Friday, 8 October 2010

Honey Spice Cake


2oz butter
5oz clear honey
5oz demerara sugar
10oz plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4oz chopped mixed candied peel
1 egg
1/4 pint of milk


  1. Grease and base line a 1lb loaf tin.
  2. Melt the butter in a large thick pan over a low heat.  Take off the heat and stir in the honey and the sugar.  Mix well and leave the mixture to cool.
  3. Sieve the flour with the soda and spices, and stir in the peel.
  4. Beat the egg and milk into the honey mixture.  Pour into the flour and beat until very smooth.
  5. Pour into the tin and bake in a moderate overn (350degrees F/180 degrees C/Gas mark 4 for 1/4 hours.
  6. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes then turn on to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Serve sliced with butter.

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