This is a delicious loaf cake that I baked a week or so ago and am only now just getting to show you. I have adapted the recipe from a National Trust Cookery book, entitled, "Good Old-Fashioned Cakes," by Jane Pettigrew. It is said that this recipe dates back to the 17th century, so its a very old recipe indeed!
Honey is one of the first sweeteners known to mankind and a daily dose of honey is said to be very good for you, boosting the body's supply of anti-oxidents which help to protect us from age-related diseases. I'm all for good health! Honey in a cake? Yes, please!
This is one of those cakes which seems to get better tasting with each day that passes . . . I love cakes like that. It is also a cake which just begs to be enjoyed along with a cup of tea. I love it with Lemon and Ginger tea myself, but you can enjoy it with whatever tea it is you enjoy drinking.
The cake itself is delicately flavoured with honey and almond . . . after baking a drizzle of honey and lemon is applied to the warm cake, that soaks in, increasing it's moistness. Then once it is cooled, it is iced with a lemon cream cheese icing.
Say what??? A dense rich cake. A lemon and honey drizzle icing and then a cream cheese frosting??? Do I need to say more???? Get baking! You know you want to!
*Honey Cake*Makes one 7 inch round cake
Enjoy! Bon Appetit!