Honey and Ginger Cakes
Without wishing to sound like Jamie Oliver, honey and ginger are "best friends", so it's no surprise that this cake is mouthwateringly gorgeous.

4 oz butter
4 oz soft brown sugar
6 oz Honey
1 Egg
8 oz Self Raising Flour
1 tsp ground ginger
tsp mixed spice
pint water
1 oz preserved ginger


Cream together butter, sugar and honey.

Beat in the egg.

Add the flour and spices seived together

Add the water, then the chopped preserved ginger.

Half fill small paper cases with mixture and bake in fairly hot oven (400F) for about 20 minutes.

When cool put a little water icing on top with a small piece of preserved ginger in the centre.

A little lemon juice in the icing enhances the flavour.

Cakes keep well in a sealed tin and also freeze well.