The cake's name comes from the appearance of the cake when it is cut. The cake is soft with lots of holes. It is quite a light cake. The color and flavor of the cake is based on the sugar syrup that is made. Personally I like the dark version as it has a richer taste with slight bitterness.
Truth is I don't quite like honeycomb cake. I made this for my husband. Turned out nice and soft. If you want it to be sweeter, just add more sweetened milk. - 06 Mar 2011