Honey Cakes


A friend has passed and it is a terribly horribly sad thing.

Today food is a comfort. Lots of good comfort food is sweet – and in these moments honey seems to work best.

These cakes are sweet and moist and delicious.


  • 4 T honey
  • 2/3 c self raising flour
  • 1/3 c almond meal
  • 1/2 t freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 t bicarb soda
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 t grated lemon rind
  • 1 egg. lightly beaten
  • 2 T butter, melted
  • 1/3 c Greek style yoghurt

Preheat oven to180C.

Spray 4 ramekins or a 4 cake flexible teflon tray (my preference) with oil. Place one tablespoon of honey in the base for each cake. Mix flour, almond meal, sugar, nutmeg, soda and lemon rind in medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk egg, yoghurt and butter together.  Stir into dry ingredients and mix until smooth.

Cook for 20 minutes or until skewer inserted into the centre of a cake comes out clean.

Invert on serving plates and serve with honey sweetened whipped cream.

About baking bohemian

My name is Jen and I am the baking bohemian. My blog identity comes from the cultural background of my mother’s family, (Bohemian), and my mother’s more left wing lifestyle (bohemian). The big ‘B’ Bohemian refers to the rich cultural heritage of our family that emigrated from Bohemia when it was still its own country (it now comprises two thirds of the Czech Republic). Food featured prominently in the family and broader social life of that part of my family. No social interaction was without sustenance, and any celebration, large or small, was an invitation to cook up a storm. My own family emigrated from the United States to Australia when I was a child. For the most part we lived with our mother, and my dad eventually moved back to the US. The little ‘b’ bohemian relates to the semi-alternative lifestyle we led with our mother. I hesitate to refer to her as a hippy, for that conjures up so many misconceptions, but certainly she was on that side of the fence. She was probably more eccentric than radical at the end of the day, but she could really cook. We always set extra plates at the dinner table because inevitably people would visit at dinner time. I started cooking when I was about eight. Cookies. Obviously I was motivated by desire! I loved cooking, I loved that the kitchen was always, in every way, the heart of the house, so I was always part of anything else that was happening while I was cooking. I loved people loving my food. With all the different things that I have done in my life and am interested in, food has remained my most consistent and enduring passion.

7 responses »

  1. Hi Jen – Thanks for recommending a tray with Teflon® nonstick coating for your Honey Cake recipe. I represent DuPont and it’s always a pleasure to see people recommending our products.

    If you are interested in some recipes to look at for your cookware with Teflon® nonstick coatings, visit http://www.scribd.com/TeflonBrand! Thanks. Cheers, Sara

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