My grandma was an excellent baker. She always had a cake or pie, or both, on her little corner pie rack. Of course, back then, everything was made from scratch, with eggs from her chickens, and milk from her cow. Most of her cakes had icing but there was one cake she called a Honey Cake and it didn’t have icing. She made it in an iron skillet and, as a young girl, I always thought it was cornbread. She would whip up some cream, add a bit of sugar, and put that on top but I always just wanted butter on mine . . just the way I ate my cornbread.
Today I took a nap. I had a headache and I figured a nap was just what I needed so I went to bed. When I woke up, the first thing I thought about was a Honey Cake. I haven’t thought of that for years so I went searching for recipes that reminded me of the cake that resides in my memory. I found this recipe. I doubt my grandma used yogurt but I have yogurt so I used that recipe and it was delicious.
I used a cast iron skillet, as recommended, and as my grandma always used.
Vince loved it. I liked it. It’s a very easy cake to make. There are recipes that include a cream cheese icing but I wanted to have it like I remembered it, with the whipped cream.