Honeycomb Cake


Sweet! No one will guess this impressive Honeycomb Cake started with a boxed mix.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 8 cup powdered sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • Pinch of salt

  • Yellow gel food coloring

  • 3 8-inch round layers desired-flavor cake

  • 1 8 1/2-inch round piece of bubble wrap, washed and dried

  • 1 25 x 3-inch piece of bubble wrap, washed and dried

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • Candy bees and/or flowers (optional)


  1. In a large bowl beat butter and vanilla with a mixer on medium until light and fluffy. Gradually add half of the powdered sugar. Add milk and salt. Beat in remaining powdered sugar. Tint to a honey color with yellow gel food coloring.

  2. Place a cake layer on a cake stand or platter. Add 1/2 cup frosting to the top of the cake layer and spread until smooth. Stack and repeat with remaining cake layers. Use remaining frosting to spread over the top and sides of cake. Lightly coat bubble wrap with nonstick cooking spray. Gently press the bubbled-side of the 8 1/2-inch round piece of bubble wrap into the top of the cake and the long piece of bubble wrap around the cake, making sure to gently press into the frosting. Chill for at least 30 minutes. Carefully remove bubble wrap to reveal a honeycomb texture. If desired, decorate with candy bees and/or flowers.

    Honeycomb Cake
    Hannah Bigot

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

599 Calories
22g Fat
99g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 599
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 443mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 99g 36%
Total Sugars 78g
Protein 4g
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 61mg 1%
Fatty acids, total trans 2g
Folate, total 27.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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