Honey Cake

I have had this recipe typed and printed for what feels an eon but for some peculiar reason have not noted (very strange for me) where I got it from!  Please let me know if this recipe is yours as I would really like to give credit where credit is due.  I am positive I will remember when you remind me.  Update:  The mystery has been solved, I originally got this from Linda over at Fired UP Cooking SA.  Thanks Linda!

This cake is perfect served with a scoop of ice cream or custard and a nice strong cup of coffee and makes for the easiest dessert for after dinner with family  and friends.  The crumb is lovely and light and super soft and spongy.  I do not enjoy raw honey so was a little sceptical about enjoying this – well, it is scrumptious!  It may have something to do with heating the honey or I might just be growing out of not being able to eat raw honey – either way, I could comfortably enjoy two servings for pudding.

Honey Cake


1 cup self raising flour
½ cup sugar – I used brown
½ tsp salt
½ cup milk
1 egg
3 tbsp butter melted


1tbsp butter
3 tbsp honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease a small pie dish.
  3. Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together with a wire whisk for 20 seconds until thick and creamy.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie dish and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. While the cake is baking, melt the sauce ingredients together.
  6. Prick the cake all over and pour the sauce over.
  7. Serve warm or cold with ice cream or custard.