It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day and Love Yo’Self Week without a few tasty treats to celebrate with! This honey cake is not only delicious, it’s an aphrodisiac. According to Dr. Lynn Anderson who graciously supplied us with this yummy recipe she created for her book Sex Matters so…Get Sexually Healthy the Natural Way, honey is a complete food used throughout history for endurance, performance and quick recovery time. Pair it with some spices known for their aphrodisiac properties and some wine, and you’re good to go!
Honey Cake Recipe
1/2 c of honey
1/2 c of Strega wine (or any sweet white wine, but Strega is best)
5 egg yolks
7 egg whites
1½ tsp of salt
1 tbsp of grated orange peel
1/2 c plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Whisk egg yolks with honey for five minutes. Add orange peel. Sift flour with salt and spices. Gradually stir in egg yolks and honey. Add wine and olive oil, stirring constantly as you add small amounts. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into batter.
3. Line the bottom of an 8-inch spring-form pan with oiled parchment or a brown paper bag cut to size. Oil the pan and paper well. Pour batter into pan and bake for 20 minutes.
4. Turn oven off and let cake sit for 10 minutes. Remove cake from oven. Turn over and detach from spring pan carefully. Enjoy!
Would you like to learn more about how what you eat, how you exercise and how you think can affect your love and sex life? Leave a comment with your favorite Valentine’s Day treat, and we’ll select one lucky U.S. commenter to win Dr. Lynn’s book Sex Matters so…Get Sexually Healthy the Natural Way in about a week. The winner will be notified by email, so don’t neglect those in-boxes! —Jenn