Honey Spice Cake

serves 8


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1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon instant espresso granules or 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
4 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup plain whole-milk or thick Greek yogurt


Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan, and lightly dust with flour.

Whisk together 1 3/4 cups flour and next 5 ingredients (through allspice) in a bowl. Dissolve espresso granules in 1/4 cup water in a large bowl. Add sugar, honey, oil, eggs, and rind. Gradually whisk flour mixture into honey mixture. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan 20 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on rack. Dust cake lightly with confectioners' sugar.

Cut the cake into 8 wedges; drizzle each wedge with 1/2 teaspoon honey, and dollop with 1 tablespoon yogurt.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 311
Fat 9 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 5 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 296 mg