Main content


  • 150 ml dark honey

  • 50 g dark brown sugar

  • 250 ml Cream or milk

  • 110 g Butter

  • 250 g Flour

  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon Ginger

  • 0.5 teaspoon crushed anise seeds

  • 0.25 teaspoon Coriander

  • 0.25 teaspoon Cardamom

  • 1 Pinch of Nutmeg

  • 1 Pinch of Clove

  • 1 Pinch of Salt

  • 1 grated Orange Zest or lemon zest or a tablespoon of candied orange zest

  • 1 Egg lightly beaten


  • 1.

    Put the honey, sugar, milk, and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

  • 2.

    Sift the dry ingredients and stir in the zest.

  • 3.

    Make a well in the dry ingredients.

  • 4.

    Put the egg in the well, and whisk in the honey and milk mixture, gradually drawing in the dry ingredients to make a batter.

  • 5.

    Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan and bake at 350°F/175°C until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 50 minutes.

  • 6.


  • 7.

    Wrap in plastic, and store a few days before serving. (The few days of sitting gives the honey flavour time to mature, and the cake tastes even better.)

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings