Honey, Orange and Coriander Cake Recipe

This dense and sticky Honey, Orange and Coriander Cake combines the sweetness of honey with the zest of the orange and the warmth of coriander.

Prep time: 20 Mins

Cook time: 60 Mins

Effort: Easy

Yield: 12 Servings

Image: The Yurt at Nicholsons

Ingredients

For the cake
  • 410g butter
  • 375g sugar
  • 6tsp runny honey
  • Grated zest of 2 oranges
  • 3tsp coriander seeds toasted & crushed
  • 6 large eggs
  • 225g spelt flour
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • 225g ground almonds
For the honey syrup
  • 6tsp runny honey
  • 3tsp coriander seeds toasted & crushed
  • Juice of 2 oranges

Method

Cake

  1. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the honey, orange zest and coriander seeds and beat until well combined.
  3. Finally, add the eggs, flour, baking powder and ground almonds and beat again until thoroughly combined.
  4. Grease and line the cake tin.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake at 160ºC (fan) for approximately 1 hour until the sponge is springy to the touch and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Cover with foil if it starts to become over-brown while cooking.

Meanwhile…

  1. Make the syrup by combining all the syrup ingredients in a pan and simmer gently for 10 to 15 minutes, until reduced and thicker.
  2. Prick the cake all over while it is still warm and then drizzle over the syrup so that it soaks in.
  3. Remove the cake from the tin when it has cooled.
Honey, Orange and Coriander Cake Recipe

Recipe notes

Making the most of Honey made by the bees on the Nicholsons' site, this dense and sticky Honey, Orange and Coriander cake combines the sweetness of honey with the zest of the orange and the warmth of coriander.

 

About this recipe

This honey, orange and coriander cake recipe is courtesy of The Yurt Cafe at Nicholsons

 

Nicholsons
The Park, North Aston, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 6HL
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