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Strawberry Honey Cake

A beautiful summer inspired Strawberry Honey Cake.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: British
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 513kcal


  • 170 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 120 g honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 270 g plain flour *for gluten-free see below
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 200 g sour cream
  • 150 g strawberries hulled and chopped into quarters

Honey Buttercream:

  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 165 g icing sugar
  • 50 g honey
  • 50 g sour cream
  • pinch of salt


  • Pre-heat the oven to 170°C and line and grease a 9 inch loaf tin.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together for a few minutes until pale and fluffy
  • Add the eggs one at a time until fully combined.
  • Pour in the honey and mix well, then the vanilla extract.
  • In a separate mixing bowl whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • Add ⅓ of the flour to the rest of the cake batter, mixing well. Then follow with half the sour cream, mix it in then another ⅓ of the flour, the rest of the sour cream then the last third of the flour. Mix until the batter has just combined.
  • Pour nearly all of the cake batter into the baking tin.
  • Puncture the batter with the chopped strawberries in a single layer before spreading on the very last of the cake batter to cover the strawberries.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 60-70 minutes. Cool the cake on a wire rack completely before icing.
  • For the honey buttercream beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Pour in the honey, sour cream and a pinch of salt and mix until completely combined.
  • Using a palette knife spread the buttercream thickly on top of the cake.
  • Decorate with strawberries and drizzled honey.


* For a gluten-free version of the cake, substitute the plain flour for a blend of:
60g sweet rice flour
45g oat flour
35g millet flour
20g potato starch
15g tapioca flour


Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 880IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.6mg