Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 250g clear honey, plus about 2 tbsp extra to glaze
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 300g self-raising flour


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 140C/ conventional 160C/gas 3. Butter and line a 20cm round loosebottomed cake tin. Cut the butter into pieces and drop into a medium pan with the honey and sugar. Melt slowly over a low heat. When the mixture looks quite liquid, increase the heat under the pan and boil for about one minute. Leave to cool for 15-20 minutes, to prevent the eggs cooking when they are mixed in.
  2. Beat the eggs into the melted honey mixture using a wooden spoon. Sift the flour into a large bowl and pour in the egg and honey mixture, beating until you have a smooth, quite runny batter.
  3. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 minutes-1 hour until the cake is well-risen, golden brown and springs back when pressed. A skewer pushed into the centre of the cake should come out clean.
  4. Turn the cake out on a wire rack. Warm 2 tbsp honey in a small pan and brush over the top of the cake to give a sticky glaze, then leave to cool. Keeps for 4-5 days wrapped, in an airtight tin.

  • Sounds amazing and so simple to make.


  • Love this having only 5 ingredients, and honey, yum! Looks like something you could experiment with too. Thanks for sharing!


  • i haven’t heard of this recipe idea before plus i haven’t heard of that type of sugar. is there something that i can substitute it with, in case i can’t find it at the shops? this sounds like it will be yummy though


  • Thanks very much for the recipe. Will be trying this lovely cake. Yum.


  • Love honey every way we can eat it. I think this would be perfect with pear in it. Yum thankyou.


  • That is one very sweet cake with 250 gm Honey and 100 gm sugar !
    We love beautiful raw honey and manuka honey but do not like to heat it as it destroys the many beautiful nutrients.


  • oh I have never tried a honey cake – I don’t even know what clear honey is! – thank you for sharing this recipe I am very interested to learn more about clear honey and to make this soon


  • oh this looks so good but alas way to much sugars for me ..honey and sugar would play up with my fibromyalgia but am sure family would love it. thanks.


  • Have never heard of this before. Intriguing indeed and I love honey, especially the great Tassie stuff!


  • Your honey cake look’s great,lovely with cream! Thanks!


  • Love honey and your honey cake looks delicious and I bet tastes scrumptious too.


  • Look at the gorgeous colour. And the smell must be divine because of the honey!!

    • I love the amber colour too – a divine colour.


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