I have a friend who keeps bees. They collect pollen predominantly from elderflowers and so their honey has a light elderflower flavour. He very kindly gave me some of his elderflower honey and I decided to make a cake with it. I found a lovely recipe for Devonshire Honey cake by Geraldene Holt. To enhance the elderflower flavour I drizzled some elderflower cordial over the top of the cake as it came out of the oven instead of drizzling more honey over the top as she suggests. This was a very simple, clear recipe to follow and made a delicious light cake.
For Geraldene’s Devonshire Honey Cake recipe:- http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1840/devonshire-honey-cake
For a delicious looking Lavender and Honey cake that I have also noted to make: http://charlotteskitchendiary.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/lavender-and-honey-cake/
Our bees are struggling for survival and need support as they play an incredibly important part in our ecosystem. For more information about bees and how to support them:-
Friends of the Earth Bee-Cause http://www.foe.co.uk/what_we_do/the_bee_cause_35033.html