3/08/2012

Spelt and honey cakes

I've started making bread again and trying different flours. I bought some spelt last week and made a lovely loaf with it. I had some left, so made some of these little cakes for my friend, who came to have a cuppa with me yesterday. The recipe was on my bag of flour.

175g butter, softened
175g caster sugar
3 eggs
150g spelt flour
pinch of salt
1 tspn baking powder
25g cornflour
3 tbspn milk
10tbspn honey, warmed
25g hazelnuts or pistachios, chopped

Preheat oven 180C/gas4
Grease 10 - 12 small rectangular tins, a 12 hole 'financier' tin [I bought mine in France] or a 12 hole muffin tin.

Beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add the eggs slowly, beating between each addition.
Fold in the spelt flour, the salt and the cornflour. Add the milk and mix till smooth.
Divide into the tins and bake for 20 mins, till golden and firm.
When cool, drizzle each cake with a tbspn of warm honey and sprinkle with the nuts.



You can make a loaf cake in a 900g tin instead of small cakes. The spelt give the cakes a slight nutty taste which goes well with the nuts in the topping. There are so many types of honey to choose from; I used a heather honey from my local farm shop. I'll certainly make this recipe again, but as a large cake. Another quick and easy cake to make.

5 comments:

Jean said...

They look gorgeous. I do have a "tin" (silicone mould) for the little loaves so I will definitley give these a try.

Suelle said...

I've made cookies with spelt flour, but haven't yet tried cakes. These mini loaves look really good.wnliti

Phil in the Kitchen said...

I've used spelt flour in bread and biscuits but never cakes before but clearly I'm missing out. As you say, there must be a nutty taste which sounds really interesting.

MissCakeBaker said...

I'm a big spelt fan so am going to try these. They look so pretty.

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

I love honey & these looks so lovely & yummy. Will certainly try this recipe. thanks for sharing! :)