Holiday Bee Hive Cake

It's December and the temperature is finally starting to drop. We have our tree and all the trimmings up and I just want to bake! Here is one of my neighbor's recipes from her mother, who lived to be 98 years young. It's another one of those beautifully handwritten index cards - you may remember seeing one of these from my classic brownies post last year. The recipe is extremely simple and it was tasty. After the cake cooled, I put on my slippers, made myself a warm cup of tea and sliced me some cake. My glaze turned out a little too, shall we say, 'rustic', so I will need to rework that part again. Enjoy and stay warm!



  • 1/4 lb salted butter, room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugar. Blend until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together cake flour and baking powder.
  5. Mix together wet and dry mixtures and blend. Add milk.
  6. Grease and flour a bundt pan of your choice and pour in the batter.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.