Sweet Honey Baby Cakes


  • 185g butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed soft brown sugar
  • ¼ cup J. Friend and Co honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup honey, extra, to decorate

Honey cream cheese icing

  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ cup low-fat cream cheese


Preheat oven to 180C. Grease 12 individual 150ml-capacity cake tins (or use standard muffin tins). Place butter, brown sugar and honey in a bowl and beat until pale and creamy.

Beat in vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Stir in sifted flour and baking powder. Spoon into prepared cakes tins, dividing the mixture evenly.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of one cake comes out clean. Invert onto a wire rack to cool.

Once cold, top with Honey cream cheese icing and a little extra dollop of honey. To make icing, stir honey into cream cheese until smooth.