Honey cake is a classic dessert that brings together the rich flavours of honey, warm spices, and a moist texture. This homemade honey cake recipe is perfect for special occasions or as a comforting treat any time of the year.
- 250 ml honey
- 200 g all-purpose flour
- 150 g unsalted butter, softened
- 100 g granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 125 ml milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease and flour a round cake pan.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
- Gently fold in the honey until evenly incorporated into the batter.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once cooled, you can dust the cake with powdered sugar or drizzle it with a honey glaze for extra sweetness.
- Slice and serve this delicious honey cake as a delightful dessert for any occasion.
This moist and flavourful honey cake is a true delight for cake lovers. The combination of honey, spices, and tender crumb makes it a perfect treat for afternoon tea or special celebrations. Try this recipe and savour the sweet taste of homemade goodness!