Honey and almond cake with honey glaze

Honey and almond cake with honey glaze

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Sweet
Serves
8-10

This Spanish-influenced cake recipe really showcases honey, so use the very best you can get your hands on (though there’s no point splashing out on manuka honey for this, as its benefits will be lost when it is cooked). Honey and almonds is a much-loved combination across Spain, appearing in both savoury and sweet dishes.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

For the cake

Quantity Ingredient
100g butter, plus extra for greasing
185g good-quality honey
3 eggs
300g ground almonds
200g creme fraiche
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
2 oranges, zested

For the glaze

Quantity Ingredient
125g good-quality honey
200ml double cream
2 oranges, zested
Crème fraîche sorbet, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 23cm springform cake tin.
  2. Heat the butter and honey in a saucepan until melted, then set aside to cool. Whisk the eggs and cooled honey mixture in a food mixer, or in a bowl with an electric whisk, until thickened and very light in colour. Working quickly so that the mixture stays light and airy, fold in the ground almonds, then fold in the crème fraîche, bicarbonate of soda and orange zest.
  3. Spoon into the lined tin and bake in the oven for 30 minutes until risen and light golden brown. A skewer inserted into the centre of the cake should come out clean – if it doesn’t, return the cake to the oven for a further 5 minutes and repeat.
  4. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out the cake.
  5. To make the glaze, place the honey and double cream in a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes until the liquid thickens slightly. Add the orange zest. Spoon the honey glaze over the top of the cake and serve warm with a spoonful of Crème Fraîche Sorbet, if liked.
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James Martin
Saturday Kitchen
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