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Honey cake

Sometimes you want a cake that is a simple yet delicious and easy to make cake that anyone, no matter who they are will love. This is an extremely versatile cake which can be an anytime cake or a hot dessert ideal for winter or when you need something hot with whipped cream… you know what I mean. (20cm pie dish or spring form cake tin) I like to use a pie dish because it is usually served hot straight from the oven as a dessert, a bit like a honey version of the all time favourite Malva pudding.

What You Need

The Cake

1 cup of cake flour
Half a cup of sugar
1 egg
4 tablespoons of butter (melted)
125 ml milk
4 teaspoons of baking powder
2 ml of salt

The Syrup

50 ml melted butter
20 ml honey

The Process

The Cake

Preheat oven t o 180⁰C.

Grease a 20cm pie dish with a little butter and leave it to one side.

Sift all of  the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center.

Heat the milk with the butter until the butter has melted, this should leave the milk warm but not boiling, remove from the stove.

Beat the egg in a separate bowl, and then add the warm milk mixture.

Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix very well.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

So many people tell me baking is difficult, come on what could be easier than that.

The Syrup

When your cake is about to come out of the oven, melt the honey with the butter until very liquid but not boiling.

Pour the syrup over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven and serve warm with cream or ice cream or let it cool and serve when you are ready to make someone verrrry happy.

There is a chocolate cake that also uses hot milk in the recipe that is truly decadent, try it you won’t regret it.