Celebrate Beltane With A Traditional Beltane Honey Cake Recipe

Beltane is a festival that marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and is celebrated on May 1st.

One of the traditional foods that are often served at Beltane celebrations is honey cake. This delicious and sweet cake is made with honey, which is believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

Beltane Honey Cake Recipe

To make a traditional Beltane honey cake, you will need the following:

  • 1 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp of ground ginger
Beltane Honey Cake Recipe
Beltane Honey Cake Recipe


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Melt the butter and honey together in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once the mixture is fully combined, remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Slowly pour in the honey and butter mixture, stirring constantly.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth out the top.
  6. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it and letting it cool completely on a wire rack.

This honey cake is perfect for any Beltane celebration and can be served with whipped cream or ice cream. This cake is delicious and has a rich symbolic meaning that makes it an important part of the festival’s tradition. Happy Beltane, and enjoy your honey cake!

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