Honey Cake Recipe for Rosh Hashanah

Honey Cake

Ingredients :
4 eggs, beaten well
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup coffee (regular, not flavored)
1 cup honey
1 cup oil (safflower, corn oil, other light oils are best - not olive oil)
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon. baking soda
teaspoon each of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon brandy
4 loaf pans, lightly greased

honey cake

Preparation :
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
Add white sugar and brown sugar to eggs and beat until well mixed.
Mix coffee and honey together and add to the egg and sugar mixture.
Add oil and mix to combine.
Mix dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture until well blended.
Add vanilla and brandy and mix well.
Fill pans full.
Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick. If crumb feels dry, cake is done.

After cooling, wrap well and store in the refrigerator. Some people suggest refrigerating the cakes for 24 hours before serving to intensify the honey flavor.

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