Devonshire Honey Cake

This beautiful recipe was passed on to me by my good friend Nicky.  It is a really dense, tasty cake that even my daughter (who doesn’t like cakes) and my husband (who doesn’t like honey) eat!!  Plus, as always, it is simplicity itself.

225g/ 8oz unsalted butter

250g/ 9oz clear honey, plus about 2 tbsp extra to glaze

100g/ 4oz dark muscovado sugar

3 large eggs, beaten

300g/ 10oz self raising flour

  • Preheat the oven 160C/ Gas 3/ 140C Fan.  Cut butter into pieces and drop into a medium pan with the honey and sugar.  Melt slowly over a low heat.  When liquid, increase the heat under the pan and boil for about one minute.  Leave to cool.
  • Beat the eggs into the cooled honey mixture.  Sift the flour into a large bowl and pour in the egg and honey mixture, beating until you have a smooth batter.
  • Pour the mixture into mini baker and bake for 50min – 1 hr until the cake is well risen, golden brown and springs back when pressed.
  • Turn the cake out onto cooling rack.  Warm 2 tbsp of honey in small pan and brush over the top of the cake to glaze, then leave to cool.


Filed under Batter Bowl, Eggs, Honey, Pans, Stoneware

5 responses to “Devonshire Honey Cake

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