Honey-orange dairy free layer cake recipe

Honey-orange dairy free layer cake recipe



  • 2½ cups self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup (125ml) vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Rind and juice of 3 oranges


Preheat oven to 160°C (fan-forced). Grease a large baking pan liberally.

Zest oranges – retain the zest of 1 orange for icing.

Juice the 3 oranges and mix the remaining zest with the juice.

Mix eggs, honey, sugar and vegetable oil in a large bowl.

Sift flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and cinnamon into another bowl.

Using an electric mixer, mix in the flour and orange juice/zest alternately until all combined.

Pour into greased pan.

Bake in oven for 40-50 minutes, checking after the 30 minute mark – use skewer test to affirm when cooked.

Turn out on wire rack and cool completely.


  • I iced this cake with egg white (royal) icing with orange zest. It would be yummy though on its own as a teacake or with a honey glaze.
  • The taste of this cake is mellow and warm due to the inclusion of delicious honey.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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