Orange and Honey Loaf Cake

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This cake highlights the honey and orange to create a wonderful accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee. Serve sliced with butter or margarine. Yummy.

    9 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 30g margarine
    • 170ml honey
    • 1 egg, at room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
    • 170g self raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch of salt, to taste
    • 6 tablespoons milk
    • 1 large orange, zested
    • 30ml honey, to glaze

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line a 900g bread tin.
    2. Cream the margarine and honey in a bowl; mixing really well. Add the egg and orange juice then beat vigorously.
    3. Seive the flour, baking powder and salt then add alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture. Gently fold in the orange zest mixing well.
    4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared bread tin and bake for 45 minutes.
    5. Remove from the oven and glaze with honey before returning to the oven for a further 10 minutes.
    6. Remove from the tin and cool on a cake rack. Serve sliced with butter or margarine.

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    Love it!! Had to improvise with grating the rind of a smaller orange and rather than orange juice I squeezed the remaining orange and I did not glaze it as I ran out of honey! Storming success as I've made another 3 in the past 2 weeks. Thanks!!!  -  26 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Tried this today. Had to substitute plain flour, so following usual guidance of 2 tsps of baking powder per 250g flour, used 1 1/4 teaspoons of this. It rose well in the oven (needed 10 mins longer) but like jeangeni's cake, it sunk after. When cooled texture very sticky (more so than a ginger cake), but is tasty, if perhaps a bit too sweet and sticky. The recipe doesn't say when to add the orange juice, so I mixed it in at the same time as the zest. Although the recipe produced a satisfactory cake, the texture and its appearance wouldn't make it a good one for visitors, so I wouldn't be in a hurry to make it again.  -  12 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    tasted beautiful, unfortunately sank in the middle, didn.t affect the taste tho'  -  19 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)