Margarita's International Recipes


Honey Cake

I'm proud to say that this cake was made by my 7-year-old daughter Mika and her 4-year-old sister Camila, pretty much all by themselves. Pretty much. It's simple enough in that a child that can read well and knows his or her fractions, could make this without any help whatsoever (well, perhaps a little with the oven).

I think the results were pretty good. We forgot to put the star anise at the bottom, which the original recipe called for, and that might have made a small difference. As it was, I found the cake a little bit bland; even though I used salted butter, I think it would have benefitted from 1/2 tsp. of salt.

I also made the mistake of cooking it in an 8x8 pan. A loaf pan would have led to easier to cut slices - the cake is supposedly very good with some butter or jam.

Honey Cake


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a loaf or 8x8 baking pan.

Combine flour, bakins soda and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the center, and add honey, butter and milk. Mix all ingredients together.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the center is dry, about 30' for a square pan and 40' for a loaf pan. Cool before un-molding.

Adapted from a recipe at Worldwide

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