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Gluten Free Honey Cake Recipe

Bake a perfect gluten free honey cake using the Well and Good all purpose mix. A simple recipe that yields a lovely cake every time.

What you need to bake a gluten free honey cake
  • 1 packet (450g) All Purpose Cake Mix.
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Water
  • 100g Soft margarine
  • 3 Tblsp Honey
Method 
  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C (160°C fan forced)
  2. Grease a 23cm x 7cm round cake tin.
  3. In a large bowl combine eggs, water, margarine and honey with All Purpose cake mix, stir with an electric mixer or wooden spoon to a smooth consistency.
  4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and set to bake for 45-55 minutes.
  5. Rest for 5 minutes in the cake tin, place on a wire rack till cool.

A brief history of honey cake

Honey cake has been enjoyed for centuries in many cultures around the world. In Jewish tradition, honey cake is often eaten during the High Holidays, as honey symbolizes hope for a sweet new year. In Eastern Europe, honey cake is a traditional dessert that is often served at weddings and other special occasions.

Health benefits of honey

Honey is a natural sweetener that is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It is also known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Using honey in baking can add some nutritional value to your recipes, while also providing a delicious sweet flavor.

Variations on the recipe

There are many ways to vary a honey cake recipe to make it your own. You could add spices like cinnamon, ginger, or cardamom for a warm and fragrant flavor. Chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans can add some texture and crunch to the cake. Dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, or apricots can add some sweetness and chewiness.

Serving suggestions

Honey cake is delicious on its own, but there are many ways to dress it up for a special occasion. You could serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert. It also pairs well with a cup of tea or coffee, or even a glass of red wine.

Tips for baking a honey cake

  • Use high-quality ingredients: To ensure that your honey cake has the best flavor and texture possible, use high-quality ingredients like premium honey and fresh eggs.
  • Mix the batter thoroughly: When making the batter for your honey cake, be sure to mix the ingredients thoroughly, but don’t overmix.
  • Add spices and other flavorings: To enhance the flavor of your honey cake, consider adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom. You could also add chopped nuts, dried fruit.
  • Bake at the right temperature: Honey cake can be prone to burning, so it’s important to bake it at the right temperature.
  • Let the cake cool completely before slicing: Honey cake can be quite dense and moist, so it’s important to let it cool completely before slicing. This will help to prevent the cake from crumbling or falling apart, and will allow the flavors to develop fully.

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