The Sweetest Honey Cake for National Bee Day

This delicious recipe comes from one of Etta's favourite books, 'Omar, The Bees, and Me' by Helen Mortimer.

It's a simple yet absolutely delicious recipe, perfect with a cuppa. 

What better way to salute our little friends, the bees, on national bee day?!


  • 250g plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 100g runny honey
  • 250g butter, softened
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160 fan/gas mark 3 and grease your cake tin (we like to make this in a bundt tin, but it's lovely as a loaf too.)
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter until it is creamy and then add the sugar until creamed.
  3. Add the honey, salt, baking powder, flour and eggs, mixing well after each ingredient.
  4. Pour the mixture into your cake tin and then pop it in the oven for 45 minutes until the cake is golden on top, or a skewer comes out clean.
  5. After about 20 minutes, transfer the cake to a wire cooling rack. Don't try to remove the cake from it's tin while it's too warm or it'll just fall apart (trust me...)
  6. Decorate with a dusting of icing sugar and edible flowers, or a drizzle of honey

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Let me know how the recipe turns out, we’d love to hear (and see pics of your creation). Love, Victoria x

Victoria Eggs

Thank you. It sounds delicious.


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