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Whole Wheat Honey Cake

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 12 1x


Healthy whole wheat honey Cake is just what the real food lover in your life wants you to make for their birthday. It's light, sweet, and perfect with a little whipped cream!


  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (pastry or traditional)
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with butter or a heavy hand of cooking spray. Add ¾ cup of sliced almonds to the bottom of the cake pan and evenly distribute.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and the honey until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, incorporating well after each addition. Add the sour cream, and stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, add whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir until just combined. Add the remaining ¼ cup of sliced almonds and stir until incorporated. The batter will be thick.
  4. Add the batter to the prepared pan and use a spatula to smooth the top.
  5. Bake for 50-55 minutes until golden brown and the edges start to separate from the pan, and a toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean.
  6. Remove cake from the oven and allow it to rest in the pan, on a wire rack, for 15 minutes. After it has rested, invert the cake to a serving dish and allow it to come to room temperature. Serve with a light dusting of powdered sugar, or freshly whipped cream and berries.


It's a bit hard to tell when this cake is done because it's going to be pretty dark when it's cooked. Don't over bake though or it will be dry.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 337
  • Sugar: 23.7g
  • Sodium: 179.5mg
  • Fat: 18.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.4g
  • Protein: 6.8g
  • Cholesterol: 94.2mg

Keywords: Dessert, Whole Wheat Cake, Lightened up Dessert