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Gluten Free Honey Cake on a wooden board waiting to be sliced
Honey Cake - Gluten & Dairy Free
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

A simple one bowl recipe for this beautifully moist Honey Cake. Take note: it is a very sloppy mixture...trust me, it'll be fine. This recipe makes two 2lb gluten free Honey Cakes or use a roasting tin and cut into squares

Course: Tea Time, Treat
Cuisine: Free From - gluten and dairy
Keyword: Dairy Free, easy, Egg Free, Gluten Free, honey, simple, Vegan
Servings: 16 slices (8 per cake)
Calories: 298 kcal
Author: Glutarama
  • 2 large eggs or flax eggs
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 250 ml oil I used sunflower (if making eggless version reduce to 100ml)
  • 250 ml honey or a vegan alternative
  • 250 ml water
  • 400 g gluten free self raising flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  1. If making a flax egg mix make this now and set aside until ready to add with other ingredients.

  2. Grease and line two 2lb loaf tins/large roasting tin, or halve mixture and use one 2lb tin.

  3. Preheat oven to 150°C/300F/Gas 2

  4. Add all ingredients to a large bowl, combine with a whisk
  5. The mixture will be very wet and sloppy, a bit like a thin custard, don't worry, have faith and continue!
  6. Pour the mixture into the tins and pop in the oven for 45-55 mins (60-75 mins if baking as one large bake)
  7. Once cooled this cake is super moist and spongy, but, as with all ginger cakes, the taste will deepen and improve with age so this can also be a keeper!
Recipe Notes

If making two honey cakes using two 2b loaf tins you can either gift the second or freeze it and defrost for 24hrs before cutting. I recommend freezing in a tupperware container, if you wrap the cake remember to unwrap before defrosting otherwise you'll damage the appearance of the cake 'crust'.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Cake - Gluten & Dairy Free
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.