With its warming flavour, this cake is delicious with or without the icing.
225g plain flour
1 level tsp baking powder
1 level tsp mixed spice
1 level tsp ground ginger
1 level tsp cinnamon
75g caster sugar
175g Orange Blossom Honey
75ml good olive oil
2 large eggs
finely grated zest of 1 orange
1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
100ml orange juice, plus 1 Tbsp for the icing
50g icing sugar, sieved
Line a 21cm square baking tin with parchment paper. Pre heat oven to 180C/gas 4.
Sift the flour, baking powder, mixed spice, ginger and cinnamon together in a bowl. Stir in the caster sugar.
In another bowl, beat the honey, oil, eggs and zest. Stir into the flour mixture.
Stir the bicorbonate of soda into the orange juice – it will start to fizz up. Immediately stir it into the cake mixture until evenly mixed. Pour into the prepared tin – its a very runny mixture but will firm up when cooked.
Bake for 55 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly pressed. Cool on a wire rack.
Mix the icing sugar with the extra orange juice, then drizzle on top of the cake.
Make yourself a cuppa and enjoy.:-)