Honey Cake Recipe

Enjoy a slice of honey inspired deliciousness with this well loved, easy-to-bake recipe for Honey Cake. It is not overly sweet and goes well with a side serving of honey or cinnamon whipped cream or spiced apples (you can add the apples to the batter as this cake is a good base for extra add-ins).

Ingredients (for a 8 inch Square cake tin):

10.5oz self-raising flour, sieved

½ tsp ground cinnamon

4.5oz soft, light brown sugar

7.5oz butter, room temperature

3 eggs

9oz honey

½ tsp vanilla extract

8 inch square cake tin

For the Icing:

2oz confectioner’s (icing) sugar

2 tbsp honey

2 tsp hot water

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Preheat oven to 325°F

Combine the flour and cinnamon, then seive into the bowl of an electric mixer

Add the sugar and stir through

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Add the eggs and butter (cut into small pieces) and start to mix together using the electric mixer on low

Pour in the honey slowly as the mixer is on (still on low) then add the vanilla extract

Mix on low until the cake batter is smooth and creamy looking

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Pour the batter into a greased and lined 8 inch square cake tin

Smooth the top down a bit

Place in the heated oven for 30-45 mins (I checked at regular intervals after 25 mins) and bake until nicely golden brown and a screwer comes out clean when placed in the middle of the cake

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Leave to cool for 10 mins in the tin the turn out on to a wire cooling rack

When the cake is completely cooled, mix together the icing ingredients and pour on to the cake (if using)

Then enjoy with a cuppa!

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What do you think? If you have a go at this recipe, let me know how it turns out!


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