Most of the Fruit, Nuts, Vegetables, Seeds, and Livestock feed in the world is dependant on the existence of bees, who pollinate two thirds of this food production.
We need to provide the best environment for our bees to flourish, we can also enjoy their wonderful honey in many ways, one of which is cooking.
Our recipes use honey bought from local producers, who provide premium quality honey and ensure optimum bee health.
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.