Festive Recipe: Spiced Honey Loaf Cake

Recipe honey spiced loaf cake

Entertaining guests this festive season? Then you’ll have some extra mouths to feed! Cook up something special this Christmas, and treat your guests to a slice of Spiced Honey Loaf Cake. Perfect as a dessert with a drizzle of custard, or great as a treat with a cup of tea. Here’s the recipe:

ingredients for christmas loaf


2 tbsp. runny honey
200g unsalted butter
80g dark brown soft sugar
3 medium eggs
200g self-raising flour
1½ tsp. mixed spice


1. Preheat oven to 160°C / 140°C fan / Gas mark 3.
2. In a large saucepan put the honey, butter and brown sugar and melt together over a low heat. Bubble for 1 minute and leave to cool.

mix ingredients together

3. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.

baking tin greaseproof paper

4. Mix the eggs into the cooler mixture in the pan.

mix eggs into bowl

5. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and mixed spice. Poor the wet mixture into the bowl with the flour and mixed spice and mix well until combined.

Mix flour into mixture

6. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin, bake for 45-50 minutes until skewer is inserted into the centre of the cake and it comes out clean.

Cake mix in baking tin

7. Leave cake to cook for 10 minutes before taking out of the tin and moving to a wire rack to cool. Can be served sliced and spread with butter, or as a dessert with custard.

Spiced Christmas cake loaf

sliced cake loaf

We hope you found this recipe useful! Will you be cooking up a yummy loaf for your festive guests this Christmas season?



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