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Apple and Honey cake recipe

This week it’s all about the apple and honey! It was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and we traditionally dip apple into honey to bring us a sweet year ahead. So I thought I’d give my favourite Honey cake a bit of a tweek and add some apples. The end result. In a word. Moorish!

Apple and Honey cake recipe


  • 90g plain flour
  • 100g Self Raising flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 4 eggs at room temperature and separated
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 110 ml honey
  • 110 ml sunflower oil
  • 50 ml Orange juice
  • 1-2 small eating apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices

How to make Apple and Honey cake

Heat your oven to 180C

Measure out and sieve the flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl.

In a separate bowl mix the egg yolks and sugar until well blended.

Keep the mixer going and add the honey and oil in steady streams. Mix well.

Add the dry ingredients and orange juice until completely combined.

In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.

With a large metal spoon gently fold the egg whites into the cake mix.

Cut the apple into small chunks and drop them into the cake mix. They will sink to the bottom and make the cake very moist so don’t add more than one layer of apple.

Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.  The cake will puff up due to all the air in the egg whites, but don’t be surprised when it drops back down again as it cools.

Leave it to cool completely on a wire rack before turning it out onto a cake plate ready to devour!

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  1. I loveeeeeee apple and honey, and your recipe is such a great combination of these two ingredients ^^

  2. Apple and honey! What a way to start the day. I could just imagine how delicious this tastes. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  3. Debby freeman says:

    Hi Emma. Just made your 10″ square chocolate Madeira cake and iced with scooby doo for my grandsons 4th birthday party tomorrow. Thanks so much for the recipe. I’ve left it very late but would like to make your honey and apple cake for rosh hushuna, therefore tonight or tomorrow. You do t say what size baking tin to use. Is it a loaf tin. If you can happen to see this very shortly, pleAse reply. Thank you. Debby

    1. EmmaMT from says:

      Sorry. I’ve been AWOL. But for next time, yes it;s a regular loaf tin


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