• prep: 50 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    This rustic cake is infused with the tastes of honey, lemon, and a hint of ground cardamom, like a flavorful cup of tea. Four layers of cake -- made tender and moist with oil (in place of butter), milk, honey, and brown sugar -- are brushed with more honey, then spread with a satiny-smooth filling that's a cross between lemon curd and cream-cheese frosting (for the best of both). We topped ours with a piece of honeycomb, but a drizzle of honey is just as buzzworthy.

    Ingredients

    • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
    • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/2 cup whole milk
    • 1/2 cup safflower oil
    • 2 large eggs, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    • 2 large eggs, plus 3 large yolks
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 to 3 lemons)
    • 8 ounces (1 bar) cream cheese, room temperature, cut into cubes
    • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey, plus more for serving (optional)
    • Honeycomb piece, for serving (optional)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 371 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 17 g 26.31%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 24.42%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 20 mg 6.78%
    • Sodium: 333 mg 13.87%
    • Calcium: 53 mg 5.28%
    • Potassium: 64 mg 1.83%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.34%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 53 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.12%
    • Sugar: 38 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 6.03%
    • Vitamin C 0.39%
    • Vitamin D 3.33%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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