Sweet as honey

A rainy day in Melbourne = a perfect day to make a Honey Spice Cake, using my new electric hand mixer (the old one gave-up after 25+ years of solid service).  The new Breville Wizz Mix has a lot more power  than the trusty old Kambrook – but it is a bit heavier to hold.

two boxes of electric hand mixers

New & Old

Honey Spice Cake

Sift together the following in a medium bowl

  • 1 1/2 cups plain white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder & 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon & 3/4 tsp allspice

In a larger bowl beat together until pale yellow

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 6 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup of honey

Then stir in

  • 1/4 cup apple sauce

and slowly beat in the sifted flour mixture

Put into a loaf tin and top with approx

  • 1/4 cup flaked almonds

and bake at 180 for 45-50 minutes.

Took the cake to my neighbours (who mow my lawn & do my weeding!)  Cake had a lovely subtle taste, but was a bit dry – I might have left in the oven a bit too long.  So perhaps test at 40 min.

slices of cake on a plate

Honey spice cake left overs

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About julieinmelbourne

Live in Melbourne born in Adelaide, and thus love Cooper's Pale Ale, Haigh's chocolates and a good Mclaren Vale shiraz. But am now also addicted to 'good' coffee, wearing black, and footy at the MCG
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4 Responses to Sweet as honey

  1. steve says:

    All looks yummy and I bet it tasts great but how come there were any left overs at all of the honey spice cake – yours are usually too good for peopleto resist and how come you managed to keep the Kambrook’s box for 25 years?

  2. Sally says:

    I’m also astonished that you still had the box for your old mixer 🙂

    Thanks for the recipe – sounds delicious!

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