Teisen Mel (Traditional Welsh Honeycake)

Recipe by Amis227
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Sieve the flour, baking powderand spice into a bowl.
  • Lightly grease a tin pie plate measuring about 8-1/2-inches across the top.
  • Cream the butter with 3 oz sugar until creamy and light.
  • Add the egg yolks then the 1/4 lb honey, gradually.
  • Gently mix in the flour, then the milk.
  • Spread the mixture in the prepared tin, mounding it slightly in the center.
  • Bake at 400 F (200 C) gas mark 6 for about half an hour.
  • Let the cake rest in its tin for 2 minutes before turning it out on to a wire rack.
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes then slide it onto a baking tray and brush the top with 1 tablespoon warmed honey - or red currant jelly if you prefer.
  • Whisk the egg whites and the remaining 1 oz sugar to make a glossy meringue mixture. Swirl this over the top of the cake and bake at 325 F (160 C) gas mark 3 for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve the cake when it is cold.