Honey Cake Recipe

Prepare and bake in 1 hour - keep children away from hot ovens and hot cake tins.

You will need:

• 170 grams runny honey

• 45 grams caster sugar

• 45 grams dark muscovado sugar

• 140 grams butter

• 200 grams self-raising flour

• 2 eggs 

How to make:

1) Preheat oven to 180 C / Fan 170 C / Gas mark 4

2) Butter and line the bottom of a medium cake tin - 18cm is ideal

3) Spoon the honey, butter and sugar into a pan with a dribble of water

4) Warm until melted

5) Remove from heat, then mix in the flour and eggs

6) Spoon the mix into the cake tin

7) Bake on the middle shelf for 30 to 35 minutes until cooked

8) Allow to cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack

9) Have fun decorating, photograph and share


How to make fondant bee decorations

You will need:

• Fondant - Yellow, Black and White

• Rolling pin

• Knife (water bowl to clean knife after cuts)

• Bamboo kebab stick or cocktail sticks or clean wire


How to Make:

Roll in hands - black fondant into a bee's body - a sphere the size of a 2p coin then rolled into an oval.

Roll in hands - yellow fondant into the head - round, about half size of the body.

Attach the head to the front of the body, slightly looking up.

Roll with rolling pin - yellow fondant, thin. Cut into narrow strips.

Roll with rolling pin - white fondant, thin. Cut to the shape of a guitar plectrum, press the narrow end onto the top, centre of the bee's body.

Roll with fingers - tiny spheres of white fondant and flatten onto the bee head in position of the eyes.

Small black dots for in the centre of the eyes.

Draw a smile mouth with the knife across front of the head.

Roll with fingers on a flat surface - white fondant, roll 2 pieces, so they are thin most of the way along, with slightly bulbous ends. Only about 1cm long. Press both onto the top of the head toward the back, directly behind the eyes.

Carefully stab the bee onto the wire or bamboo skewer or cocktail stick. Place the other end into the Honey cake. 

That is one bee made!