Tupelo Honey Cake

We made this cake for a family dinner and it was a hit with children and grandparents— and everyone in between. The tupelo honey drizzle adds extra sweetness without overpowering the cake.

Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Prep time: 30 minutes

Servings: 10 to 12


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Bee America Tupelo Honey for drizzling on cake slices before serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease and flour a 9-inch round pan.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and orange rind. Set aside.
  4. Cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl.
  5. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  6. Whisk in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated.
  7. Stir in the pecans.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  10. Invert the cake onto a wire rack after 5 minutes and cool for another 10 minutes.
  11. Cut the cake into wedge-shaped pieces.
  12. Drizzle the honey over the cake before serving.

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