This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as cute as it is delicious. Topped with a honey frosting and candy bees, this dessert recipe is a sweet and tasty showpiece.

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

During this past week, I have been in full-on moving mode. However, I did take a short break to bake this Beehive Honey Bundt Cake.

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

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As you may know, I recently purchased a new home. If you’ve ever moved, you’re all-too-aware that it’s a time-consuming process. Over the last few weeks, I’ve emptied two storage units (which I needed because I sold my previous home several months before closing on my new one). I’ve also gradually been clearing out my apartment through countless car trips to my new place.

On top of all that, I’ve scheduled things at the new house – internet installation, tree trimming, gutter cleaning, radon mitigation system installation, and so on. It seems like I’m meeting another installer or delivery driver every day. (And you know how much fun it is having to wait for them to arrive in the 4-6-hour window you’re given. Ack!)

Needless to say, life has been a bit chaotic as of late.

I feel guilty about not posting much here on the blog and on social media, but my hope is to be more settled in a couple weeks when I’ve officially vacated my apartment.

Please know that telling you all of this is more explaining than complaining. I’m so happy and fortunate to be able to move into my new place.

I guess I’m feeling a tad stressed and just hoping this explanation will be the reminder I need to not put more pressure on myself.

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

Well, enough of that. Let’s talk about this Beehive Honey Bundt Cake and *spoiler alert* the start of IBC’s 2018 Recipe Card Printables!

I went back and forth about whether to continue my yearly seasonal printable recipe cards. (You can find previous years’ collections here: 2016 / 2017)

Honey Bee Free Printable Recipe Cards

As you can see, I decided to continue, but with a little twist this year. Instead of making the cards seasonal (spring, summer, fall, and winter), I’ve decided to base them on a particular post or project I’m working on. They’ll still end up feeling a bit seasonal, but the inspiration is different.

You can grab all the details (and FREE download) for these Honey Bee Recipe cards HERE.

I’m super excited about the new design and format. Hope you like them, too!

Okay, NOW we can get back to the Beehive Honey Bundt Cake.

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

Beehive Honey Bundt Cake

This cake (and the recipe cards) was inspired by this adorable beehive bundt cake pan. (I found mine at HomeGoods, but you can purchase it here.) [affiliate link]

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

By now, you’re probably familiar with my fondness for uniquely shaped bundt cakes. Right?

More fun bundt cake ideas:

Funfetti Coffee Cake
Gingerbread House Cake
Chocolate Skull Cake
Gingerbread Tree Cake
Mini Tombstone Cakes

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

Given the beehive shape, of course, I opted for a honey-based cake and honey frosting. If you like honey, you’re going to love this bundt cake!

It’s so simple to whip up the cake recipe.

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

After the cake halves are baked and cooled, trim off the rounded part of each with a serrated knife to create a flat surface on each. Then, just stick them together with some of the honey frosting.

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

Once the beehive was formed, I added honey frosting to a piping bag and drizzled it over the top of the cake to make it look like honey was dripping out. A few sugar candy bees and mini honey dipper sticks complete the look. [affiliate links]

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

How cute is that?

This is why I love these cake pans so much. They make creating a unique and delicious cake so effortless.

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. Stay tuned for my FREE Printable Honey Bees Recipe Card. I’ll be sharing that soon!

Enjoy and Happy Baking!

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

Beehive Honey Bundt Cake
  |   Prep Time: 15 mins   |   Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins   |   Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive
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5 from 3 votes
This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as cute as it is delicious. Topped with a honey frosting and candy bees, this dessert recipe is a sweet and tasty showpiece.
Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups honey
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Honey Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • sugar candy bees optional
Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Then mix in the eggs, one at a time. Finally, mix in the honey and vanilla.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Finally, add the sour cream and beat until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake 55-65 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes before inverting and removing from the pan to cool completely.
  6. While the cake cools, prepare the honey frosting.
  7. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter on medium speed until smooth. Add the honey, vanilla, and salt and mix on low until combined. Finally, add the confectioners' sugar and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  8. To assemble as a beehive, cut the rounded domes off both halves of the cake with a serrated knife. This will create a flat surface on each half. Spread a layer of frosting on each cut side and put the two halves together. Top the bundt cake with additional honey frosting and sugar candy bees.
Recipe Notes

To make your frosting thinner, add a splash of milk. To thicken, add more powdered sugar, one tablespoon at a time until you achieve the desired consistancy. 

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Comments

  • Megan Mills at

    YUMMMM. This looks absolutely delicious!! And such a fun design. I will definitely need to try this one out!

  • Mary at

    My husband & I are both big honey lovers. I can’t wait to try your recipe.
    And FYI… I think it would be ok if you took a social media break. We’d understand.

  • andrea d at

    That cake looks amazing! How you managed to do that amidst all the craziness of your move-Bravo! I’ve been avoiding carbs for the moment, but may have to break down and try this. And the recipe cards!? I was so hoping you would continue making new ones- super excited!! Even though recipes can be easily printed these days, nothing beats a handwritten recipe handed down for the recipe box- and your designs are my favorite (plus you give so much room to actually write the whole recipe!)

  • Janet St. at

    This would be the cutest cake for someone to bake for their Honey! Everything you present shows tremendous thought and remarkable attention to detail. Thank you for the constant inspiration!

    Wishing you a wonderful life in your new home!

  • Jennifer at

    This. Is. Adorable! I’m so happy that you took a little moving break to share this with us 🙂 And I love the bee & honeycomb themed recipe cards!

  • Patricia at

    Trying this one ASAP! Such a cutie. And PS. Congratulations on your wonderful new home!

  • Eme at

    I think moving is one of the top 3 big stresses in life, so take some time for yourself, we’ll still be here. I once bought a house, moved, planned our wedding and a month later planned a Halloween party….what was I thinking. I did it all in 2 months time. I had migraines during the move and buying the house. Then I thought if I took yoga while I was doing all this planning and scheduling that may help with the anxiety. But all I could think about in yoga class was did I forget something and my mind could not be still to reap the yoga benefits. Somehow it all came together but I didn’t take the time to enjoy the process of decorating and planning of our wedding. You will get there so go easy on yourself. I am enjoying your summer recipes like this cute honey cake.

  • Catering Weranda at

    Yes, I know very well what it means to move home, where you have to plan everything in your own way. It takes a lot of time depending on our requirements from the home. As for the recipe, I really like it and I will write it in my kitchen notebook. Let me have more such sweets. Regards and I am waiting for much more than you on this blog!

  • DBLori at

    That is just the cutest cake ever. I have a huge cupcake shaped cake pan I think I can improvise with. We’ll see. 😇. Hope you’re settling nicely into your new place.

  • Audrey Johnson at

    Just adorable. My grand-babies love the honey bees. I will have to share this with their other grandma who is a beekeeper.

  • Cindy D at

    Michael, I feel your pain. We went through it to five years ago. We completed gutted and renewed the old farmhouse in June when we closed. My husband and his contractor buddies did most of the work, I was the clean up and girl Friday pretty much. 😉 On top of that, we had to have it ready for our son to start school in August. AAH! We made it though by the seat of our pants. With that said, we know what you’re going through. You do what you can to get settled and leave us a few crumbs when you can. 😉 We will be patient and wait for you. We all love your blog….great content. Take care of yourself.

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