Honey Spice Cake

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Recipe by Aunty Dotty

This is a yummy spicy cake I made for DB for his birthday. We were going away to the coast - it keeps really well and is actually better to eat the day after baking. Make sure you use a reasonably strongly flavoured honey in this too... From 'Cooking with Herbs and Spices'.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C or 350F, and grease the chosen tin.
  2. Put butter, sugar, honey and 1 tbsp water into a saucepan and heat gently til melted and dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and cool well - about 10 minutes.
  4. Sift flour into a bowl and mix in the spices.
  5. Make a well in the centre and pour in the honey mix and eggs and beat until smooth.
  6. Pour into prepared tin and bake 40-50 minutes or until done.
  7. Make the icing by sifting the icing sugar into a bowl, stirring in enough water to make a flowing consistency and spoon it over the cooled cake. I used lemon juice instead of water in the icing - but that's just because I use any excuse to get citrus into foods! I think you could get as creative as you want with the icing. Enjoy!

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