Odysea and Maldon Salt’s Preserved Lemon, Honey and Ginger Cake

“Want to know what gives a real fruity kick to your cake? Odysea’s preserved lemons are packed full of citrus flavours from the preserving of brine water & salt. The additions of honey and stem ginger will balance out this citrus cake, leaving you feel a certain warmth as the weather starts to cool down as we enter into the autumn season.” – Maldon Salt


375g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of Maldon Salt

100g unsalted butter, room temperature

300g caster sugar

100g Odysea Honey

100ml Extra virgin olive oil

4 eggs

2 small Odysea Preserved Lemons, flesh & pips removed and roughly chopped

50g stem ginger, drained


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Thoroughly grease a Bundt tin and tap out with caster sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the plain flour, baking powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, and Maldon salt.
  3. In a food processor, add the preserved lemon and stem ginger and blitz together until it forms a nearly smooth paste.
  4. In a stand mixer, add the softened butter and sugar and beat together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Then add the honey, olive oil and preserved lemon ginger puree and beat again. Finally add the dry mix and fold through until fully incorporated and smooth.
  5. Spoon into the prepared loaf tin and smooth over the top. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes until well risen, golden brown and a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Garnish with lemon slices and a drizzle of lemon icing.