After much forgetfulness I am finally posting this yummy and very simple cake. What I love about this cake is that it is really really easy (you can whisk it up super quick in a food processor) and it doesn’t use any unusual ingredients
It made its own super sticky topping, all I did was add a little extra honey “goodness” by brushing on a little glaze after. This recipe uses a whole cup, that’s 250ml of honey so it really is (in my opinion) a “proper” honey cake I tell you! For the orange scented part I used orange extract (from Sainsbury’s if you were wondering) but if I was to make it again I would also add the zest of 1 orange, the only reason I did not was that I had no oranges to hand when the inspiration hit. I used local acacia honey in my cake which gave a very subtle and sweet flavour to the cake, I’m sure different honey will be equally delicious and I am looking forward to trying a few different variations.
Try it out honey 😉
Orange Scented Honey Cake
- 100g dairy free margarine
- 50g light brown sugar
- 250ml honey
- 250ml boiling water (from the kettle)
- 1 tsp orange extract and/or the finely grated zest of 1 orange
- 300g plain flour
- 1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 170c and either grease a 20cm x 30cm tin or do as I do and line with greaseproof.
I made this in the food processor but I am sure if you mix well making by hand would be fine too.
- Add the margarine and sugar to your food processor and blitz to combine. Next add the honey, orange extract, zest and boiling water and combine again.
- Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl then gradually add that to the wet ingredients giving a little blitz between each addition until it is all combined.
- Pour into tin and spread evenly. Bake in oven for about 25 to 30 minutes. I found the “skewer” trick to see if it is done won’t work as the top is too gooey so if you are unsure do for 30 mins rather than 25mins
- Make a glaze of 2 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp boiling water, brush gently over warm cake.
Slice once cool.
with tea? 😉
* why not swap the orange for cinnamon or add a mashed banana for a different variation?
and while I was baking my strange children amused themselves…….