I saw this spelt honey cake on Cake, Crumbs and Cooking. Do check out her blog if you haven't already for some other great recipes :) I bookmarked it immediately and it jumped to the top of my 'to-bake' list (which is growing longer by the minute) as I was really intrigued and wanted to know what it would taste like. Coincidentally, I bought some spelt flour recently for another recipe (which I still haven't baked!) and I always have honey in my cupboard so as I had everything I needed, I thought why not? Added bonus is that it's a really simple, mix everything together type of recipe.
I'm so glad I did as the cake was really good! I love the texture of the spelt flour and you can really taste the honey. It smelled really good as I was mixing up the batter. It's a moist and light cake with the fine texture of the spelt and the rich aroma of honey.
Recipe from Cake, Crumbs and Cooking
175g butter, softenend
80g caster sugar
100g plain flour
100g wholemeal spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
60g buttermilk *
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin.
- Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the flours, baking powder, honey, eggs and buttermilk and continue to beat until well combined.
- Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 40-50 minutes until well risen and golden and springy to the touch.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Place 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (or white vinegar) in a measuring jug.
- Add enough milk to bring it up to the 1 cup line.
- Stir and leave for 5 minutes.
- The milk will curdle which is what you want.