• Makes 1
  • 75 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 10 Ingredients


You can also add 1/2 teaspoon of mixed spices, cinnamon or nutmeg. Beautifully moist cake – store in an airtight container, but put baking paper underneath.

Ingredients (makes 1 cake)

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1 Cup Plain flour
  • 1 Cup Self raising flour
  • 1 Cup Boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 375f or 190c.
  2. Mix eggs and sugar.
  3. In the following order mix in oil, honey, baking soda, cloves, cocoa then flour. Add the boiling water last.
  4. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Lower heat to 350 (180) after the first half hour. Lower heat again to 325 (150) for the last 10 minutes.
  5. Sift iciing sugar over the top once cool


A friend of mine has her own bees, and makes this with homemade honey - lovely with a cuppa

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