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Not a Cake

So, it’s not a cake.  But it’s made in a loaf pan.  And you COULD make a cake in a loaf pan.  Plus I made it this week and it’s totally a kind of cool thing to have made and SO THERE.  Completely stolen off Pinterest.  Somebody repinned this Honey Beer Bread.  And it looked really yummy.   And I had all the ingredients and and nothing to do so . . .

 It is a gorgeous looking loaf and it looks EXACTLY like the picture!  The top is  wondefully crunchy.  The inside is a BIZARRE texture.  It is spongy.  Chewy.  Something.  Kids loved it.  Hubby thought it was weird.  But he ate it much later in the day – I think it is an “eat right away” sort of bread.  But then again he ate 2 pieces??  And the kids ate it fine for snack the next day.  It think he expected more beer or more honey taste.   I think I will totally do it again – it takes literally 5 minutes to whip up and it makes the house smell all hoppy and nice.

Honey Beer Bread:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer  – I used Bass Ale
  • 4 Tbsp. (half stick) butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a  9″ x 5″ x 3″ inch loaf pan with parchment paper and nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed.  (pop your honey in the microwave 10 seconds to make it easier to incorporate)
  5. Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan.
  6. Spoon the batter into the pan
  7. Pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter.  (Use a pastry brush to spread it around if you’d like.)
  8. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  9. Serve immediately.


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