Honey cake

Try James Martin’s super easy honey cake recipe for a bee-autiful afternoon tea. The honey you use will have quite an impact on the flavour of the cake – from a light orange blossom to a rich chestnut honey.


  • 170g/6oz clear honey
  • 140g/5oz butter
  • 85g/3oz light muscovado sugar
  • eggs, beaten
  • 200g/7oz self raising flour, sieved
  • water

For the icing

  • 55g/2oz icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • hot water

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