Despite the warming days I still love to bake in summer, and my seasonal cake recipe for this month is a summer honey cake-a celebration of the busy bees, the golden hues and the sweetest of the month.
Honey Cake Recipe
300g gf self rasing flour
100g dark muscovado sugar
250g runny honey
Set an oven at 140C or gas mark 3
In a pan melt the butter then add in the honey and sugar, stir well unril the sugar has melted. Do not boil. Remove from the heat.
In a large bowl beat the eggs and honey mixture together. Sift in the GF flour and fold the flour in. Pour into a lined 20cm cake tin and bake for 1 hour until the cake is fully cooked.
The cake can be glazed with warm honey and decorated with calendula flowers and little sugar paste bees. Nigella Lawson also has a delicious recipe for a chocolate honey cake which you can find for free on her website.