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Honey Cake with Almonds

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Honey Cake with Almonds

Honey Cake with Almonds - Kids love honey, walnuts and almonds!

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Health Score:
62 / 100
very easy
35 min.
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Nutritional values

The Christmas honey cake is a real treat thanks to almonds, nuts and honey.

You are free to choose the nuts for the decoration - just take what you like. If omega-3 fatty acids are important to you: walnuts are particularly rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie252 kcal(12 %)
Protein5 g(5 %)
Fat10 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates33 g(22 %)
Sugar added14 g(56 %)
Roughage2.5 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E2.8 mg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.111 mg(10 %)
Niacin1.5 mg(13 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate18 μg(6 %)
Pantothenic acid0.3 mg(5 %)
Biotin3.6 μg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.2 μg(7 %)
Vitamin C1 mg(1 %)
Potassium146 mg(4 %)
Calcium39 mg(4 %)
Magnesium28 mg(9 %)
Iron1.1 mg(7 %)
Iodine2 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.7 mg(9 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.5 g
Uric acid14 mg
Cholesterol44 mg
Development of this recipe:


6 ozs honey
3 ozs butter
2 eggs
3 ozs brown sugar
potatoes (about 1 tablespoon)
1 lemon
3 ozs unpeeled almonds
11 ozs Spelt flour (type 630)
1 Tbsp Gingerbread spice
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 ozs candied orange (diced)
2 ozs Candied lemon (diced)
3 ozs Nut (eg walnut, hazelnut, almond kernels)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 Kitchen scale, 1 Small pot, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Bowl, 1 large Mixing bowl, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Small bowl, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Mini food processor, 1 square Baking dish (24x24 cm), 1 pointed Small knife, 1 Pastry brush

Preparation steps

Honey Cake with Almonds preparation step 1

Heat honey and 75 grams (approximately 5 tablespoons) butter in a small pot, stirring constantly, until the butter melts and combines with the honey. Remove from heat and let cool for about 15 minutes.

Honey Cake with Almonds preparation step 2

Meanwhile, separate 1 egg. Set aside the white. Add the yolk, remaining egg and sugar to a mixing bowl and beat until foamy with a hand mixer.

Honey Cake with Almonds preparation step 3

In a small bowl,  mix and dissolve potash with 1 tablespoon of water.

Honey Cake with Almonds preparation step 4

Rinse lemon, wipe dry and zest 1 tablespoon of peel.

Honey Cake with Almonds preparation step 5

Coarsely chop almonds in a mini food processor.

Honey Cake with Almonds preparation step 6

Add chopped almonds, honey mixture, potash, lemon zest, flour, gingerbread spice, cocoa powder, candied orange peel and candied lemon peel to the egg mixture. Mix with the dough hook attachment of the hand mixer into a smooth batter.

Honey Cake with Almonds preparation step 7

Grease a square 24 x 24 cm (approximately 9.5" x 9.5") baking pan with the remaining butter. Pour in the batter and smooth with a rubber spatula.

Honey Cake with Almonds preparation step 8

With a knife, score surface of batter to portion cake into 15 pieces. Decorate with the nuts.

Honey Cake with Almonds preparation step 9

Whisk the reserved egg white with 1-2 tablespoons water and brush the top of the batter with the mixture. Bake in a preheated oven at 175°C (approximately 350°F/ convection 325°F) on the middle rack until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Allow cake to cool before serving.