Thursday, April 8, 2010

Honey Spice Cake

I happened to text my friend on what's baking today and the next thing you know I have my door bell ringing with BJ at my as if the smoky arm attached to a beckoning hand, reached out to the unsuspected nose of the fortune and helplessly lead him to my kitchen. Did BJ like it? did he savor it?...I'm yet to get a response....even if he didn't..the rest of us (my husband, son and of course myself) did....

Butter - 2/3cups, plus extra for greasing
Brown sugar - 1/2cup generous
Honey - 1/2cup
Water - 1tbs
Self raising flour - 1 1/2cups
Ground ginger - 1/2tsp
All spice - 1/2tsp
Seeds from cardamom pods - 8 ground
Eggs - 2 beaten
Icing sugar - 3 1/2cups (I used only 1 1/2cups because I ran out of it)

Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F. Grease a baking tray. Place the butter, sugar, honey and water into a heavy bottomed pan. Set over a low flame till the butter and sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool for about 10minutes. Sift the flour into a large bowl, mix in the ginger, all spice, cardamom. Make a well in the center and add the honey mixture and the beaten eggs and beat until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 40minutes till done, or till the skewer inserted becomes clean.
Sift the icing sugar and stir enough warm water to make a smooth flowing frosting. Spoon over the cake allowing it to flow down the sides. Let it set.

Suma Rowajee of Cakes and More has passed on this award for the day, thank you Suma for passing it on. The last two days have been ecstatic especially with the win from The Best Chocolate Cake event hosted by Divya Kudua. Once again Divya, thankyou for having hosted the event.


  1. That looks like a heavenly tea cake, nice addition of honey to the spices....

  2. Soft and delicious cake...

  3. that's a nice tea cake full of flavours, ginger/honey & cardamoms, mmmm, must have been a hearty tea time!!! congratulations for the award & enjoy!!!

  4. Gorgeous looking Cake Ally & Congratulations on the award.

  5. Lovely cake here Ally! Congrats on winning that awesome boook, would sure love a peek into it(a cake from it would be awesome:-)).

    My pleasure to pass on the award to you!

  6. Hi Ally,

    In the ingredients, what do u mean by All Spice?



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