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Spiced Lemon Honey Basil Cake

4.30 from 3 votes

Cook healthy with Honey Recipe Contest : Rainy days calls for a spicy snack with a hot cup of coffee / Tea. Why not try a warm spiced cake for a change? Spiced Lemon Honey Basil Cake is an Eggless Cake which will definitely satisfy your taste-buds on a cool rainy day. Simple drizzle with honey or relish it as it is!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Served AsDesserts, Snacks
Servings 5


  • ¾ cup + 2 tbsps whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup + 1 tsp caster sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp grated lemon rind
  • ½ tsp dry ginger powder
  • ½ tsp dry basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp concentrated lemon juice taken from 1 big lemon
  • ¼ cup water


  • Sieve flour, ginger powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt together for at least 2 – 3 times.
  • Mix basil and lemon rind.
  • Grease a baking tray and preheat the oven @180
  • Combine 1 tbsp lemon juice with ¼ cup water and filter this lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Take milk in a bowl and dissolve sugar. Add honey and oil. Mix well.
  • Pour this wet mixture to the dry mixture. Mix until no lumps are seen and add the diluted lemon juice.
  • Mix gently. You will see it quite frothing. Don’t overmix the cake batter.
  • Pour the cake batter into the greased tin and bake @180c for 30 - 35 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool completely and serve with honey drizzled on it or as it is.
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Once the lemon juice is added, do not mix the cake batter for a long time.

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Rajeswari Annamalai
Rajeswari Annamalai

Software professional turned into home maker and baker :)

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