Honey Spice Cake

HoneySpiceIsn’t the old plate in this photo gorgeous? I love it – it belongs to my Mum who lent it to me for photo taking purposes.  Thanks Mum!
This has quite a unique taste, a bit like a light ginger cake but the caraway and cardamom make it quite different. The flavours of the spices balance out the sweetness of the honey perfectly. I was unsure if my kids would like this – but they gobbled it up!
When milling the spice seeds don’t worry if they don’t mill to a fine powder, a few larger bits of seed give the cake a lovely crunch of flavour as you eat it.

Best enjoyed with copious amounts of tea,  drunk from beautiful cups with saucers :)

Honey Spice Cake
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 1 cake
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds
  • ½ tsp cardamom seeds
  • 150g butter
  • 70g raw sugar
  • 250g honey
  • 225g SR flour
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees, grease and line 23cm round cake tin.
  2. Place cardamom seeds and caraway seeds into Tmx bowl and mill speed 9, 20 seconds. Remove from bowl and place aside.
  3. Melt butter, honey and sugar at 100 degrees, speed 2, 3 minutes.
  4. Add flour, then all spices, then eggs. Mix speed 5, 15 seconds.
  5. Pour into prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes until golden on top and a testing skewer is removed clean.
  6. I like to ice this with plain icing (just icing sugar, a little dob of butter and enough boiling water to make a smooth paste. I make mine the old fashioned way with a bowl and spoon as I don't use measurements, so like to judge the consistency as I go, but you can make icing in the Thermomix too of course)



  1. says

    Great recipe!. I had a new nougat with cardamom in it last week. I was shocked it tasted so good! A great secret spice :)

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