Honey Spice Cake

Honey Spice Cake


  • 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.

  • Yield: serves 8

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 311
Fat per serving: 9g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 5g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 55mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 296mg

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