Spiced honey drizzle cake cut into slices

Spiced honey drizzle cake

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins Plus cooling

Easy

Serves 8

Enjoy this fabulous honey cake made with mixed spice and ginger and a lovely honey butter drizzle topping. It's ideal for afternoon tea or elevenses

Nutrition and extra info

  • Before glazing
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal298
  • fat14g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 100g salted butter, plus extra for the tin
    Butter

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    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 100g runny honey
    Honey

    Honey

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    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 large egg
    Eggs

    Egg

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    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 100ml milk

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

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    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 150g self-raising flour

For the glaze

  • 25g salted butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 25g runny honey
    Honey

    Honey

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    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter and line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until creamy. Whisk in the honey, egg, milk, spices and a pinch of salt (don’t worry if it curdles slightly, it will become a loose batter), then fold in the flour.

  2. Tip into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 45 mins until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool for 10 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  3. For the glaze, melt the butter and honey in a small pan until smooth. Leave to cool until thickened, then drizzle over the top of the cooled cake. Leave to set before serving.

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Lcpow
28th Jun, 2020
1.05
I am really disappointed in this recipe. I have attempted this cake 4 times, I have tried baking it for longer, I have tried altering the oven settings according to my oven brand and every time it is raw on the inside. Just like the other reviews. I have followed the instructions to the letter. Don’t waste your time and ingredients. I wish I had read the other reviews before.
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Marie Snowden
7th Jun, 2020
5.05
I’m not sure about the other reviews but I didn’t have any issues with this recipe. Baked for 45mins at 160 (fan assisted oven) and it came out perfectly. It was delicious. Tastes like gingerbread men but in a lovely moist cake.
naggiem1
3rd Jun, 2020
1.05
I’m so disappointed with recipe as I followed the recipe twice and both times it didn’t cook in the middle. It smelt wonderful and well risen, as soon as I took it out of the oven it sunk in the middle. The second time I cooked it I added an extra 5 minutes and it still wasn’t cooked in the middle. Halfway through cooking I covered it with foil to prevent it burning. Don’t waste your time and effort cooking this.
GingerellaColinas
28th May, 2020
1.05
The ratios must be all wrong! I made this lots last year from the magazine but no longer have the mag. Don’t use this online version - you’ll end up with completely raw cake on the inside after ages in the oven. Such a shame! Does anyone have the original recipe? I think it needs more flour but I can’t face wasting the ingredients again.
Ella_38
18th May, 2020
1.05
Recipe is rubbish. Followed to the letter and cake is burnt on the outside and raw in the middle.Cooked for an extra 15 minutes to try and cook through but made no difference. Really disappointed.
karengould
2nd May, 2019
5.05
Enjoyed this easy cake. Baked for an extra 10 minutes, and ate warm with vanilla ice-cream - delicious! Worth making
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