Honey Cake


My mum used to make this Honey Cake when she was younger, unfortunately she lost the book when my grandparents moved house (years ago)! During a bit of a clearout she was reunited with the recipe book and quickly made a copy. I never understood the obsession with finding the honey cake recipe until I made it and tasted it.  As an added bonus it is so easy to make.

This honey cake is a little like my ginger cake recipe in the fact that after a couple of days the top will go lovely and sticky.

Using oil in this recipe makes the cake dairy free too!

You will need:

  • 1 Egg
  • 170g Caster sugar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp Mixed spice
  • 1tsp Bicarbonate soda
  • 125ml Orange juice
  • 170ml Clear runny honey (or 250g if you want to weigh it)
  • 125ml Oil (I used sunflower)


  • Line and grease a 20cm square tin.
  • Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees
  • Mix the egg and sugar until the light and creamy.
  • Sift in the flour and spices and mix gently until all the flour has been incorporated.
  • Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the orange juice and mix in.
  • Add the honey and oil mix gently until the mixture is smooth, trying really hard not to over mix.
  • Pour into the prepared tin, the cake mixture will be quite runny, bake for about 45mins.
  • Try not to open the oven door while the cake is cooking as this cake sinks really easily! If it does the cake will still taste fantastic.
  • Allow to cool slightly in the tin before turning out on a wire rack to cool completely.

5 thoughts on “Honey Cake

  1. OMG 😱, I can’t wait to try this Honey Cake! I eat honey in everything and a good honey cake isn’t that easy to find. I like one that hasn’t been messed about with. Thanks for sharing. This really made my day ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s