Gently Spiced Honey Loaf Cake

gently spiced honey cake

Perfect for those days when it’s cold outside and you need gently warming up.


  • 275g plain flour

  • pinch salt

  • 1 and a half tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 50g butter

  • 175g honey

  • 50g black treacle

  • 60ml black tea

  • 50g soft brown sugar

  • 2tsp ginger

  • 2tsp cinnamon

  • half tsp ground cloves

  • half tsp grated nutmeg

  • 120ml milk

  • 2 eggs

  • Optional: sugar for the topping (see below)


  1. In a bowl mix the flour, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.

  2. In a saucepan melt together the butter, honey, black treacle, black tea, soft brown sugar and the spices.

  3. Beat the eggs into the milk gently.

  4. Remove saucepan from the heat, allow to cool slightly, then mix in the eggs and milk mixture.

  5. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and, using a balloon whisk, gently mix until all lumps have gone. 

  6. Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake at 140 degrees in a fan oven for 45 minutes to one hour.

gently spiced honey cake
Gently Spiced Honey Loaf Cake || a warming recipe with ginger perfect for autumn and winter