I have had a jar of cherries sitting in the cupboard for a while and yesterday when my youngest and I were home alone we decided we would make some yummy cakes with them. This recipe is pretty much the same as the Orange Scented Honey Cake with a few minor alterations.
We had bought a jar of local honey from the shop the day before and so a whopping 250ml of that went into the cake mixture.
We then separated the mixture and made cupcakes with half and a small tray bake with the rest you can either make a big tray bake or lots of cupcakes or half half as we did.

Honey and Cherry Cake/ Cupcake

  • 100g dairy free margarine
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 250ml honey ( the thick set kind rather than clear)
  • 250ml hot water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • About a cupful of drained cherries, or use fresh if you have them.

  1. Preheat oven to 170c and either grease a 20cm x 30cm tin or do as I do and line with greaseproof.
  2. I made this in the food processor but I am sure if you mix well making by hand would be fine too.
  3. Add the margarine and sugar to your food processor and blitz to combine. Next add the honey, vanilla extract and water and combine again.
  4. 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.
  5. Pour into tin and spread evenly or seperate into cupcake cases.
  6. For the cupcakes we added a single cherry to each cake then went mad dropping lots onto the tray bake. It really is up to you.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes or until golden.
  8. Place on a wire rack to cool.


9 thoughts on “Honey and Cherry Cake(s)

    • I really like this recipe, I just made a lemon drizzle to go over and it is lovely, will add the sliced photos later as I was surprised who lovely it looked sliced, especially considering the way my son poured the whole bowl of cherries in instead of doing it daintily like I showed him! Haha

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