This Honey Spice Cake boasts of warm flavors and aromas. Between each layer lies cool fresh cream, frosting and sweet berries.
“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.” — Mark Twain
Of all the beautiful, whimsical sayings floating around about age and beauty, this one always stood out to me. Perhaps it’s because it is so true.
It seems to me most of us spend a good amount of time reflecting…looking back at past failures rather than look forward and anticipating. Why can’t we do now, some of the things we think our sixteen year-old selves could have done then?
I have come to realize that each year will hold some disappointments but those can be easily outweighed by the joys and blessings. The problem is we take the good things for granted too often and choose to focus on that which is not in our power. Nature takes it’s own course, much to my own dismay as I may not be the most patient person at times.
One month ago, I had my birthday planned from the twelfth hour. I played it out in my head so many times, it began to feel like a distant memory.
Jump forward a few weeks, and as the hours drew nearer, the family gathered into the den as we usually do to watch a show.
What a beautiful blessing it is, to be able to have a routine with those you love.
No, my birthday did not go as planned, but my birthday turned out infinitely better than expected.
Nothing went accordingly, not even my cake.
I originally pictured a strawberry shortcake, one of my absolute favorite desserts. Then, the night before, while browsing online, I came across this Honey Cake from Bon Appetit. I fell in love with it immediately and decided to make it instead, with my own variations of course.
I divided the cake and layered it with a combination of vanilla frosting and whipped cream with fresh berries speckled throughout. I topped it off with a drizzle of honey, a light dusting of confectioner’s sugar and roses to garnish.
It is one of my favorite cakes to date. I am absolutely in love with how it came out and how it tastes.
Celebrate Spring with this seasonal delight…I promise you will not be disappointed.