Honey Cake

Skill level:2

Preparation time:1 hour 10 minutes
Makes: 1 x 25cm diameter cake

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas mark 4.
  2. Grease and line the cake tin and put to one side.
  3. Beat the eggs with the honey and oil in a small bowl.
  4. Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl and add the sugar and spice.
  5. Make a well in the flour mixture and add the honey, oil and eggs.
  6. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda into the orange juice and add it to the mixture.
  7. Mix well with the wooden spoon.
  8. Pour the mixture into the lined tin. Make sure it is only about half way up the tin, as it will need plenty of room to rise.
  9. Using oven gloves, place the tin in the oven and bake for 50-55 minutes.
  10. After baking, cool the cake in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire cooling rack.
Ingredients
  • 175g Neill's self-raising flour
  • 75g soft brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 225g clear honey
  • 1.5 tsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 75ml orange juice

Equipment

  • Deep 22-25cm diameter cake tin
  • greaseproof paper
  • small bowl
  • fork
  • sieve
  • mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring jug
  • measuring spoons
  • oven gloves
  • cooling rack