Honey Butter in a Beehive Mold

Recently while shopping at one of my favorite kitchen stores I ran across this cute beehive cake pan. I have two other sizes of beehive cake pans (see picture below).  I not only enjoy cooking but I like to garden and incorporate gardening ideas into my recipes when I can. How appropriate to use a beehive mold to make honey butter, don’t you think?

I also had plans to make sourdough pumpernickel bread but my first attempt was not good enough to publish. I mean what goes better with butter than bread. Good news, my second attempt turned out beautifully and I was able to post it together with my honey butter. See Sourdough Pumpernickel Bread for more details.

Honey Butter in a Beehive Mold

  • 1 lb. unsalted butter, softened
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey (use any flavored honey you like – I chose lavender)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • another option would be to add a little lemon zest
  • sugar bee for garnish

Whip butter and salt until smooth; add rest of ingredients and mix well. Add the honey butter a little at a time to the mold pressing down and getting into all of the areas. I found that using a toothpick and poking it in the butter helped to remove the air bubbles. Place a piece of wax paper on top of the butter and press down, refrigerate.

Prior to unmolding I froze it for about 30 minutes. I tapped the mold gently on the counter and it popped right out of the mold. Patch up the air bubbles with extra butter to give the butter a smooth finish.

Comment: I cut the recipe in half and made (2) 1 cup molds of butter. The butter was not as hard as a stick of butter due to the addition of honey and vanilla. It was easier to spread right from the refrigerator. It was just yummy on top of a slice of sourdough bread!

Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com 

This is part of what I am sharing with my friends over at Angie’s Fiesta Friday #107. Her two co-hosts this week are Margy @ La Petite Casserole and Su @ Su’s Healthy Living.





53 thoughts on “Honey Butter in a Beehive Mold

  1. I learnt something new today: honey butter! I didn’t even know we could make it like that. My kids use the combination of honey and butter for all their pancakes/dosas. This would be perfect! I am in love with your honey bee! Love the mould. Thanks for bringing it to FF! I am sure it is all gone by now!:)


  2. It looks like your second batch turned out perfectly Judi! There is nothing better than homemade bread, unless of course you spread homemade honey butter on it. You are really making my hungry! I love the addition of cinnamon…the butter looks amazing! I have to get one of those molds. It is adorable 🙂


  3. I love the cute beehive molds; they are incredibly appropriate for a honey butter. I’m especially taken by how convenient it is that the butter is soft enough to spread even at fridge temperature!!! This butter elevates a lovely piece of homemade sourdough even more 🙂


  4. How delicious! Will definitely be trying this honey butter. Plus I’m a sucker for cute kitchen items so will have to hunt down one of these gorgeous molds. Thank you 🙂


  5. How adorable! The butter is almost to cute to dig into, lol. I bet just one taste makes it’s destruction worth it though. 🙂 The lavender honey sounds delish!


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