Honey Cake Recipe
Why not try a scrumptious honey cake recipe. Here are 2 recipes to choose from.
please note, this is a website concerned about the welfare of bees -
please see the notes below on purchasing honey ethically.
Polish Honey Cake Recipe
Experiment by adding a little fruit - dried, or grated apple or pears for instance. If you do, remember to adjust the cooking time - keep checking with a skewer to ensure the cake is cooked.
175g / 6oz honey
4 eggs, separated
A little caster sugar
50g / 2oz light brown sugar
Half teaspoon vanilla essence
90g / 3½ oz fairly dry bread crumbs
90g / 3½ oz finely chopped walnuts
150ml / quarter pint whipped cream to serve
- Heat the oven to 180 °C / gas 4 / 350 °F. Use a 10
inch (250 mm) fluted brioche mould or similar (to hold about 3 and a
quarter pints / 1.9 litres). Grease the tin and line the base., and
sprinkle with the caster sugar.
- Stand the honey in a jar of hot water to warm it through – for about 15
minutes. Measure (175g / 6oz ) the now warmed honey into a mixing bowl,
and add the egg yolks and brown sugar. Whisk the mixture until light
and foamy, then add the vanilla essence and whisk into the mixture.
- Combine the bread crumbs and walnuts.
the egg whites, until they are stiff, then fold the egg whites and
bread crumb mixture (a little at a time) into the honey mixture, using a
- Empty the honey cake recipe mixture into the
prepared mould, and bake in the centre of the oven for 40 -50 mins until
risen and golden brown. Leave to cool then turn onto a wire rack.
Serve the cake with whipped cream if desired.
Variation: Substitute the honey with apricot jam.
Spiced Honey Cake Recipe
115g /4oz light brown sugar
150g /5oz butter
175g / 6oz clear honey
200 g /7 oz self raising flour
Half teaspoon each of: ginger, ground cloves, cinnamon
Quarter teaspoon caraway seeds
1 tablespoon water
2 beaten eggs
350g / 12 oz icing sugar
- Heat the oven to 180 °C / gas 4 / 350 °F, and grease a 900ml/ 1½ pint fluted mould.
butter, honey, sugar and water in a pan, and heat gently until butter
is melted and sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to
- Meanwhile, sift the spices with the flour. Make a well in
the flour mixture, then pour in the cooled honey mixture and the eggs.
Beat until smooth. Pour into the tin and bake for 40 – 50 mins until
the cakes is well risen and golden brown.
- To check the cake, insert a skewer into the centre – it should come out clean.
Substitute the honey with orange marmalade or apricot jam. Or,
substitute the honey with marmalade with orange marmalade minus one
tablespoon, which you can replace with maple syrup.
Another recipe you may like to take a look at is Banana and Honey Teabread.
Bees And Honey
Please be sparing with honey. A honey bee will
only make about one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
Please treasure any honey you use, and try to purchase honey ethically.
Honey Buying Tips
or buy honey only from a beekeeper you trust. Honey bees may
unfortunately be exposed to toxic chemicals on farmland. By supporting
the organic industry, you send a signal to retailers and ultimately to
farmers. For more information about the background to the agriculture
industry that supports high chemical use, see The War on Bugs.
Find out lots of information about honey, such as how bees make honey, to the nutritional content of honey.
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