Spiced honey drizzle cake

Enjoy this fabulous honey cake made with mixed spice and ginger and a lovely honey butter drizzle topping. It's ideal for afternoon tea or elevenses

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:45 mins
    Plus cooling
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 298
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 38g
  • sugars 24g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 100g salted butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 100g runny honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 25g salted butter
  • 25g runny honey


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter and line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until creamy. Whisk in the honey, egg, milk, spices and a pinch of salt (don’t worry if it curdles slightly, it will become a loose batter), then fold in the flour.

  2. Tip into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 45 mins until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool for 10 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  3. For the glaze, melt the butter and honey in a small pan until smooth. Leave to cool until thickened, then drizzle over the top of the cooled cake. Leave to set before serving.

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