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Three orange cakes on cutting board wrapped with greenery.

Orange Ginger Honey Cakes

Orange Ginger Honey Cakes made with brown butter, orange juice, orange zest, fresh honey, and ground ginger. Rich Holiday cakes to give as gifts!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 mini loaves
Author Jenn


  • 2 Cups (250 g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Zest
  • 8 Tbsp Unsalted Butter browned
  • ¾ Cup (270 g) Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice
  • ½ Cup (125 ml) Whole Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup ( 50 g) Granulated Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325 F (163 C) and prepare four 6 inch mini loaf pans. (spray with non-stick spray or a thin coating of butter and flour.)
  • In a medium bowl, hand whisk together sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger and orange zest.
  • Brown your butter by placing in a small skillet on medium heat. Stir until butter is melted. Continue to stir and heat until butter is foamy and brownish in color.
  • Pour brown butter into bowl of stand mixer.
  • Add honey, orange juice, milk, sugar, and slightly beaten eggs.
  • Mix on medium with paddle attachment until smooth.
  • Slowly spoon in flour mixture on medium speed until a cake batter is formed. (scrape sides and bottom of bowl to incorporate all ingredients.
  • Divide batter amongst the four pans.
  • Place pans on cookie sheet and bake for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. (cover loaves with a sheet of aluminum foil halfway through baking.)
  • Place pans on cooling rack to completely cool before removing.
  • Eat and enjoy!