This week, we had the pleasure to try this delicious honey cake from one of our members.


2 eggs

1 cup sugar

¾ cup oil

¾ cup honey

½ teaspoon bi-carb soda

½ teaspoon ground cloves

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 cup S.R. flour

1 cup plain flour

1 cup boiling water


Preheat oven to 180C, or 160C for fan forced

Line the bottom of 20cm (8 inch tin) and grease the sides

Mix eggs with sugar. Then add oil, honey, soda, cocoa and flours. Stir in the ground cloves, (optional) mixed spice and cinnamon.

Lastly add boiling water and mix well.

Bake for 1–1 ¼ hours (Check after 40 mins as it can burn around the edges quite easily, so you might then need to turn the oven down to 160C or 140C fan  for the rest of the bake.

To serve you can dredge top of cake with with icing sugar or brush with over honey and sprinkle with slivered almonds

This cake lasts well for a week and also freezes and defrosts well. You can’t tell it has been frozen.