Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Honey and Spelt Cake

I saw this spelt honey cake on Cake, Crumbs and Cooking. Do check out her blog if you haven't already for some other great recipes :) I bookmarked it immediately and it jumped to the top of my 'to-bake' list (which is growing longer by the minute) as I was really intrigued and wanted to know what it would taste like. Coincidentally, I bought some spelt flour recently for another recipe (which I still haven't baked!) and I always have honey in my cupboard so as I had everything I needed, I thought why not? Added bonus is that it's a really simple, mix everything together type of recipe. 
I'm so glad I did as the cake was really good! I love the texture of the spelt flour and you can really taste the honey. It smelled really good as I was mixing up the batter. It's a moist and light cake with the fine texture of the spelt and the rich aroma of honey.
I'm sending this to bookmarked recipes hosted by Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes. 

 luckily I had just enough honey for the recipe! 


Recipe from Cake, Crumbs and Cooking

175g butter, softenend
80g caster sugar
90g honey
100g plain flour
100g wholemeal spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
60g buttermilk *

  • Preheat the oven to 180C. 
  • Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Add the flours, baking powder, honey, eggs and buttermilk and continue to beat until well combined.
  • Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 40-50 minutes until well risen and golden and springy to the touch.
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack.

* I made my own buttermilk as I didn't have any at home. It's really easy to make and probably cheaper than buying it from the supermarket.
- Place 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (or white vinegar) in a measuring jug.
- Add enough milk to bring it up to the 1 cup line.
- Stir and leave for 5 minutes.
- The milk will curdle which is what you want.


  1. I'm so glad it worked well for you and that you liked it! I see you used the same brand of spelt flour as me, but a better flavoured honey - I just used mild Rowse honey.

    Thanks for the links too :-)

  2. I have tried baking bread with spelt flour but they are not as good as the ones baked with bread flour.

    After reading your post, I would prefer to use my spelt flour in cake baking rather than bread baking.

  3. This cake sounds wonderful. I have never used spelt flour before and I don't think I have seen in the store either.

  4. Whoa, that cake sure looks good - so moist and spongey. I actually have almost a full back of spelt flour at home that I've been wondering what I can use for, and I just bought a big tub of honey the other day so isn't this just perfect timing :) I can see what my weekend cake treat is going to be :)

  5. Yum yum :) I've never used spelt flour before :) but i'm sure it's good for you and this looks and sounds very delicious !

  6. C - thanks, it was really good and everyone loved it!

    Zoe - Do give it a try and I hope it works out for you :)

    Gloria - thanks :)

    Words of deliciousness - it was really good - nice and simple! I just bought it at my local supermarket.

    Charles - hope you like it, do let me know what you think :)

    Daisy - thanks, it is delicious! :)

  7. That looks lovely and moist and a really nice cake to have with tea or coffee :) I haven't baked much with spelt but I should remedy that!

  8. Lorraine - thanks, it's a really lovely cake to have with tea! :)


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