Once in a while, I want something that tastes good and is satisfying without being too rich or hard on the health.

This is my favorite cake at this point:

Preheat oven to 350

oil and flour the bottom of an 8×8 cake pan.


1  cup           buttermilk
1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2  teaspoon      cinnamon – more if you want
1cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached flour
1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2  cup           oil (I use olive oil)
1 tsp vanilla
Put 1/4 tsp baking soda into the buttermilk and let stand for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, stir together all of the dry ingredients.
Combine oil, honey, vanilla and buttermilk until the honey is fully incorporated.
Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients.
Mix well.
Batter should be thick, but not like cookie dough.  Add a little water if it seems too stiff.
Pour into a prepared 8×8 cake pan.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until cake is firm to touch in the center.
Cool on a rack.
sometimes, I frost this, other times, I don’t.
If you want, you can add dried cranberries, nuts, finely chopped apple or chocolate chips.


Published by lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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