How to Bake Rye-Honey Spice Cake With Dates

by Sunny Flemingo

A beautiful cake perfect for Autumn.....


  • 5 Tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1 Cup Plain Flour, sifted
  • 1 Cup Rye Flour
  • ⅓ Cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground All Spice
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • ½ Cups Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ Cups Buttermilk
  • ¾ Cups Chopped Dates
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180C. Brush a bundt pan with the melted butter and dust with some plain flour- just enough to coat the pan.

    Step 2

    Whisk together plain flour, rye flour, dark brown sugar, baking soda, salt and spices in a dry bowl.

    Step 3

    This is essential as the cake has honey and it will be harder to remove the cake if you skip this step.

    Step 4

    In another dry bowl, whisk together honey, eggs, butter and buttermilk.

    Step 5

    Pour honey mixture into the flour mixture.

    Step 6

    Mix well with rubber spatula.

    Step 7

    Add chopped dates and fold in.

    Step 8

    Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and smooth the top.

    Step 9

    Bake for 26 minutes. Allow the cake to cool for 5 minutes. Remove the cake onto a wire rack. After the cake is completely cooled, dust with icing sugar and serve.