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The honey cake served at my childhood home was generally brick-like, left untouched by children, and gobbled up by the older generations. This cake is sweet, light and fluffy, with a delicious honey coating, and my kids gobbled a loaf of it in a single sitting. Wrapped tightly, it freezes very well.

Makes 3 loaves or one 9×13 pan.


1 c honey

1 c sugar

2 eggs

1 c oil

2 c flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 Tbsp cocoa

1 c boiling water



  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Spray 9 x 13 or 3 small loaf pans.
  3. Mix first 4 ingredients until well blended.
  4. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  5. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture.
  6. Carefully add boil water.
  7. You will end up with a liquidy batter.
  8. Pour into pan(s) and bake for 35-40 minutes.