Bee Hive Cake Batter

The cake batter was great ... the honey and lemon in it resulted in something between a regular cake batter and a pound cake batter. The taste was delicious.

Bee Hive Cake Pan Mix Cake Batter

Pouring the cake batter into the cake pans ...

Bee Hive Cake Baked in Cake Mold

Approximately 60 minutes later, the finished halves come out of the oven ...

Bee Hive Cake Out of the Oven

The two halves of the bee hive cake ...

Sealing the Honey Comb Bee Cake

We sealed the two halves together with the lemon frosting ...

Beginning to Pour Lemon Zest Icing

Then melted, and poured, the lemon zest icing over the bee hive cake ...

Pouring Icing Before Serving Cake

Until we completed the finished product and served it ...

The whole thing took very little time, relative to some of the other recipes we make, and it turned out really well.  Plus, it is a nice novelty to be able to serve at dinners, as you could easily refrigerate if you wanted to make several other shapes besides the bee hive cake.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Sharper/100000807088310 Matt Sharper

    this is epic!!! in Britain i think we would have had custard with it tho:) 

    • Joshua Kennon

      Oooo … custard would be good!  I might have to give that a try.  Great suggestion!

  • Karina Suarez

    This would also be good to use for Nesselrode pudding.