Ginger Honey Cake

"Ginger and Honey, a sweet and spiced match made in baking heaven! This cake includes a deliciously moist ginger and honey cake, topped with ginger icing and crunchy honeycomb pieces."
-- @elfoodielife
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 40mins
Serves or Makes: 10

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For the Cake Batter


  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup dark muscavodo sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons black treacle
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons stem ginger, finely grated
  • 1 large egg

For the Icing


  • 1 tablespoon stem ginger syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey

For the Honeycomb


  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • Step 1

    To make the honeycomb: Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Add the sugar and golden syrup into a saucepan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Once the sugar has all dissolved and the mixture is bubbling, whisk in baking soda. Once combined and foamy, quickly pour it onto the paper and allow to cool. Then break into small bite-sized pieces.

  • Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 320ºF convection. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan.

  • Step 3

    To make the cake: Add the dry ingredients into bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix in the butter until crumbly.

  • Step 4

    Add the sugar, treacle, honey and milk to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to an almost boil, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  • Step 5

    Pour sugar mixture into the dry mixing bowl and mix together. Add the egg and mix.

  • Step 6

    Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.

  • Step 7

    To make the icing: Whisk together stem ginger syrup, water and powdered sugar.

  • Step 8

    Pour icing over the center of the cooled cake and gently push out to the sides, covering the top of the cake. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with honeycomb pieces.

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