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Friday, September 10, 2010

Honey Spice Cake

Honey cake is a dessert that I made to bring over to a friend's house for the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish holiday referred to as the Jewish New Year. One of the symbolic foods that represents this holiday is honey. Apples are often dipped in honey to represent a sweet year. In this recipe, although there are no apples, 1 1/2 cups of honey is included, making this cake sweet and delicious, and one of the desserts commonly baked and eaten at Rosh Hashanah. 

Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes until golden brown.  Smell the delicious aroma that fills the kitchen.


Honey Spice Cake (Taken from Second Helpings Please, Revised Edition)

4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
1 lb. liquid honey (1 1/2 cups)
3 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup cold coffee or tea
zest of one orange

Beat eggs and sugar.  Add oil and honey and blend well.  Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with liquid. Pour into an ungreased 10" tube pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake for 1 hour. When cake is done, cool for 15 minutes.  Then, invert and cool completely before removing from pan.


  1. This would be divine! Exactly the type of cake I like. I do prefer using honey too; the texture it gives is lovely

  2. my goodness does that look good!!!

  3. This looks delicious! Do you use coffee or tea? Does it matter what kind of tea?I can't wait to make this. What a perfect fall treat!

  4. Did it work better with coffee or tea? Do you know if a particular flavor of coffee/tea works best?

  5. I used tea this time. Orange pekoe worked for me. I had made it with coffee once before, but I prefer it this way.