Honey Is Made for More Than Just Tea — These 5 Recipes Prove It

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I’ve been a huge fan of honey for quite some time now. I once scaled an entire countertop to reach the top cabinet my mom kept our bear-shaped honey bottle in. Not kidding. My dad needed to help me down. But you get the point — when it comes to honey, I. Don’t. Mess. Around.

Whether you’re a huge fan of honey like me, or you’re simply looking for creative ways to use your own honey pot beyond sweetening a cup of tea, a spoonful of the golden liquid makes a world of difference. A great source of antioxidants and energy, honey is also full of a range of health benefits. Make one of the recipes below to add an extra touch of sweetness to your life today and see for yourself.

Almond Honeycomb Cake (pictured above)

You won't even notice the lack of frosting on this ornate honeycomb cake. Wildflower honey — known for its refreshingly fruity flavor — forms the basis of the cake's glossy glaze and reacts beautifully with the its other ingredients, infusing each bite with a touch of sticky sweetness.

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Looking for a midnight snack that's both nutritious and delicious? Give this fruity bowl of yogurt a try. Follow the recipe and broil pineapple slices in a yummy mixture of orange juice, honey and vanilla to fill your parfait with a satisfying and natural sweetness. It'll honestly put plain old yogurt cups to shame!

Whether you dig right in after baking it or keep it wrapped in foil for a day or two to serve it at a big party or family gathering, this berry-studded cake is impossible to resist. Honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice form the cake's syrupy glaze, giving it a moist texture similar to pound cake.

Perfect for brunches and lunches, this four-ingredient cocktail is super easy to make. You'll sub sugary simple syrup for 1/2 cup of honey — a subtle change that'll get everyone in your own hive buzzing.

Michael Symon grew up eating these good-for-you lemon cashew cheesecake squares; one bite and you'll be wishing they were a staple of your childhood, too! Honey replaces sugar to make the filling and the crust of these velvety treats, so go ahead and cut yourself an extra-large piece.

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