Honey and Cinnamon Cake

Honey and Cinnamon Cake

By Molly Read and Bongani Matomela 


1 1/2 cups butter 
2 1/4 cups sugar 
1/2 cup honey 
6 eggs 
4 tsp vanilla 
1 tsp salt 
6 tsp Royal Baking Powder
4 cups flour 
1 1/2 cups Parmalat milk 

Honey comb:

1 1/2 cups sugar 
1 Tbsp bicarbonate of soda 

Honey caramel: 

1/8 cup butter 
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp honey 
1/2 cup Parmalat cream 
Pinch of salt

Cinnamon icing:
250g butter 
400g icing sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon

1. Cream butter and sugar 
2. Add honey 
3. Add eggs one at a time and whisk 
4. Sift salt, Royal Baking Powder and cake flour into mixture and slowly combine
5. Slowly add in Parmalat milk 

Honey comb: 
1. Melt sugar in a saucepan until it  dissolves and starts to go brown in colour
2. Add the bicarb and mix fast. *It should start to rise 3. Once mixed add onto a non-stick sheet quickly, leave it to set 
4. Break up into pieces and serve 

Honey caramel: 
1. Bring honey to a boil 
2. Add butter and mix
3. Add Parmalat cream, mix and let it simmer 
4. Add salt and chill in the fridge

Cinnamon icing: :
1. Whip softened butter until fluffy and light in colour
2. Add icing sugar slowly a little at a time and continue to whip
3. Add cinnamon