My Easy Gluten Free Honey Spiced Loaf Cake

Hi and welcome back to LivingCoeliac.

I hope you are all okay and doing well. I am starting my holiday leave ahead of my maternity leave in April this week which is a relief. However, I am finding myself in the kitchen more and more. Anyone else the same?

With the start of Spring approaching in the UK, I am finding myself craving the spiced cakes of my childhood. I have always loved a spiced cake and decided to try a lighter option to the golden syrup options by adding honey instead.

The result was this simple cake that works perfectly on its own on heated and served with custard or ice cream. I love how rich the cake is without being too much.

To make the cake, you simply beat together butter and light brown sugar before adding one egg, warmed milk and honey. Mix to combine before adding the flour and spices. Pour the mixture into a loaf tin and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know what other recipes you would like to see.

As Easter is fast approaching, I am sharing my mini-egg brownie recipe and vanilla mini-egg cookie recipes over the next few weeks. If you are looking for other Easter recipes, why not check out my Cornflake Nest Cakes or Chocolate Mini-Egg Cookies? -x-

My Gluten Free Honey Spiced Loaf Cake Recipe

Gluten Free Honey Spiced Loaf Cake

An easy recipe for the perfect spiced cake to enjoy with friends and family. No-one will know it is gluten free -x-
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 10


  • Loaf tin


  • 175 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g/ml honey
  • 100 ml milk warmed
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp mixed spice or ½ tsp: cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  • 2. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • 3. Add the honey, milk, egg and vanilla extract to the butter mixture, stirring to combine.
  • 4. Sift together the flour and spices.
  • 5. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, stirring to combine.
  • 6. Add the mixture to a greased loaf tin.
  • 7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Keyword gluten free cake, gluten free honey cake, honey spiced cake

This recipe is so simple to make and creates the best cake for dessert. I love serving mine with ice cream or custard. I hope you love this recipe.

Please let me know if you re-create it by tagging me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac or by sharing photos directly to my Facebook Page. Social media links below.



I'm Chrissi, a lover of all things food. I love re-creating and adapting recipes so they are gluten free, looking for new gluten free places to eat and more -x-

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