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Sicilian Honey Cake

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.

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Veronica Lavenia
Course Baking, Dessert, Dolci
Cuisine Sicilian


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas 4).
  • Whip whole eggs with a pinch of salt. Add honey, oil, zest and orange juice.
  • Add flour and baking powder, stirring just enough to blend the ingredients.
  • Pour the dough into a greased and floured cake pan (or replaced with baking paper).
  • Bake for about 35 minutes or until done.


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