Sicilian Honey Cake

Traditional orange cake from Sicily is sweetened with honey to create a rustic and fragrant dessert.

Sicilian Honey Cake

A rustic and fragrant cake with a delicate flavor, naturally sweetened with orange Sicilian honey, an excellent sugar substitute. Using unrefined ingredients and sweeten with raw sugar, honey or malt is not just a healthy habit but a pleasure because it means eaters can (re) discover all the tastes and the true flavors. This simple, luscious cake, remains soft for a few days.

Sicilian Honey Cake
 
Traditional orange cake from Sicily is sweetened with honey to create a rustic and fragrant dessert.
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Recipe Type: Dolci, Dessert, Baking
Cuisine: Sicilian
Ingredients
  • 3 large organic eggs
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 5 tablespoons honey orange (or lemon honey or acacia honey)
  • zest and juice of an untreated orange
  • 75 ml (3 fl oz) mild extra virgin olive oil
  • 300 g (11 oz) brown rice flour (or Kamut flour or other unrefined flours)
  • 15 g (½oz / ¼cup) organic baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas 4).
  2. Whip whole eggs with a pinch of salt. Add honey, oil, zest and orange juice.
  3. Add flour and baking powder, stirring just enough to blend the ingredients.
  4. Pour the dough into a greased and floured cake pan (or replaced with baking paper).
  5. Bake for about 35 minutes or until done.
 

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