Whole Wheat Barley Cake ~ sweetened with Orange Blossom Honey

This is a rustic cake made with wholemeal flour and sweetened exclusively with good honey. The addition of different spices gives it a unique character that goes well with the consistency of this cake.

You can fill it with chocolate cream, jam or honey and enjoy it as a treat together with a cup of coffee or tea.

Whole Wheat Barley Cake  sweetened with Orange Blossom Honey
  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time25 Minutes
  • Cooking time40 Minutes
  • Cooking methodEmbers
  • CuisineItalian


  • 180 gwhole wheat flour
  • 125 mlextra virgin olive oil
  • 120 gwhole wheat barley flour
  • 100 gorange blossom honey
  • 15 gbaking powder
  • 3eggs
  • Half cupmilk
  • 1/2 teaspooncream of tartar powder
  • 1/2 teaspoonground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoonground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoonground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoonground nutmeg
  • q.s.unsweetened cocoa powder (for the topping)
  • q.s.spredable chocolate; jam or honey (for the filling)


  1. – separate in two different bowls the egg yolks from the whites;
    – whip the whites with the cream of tartar until stiff and keep them aside;
    – add the honey to the yolks and whisk them together for about 10 minutes or till you get a frothy cream;
    – sift the flours onto the thus obtained mixture and mix well till they get completely absorbed;
    – add the ground spices and baking powder, mix well;
    – add the oil and mix well till it gets absorbed completely;
    – add the milk and mix well till it gets absorbed completely ;
    – pour the whipped egg whites and mix gently, with a rotary movement from the bottom to the top of the bowl;
    – once you have obtained a creamy and smooth mixture, pour it onto a greased baking tray (20/22 cm diameter);
    – bake at 170 degrees for about 40/45 minutes;

    – allow the cake to cool down, then cut it in small squares;

    – fill the squares with your favorite filling, then sprinkle some cocoa powder onto them;

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