Using Honey instead of Sugar
I have a sesame seed cake recipe that calls for 1 cup sugar. I'd like to substitute honey or at least add some honey to the cake to have that sesame-honey combo. How can I do that without compromising quality of cake? Also, I don't have 8-inch cake pans. Will I screw up the cake if I use 9-inch cake pans?
Ingredients: 1.5 cups AP flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 large eggs, at room temp, 2.5 teaspoons Asian or toasted sesame oil, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temp, 1/4 cup toasted black or natural sesame seeds
Equipment: 8-inch round cake pan. Synopsis: Dry ingredients are mixed. Butter is creamed. Eggs mixed briefly with sesame oil and vanilla. Add dry to wet, alternate with buttermilk. Bake at 350 F for 35-40 min. Cool in pan for 10 min. Invert.