Monday, April 3, 2017

Honey Cake with Mascarpone Cream and Pistachios

"A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left in it." Winnie the Pooh

We had some friends visiting over the weekend and as they live far away now, we haven't seen them for a few years. There was so much to catch up on and photo's and stories to share but it felt like we had hardly spent a day apart. That's what happens with good friends; time may have passed but it dissipates when you sit and chat and share some coffee and cake. 
I wanted to bake something a little special for their visit and I decided on my lovely Honey Cake with Mascarpone Cream and Pistachios: 
Just like Winnie the Pooh, I love honey. I drizzle it over everything (well almost everything) and its great to cook with. I use a lovely Manuka honey from the health food shop; its thick and rich and it's perfect for cooking because it doesn't lose its health benefits when heated.
This Honey Cake is super delicious and teamed with that gorgeous mascarpone cream and pistachios, its a little plate of heaven. The cake is light and airy and the honey flavour isn't too overpowering or too sweet; the flavours are balanced perfectly.
The mascarpone cream works well with this recipe and although I do add a little sugar to the cream, I don't make it too sweet as the honey cake is perfectly sweetened and requires nothing more. The scattering of roughly chopped pistachios look so pretty on top, adding their wonderful distinctive flavour as well as that lovely crunch element to the Honey Cake.
A slice of this Honey Cake is lovely with a cup of tea or coffee and our guests really enjoyed it. Its a heartwarming, homey cake, which looks a little bit fancy and is perfect to share with friends or family as you chat away the hours. Its a quick and easy cake to bake and your kitchen will smell amazing, for hours after its been cooked :)

It's one of those cakes to bake when you want something special but not sickly sweet or heavy. Take your afternoon tea outdoors and bask in the sunshine, listen to the sounds of the garden and enjoy a plate of yummy cake!
If you would like to try my Honey Cake with Mascarpone Cream and Pistachios, you can download the recipe HERE or right click on the image below and save to your computer for later.
I hope you enjoy my Honey Cake with Mascarpone Cream and Pistachios recipe. Its a lovely way to cook with honey and your guests will be impressed with your home baked goodness.
Happy baking :)

2 comments:

Ɓgueda said...

Thankyou very much for the recipe. HUGS.

Bilko Parker said...

Thank you Rose for another great recipe. Take care, Guida.

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