Mistress al’Vere’s Honeycakes

  07.16.2017   iandrus   5 Comments

These honeycakes will take you back to the Winespring Inn during easier times. When badgers ran amuck on the Green and goodwives tried to marry off any eligible bachelor. Enjoy their warmth and aroma while rereading your favorite book in the Wheel of Time series!

A slender woman, with her thick braid of graying hair pulled over one shoulder, Mistress al’Vere smiled in a motherly fashion that took in both of them. “There is more of this in the kitchen, if you two are hungry, and I never knew boys your age who weren’t. Or any other age, for that matter. If you prefer, I’m baking honeycakes this morning.”
– The Eye of the World

“That would put the cream on the honeycake.”
– Rand, A Crown of Swords

Honeycake Mix


  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk at room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8×8 glass baking dish.
  • Sift flours, baking powder and salt together.
  • Cream butter and sugar until thoroughly combined. Add honey and beat about 4 minutes. Add vanilla.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Do not overmix. Pour into prepared dish and spread into an even surface with a spatula.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean. Run a thin knife around the edge of the pan to loosen cake. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Invert cake, turn right side up and place on the rack until completely cool.

Honey Glaze


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbs water
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 Tbs butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice


  • Warm the honey, water and salt in a saucepan over low heat until dissolved. Whisk in butter. Remove from heat and whisk in the powered sugar. Add lemon juice to taste. Place cake on platter and pour the glaze over the top.

Pro Tip 1

If you love this combination also try exchanging the vanilla for almond extract and the fresh lemon juice for fresh orange juice!

Pro Tip 2

If you spray your measuring glass with nonstick cooking spray before measuring the honey it will slide right out!


  • Ryrin
    07/20/2017, 8:41 pm  Reply

    Nice!!! I’ve been wanting to make it.

    • iandrus
      07/21/2017, 7:38 pm

      Thanks for coming by – I hope you enjoy the honeycakes!

  • 2Riversfan
    07/26/2017, 12:18 am  Reply

    Honestly that looks amazingly delicious… I have bookmarked this page and will probably try this recipe soon.

    Great start to your blog! Keep it up.

    • iandrus
      08/02/2017, 4:55 pm

      Thanks 🙂 Let me know how you like them!

  • 03/19/2018, 10:34 am  Reply

    These look YUMMY! I must cook now!

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