Vanilla and honey honeycomb cake

    2 hours 5 min

    This honeycomb cake is a real sugar hit! This cake can make 16 little triangular portions - as this is a very sweet cake. Would suggest a drink of milk with it!


    Essex, England, UK
    10 people made this

    Makes: 1 20cm honeycomb cake

    • 175g unsalted butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 medium eggs
    • 2 tablespoon milk
    • 3 tablespoon clear honey
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • crushed honeycomb pieces
    • Icing
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 150g icing sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

    1. Set the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Cut a piece of baking parchment to fit in the bottom of a 20cm (8 in) square tin - do not need to line the edges.
    2. Melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds on 800 watts.
    3. Pop all the cake ingredients in together, apart from the honeycomb pieces. Use an electric whisk to blend all the ingredients together. Pour the mix into the tin.
    4. Sprinkle some honeycomb pieces onto the top of the cake mix, and swirl in with a fork. Then sprinkle on some more and wiggle the cake tin a little.
    5. Bake the cake for 30 minutes on the middle shelf. Then take the cake out for a minute. Turn the oven down to 180 C / Gas 4, then pop the cake back into the oven to bake for another 12 to 15 minutes.
    6. Take the cake out of the oven and allow to cool for an hour or so on a wire rack.
    7. When the cake still feels slightly warm, beat the three icing ingredients together with a fork.
    8. Smooth the icing all over the cake with a basting or pastry brush. Be sure to get all over the top and sides. Use all the mix!

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    I love this sugary treat!  -  28 Aug 2012


    Great recipe to use up some honeycomb bits, I struggled to use. However made it less sweet by omitting the sugar and salt, adding an extra spoonful of honey and adding 50gm more flour. Reduced cooking time to 25 mins by doing as a tray bake.  -  27 Feb 2017


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