• Recipe - Honey Cake

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This is a traditional Jewish cake, and a pretty old (and very simple) recipe. The cakes are in fact nicer if, when cooled, are left wrapped in foil for a day or two. Also, watch out - this cake rises a lot, and you don't want it to be overflowing, so just be a bit careful, use a cake tin with high sides, and don't feel you need to use all of the mixture because it will get to about twice the size during baking.

--Musicbloke 00:52, 1 September 2008 (BST)


  • 1 lb (450g) self-raising flour
  • 1 lb (450g) clear honey
  • 10 oz (280g) soft dark brown sugar
  • 9 oz (250g) oil
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ginger (not the fresh stuff)
  • 3/4 dessertsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 9 oz (250ml) warm water


  1. Mix the flour, honey, sugar, oil, eggs and spices. Mix thoroughly and leave to stand for one hour.
  2. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the warm water and add to the mixture – it should have a slushy texture.
  3. Bake in two tins approx 8-inches square, oiled and lined for 30 mins at gas mark 2/300F/150C
  4. Leave to cool
  5. Munch


Deliciously sweet and spicy!

Try with a shot or two of dark rum.

Took 35mins in my oven at 180degrees with fan.

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