Delectable Honey Cake Recipe

honey cake recipe

This honey cake recipe is a must try, not only for its simple steps but also for the delectable flavour and incredible texture. The combination of honey and spices results in a cake loaf with a moist interior, encompassed with a slightly crispy exterior.

Substitute options:

  • An alternative to almond flour: replace with 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • For more intense sweetness,  substitute 1 cup honey with 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup sugar


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almond milk or regular milk
  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2eggs
  • 1 cup honey boiled in 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/3 vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dusting of icing sugar, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly dust the loaf tin with flour.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the almond flour, plain flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk together eggs, oil and almond or regular milk on medium speed for about 3 minutes or until light and airy.
  •  Meanwhile, boil the honey in water and stir in the clove powder, ground cardamoms and vanilla bean or extract.
  • Switch the whisk attachment with a paddle and on low speed, incrementally add spoonfuls of the dry mixture, until fully incorporated.
  • Pour in the hot honey mixture and mix for a couple of seconds. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared loaf tin and bake for 1 hour or until a butter knife comes out clean from the cake.
  • Once cooled, turn out the honey cake on a wired rack & dust with icing sugar (optional).
  • Enjoy a slice of cake with a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee. Or as I do, with a cup of masala chai to complement the spices in the cake.

Do give this amazing honey cake recipe a try!