This honey cake recipe comes with permission, from the enchanting children’s book Omar, The Bees and Me by Helen Mortimer and Katie Cottle (published by Owletpress), I was kindly gifted recently. A story of friendship, sustainability and the power within to change our communities and planet, this is an inclusive, stunningly illustrated must-read for children everywhere. Mine was packed up with some wild flower seeds by Seedbom, a chocolate bee and a nature trail activity list for the kids to boot.
My boys absolutely loved making this recipe with me and of course eating it afterwards, and I took great pleasure in styling it before it was all gone!
Decadent, slightly sticky and perfect with a mug of hot milk, I know you’ll love it!
Above and below, you’ll find the recipe:
250g plain flour
100g runny honey
250g butter, softened
1 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
Beat the butter until it is creamy and then add the sugar. Add the honey, salt, baking powder, flour and eggs, mixing well after each ingredient. (For children: with the help of a grown up, pour the mixture into a greased and lined cake tin and then let them put it in the oven at 160 degrees (fan assisted) for 45 minutes, or until it’s golden.
I used a bundt baking tin as I love the shape and I dusted it with icing before adding a faux flower for extra dazzle!
Let me know if you make it, won’t you!!
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