Honey Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Honey Cake recipe? Learn how to make Honey Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rkenchel

Makes 9 servings



Honey cake is often served during Rosh Hashanah because honey symbolizes wishes for "sweet" things to come. The cake becomes moister and its flavors deepen a day or two after it's made.

Recipe Ingredients for Honey Cake

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup honey (preferably buckwheat)
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup coffee, freshly brewed strong cooled
2 large eggs
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons whiskey or bourbon

Recipe Directions for Honey Cake

  1. Active time: 30 min Start to finish: 3 hr (includes cooling)

  2. Preparation:

  3. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat to 350°F. Oil loaf pan well and dust with flour, knocking out excess.

  4. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and ginger in a small bowl. Whisk together honey, oil, and coffee in another bowl until well combined.

  5. Beat together eggs and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low, then add honey mixture and whiskey and mix until blended, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Finish mixing batter with a rubber spatula, scraping bottom of bowl.

  6. Pour batter into loaf pan (batter will be thin) and bake 30 minutes. Cover top loosely with foil and continue to bake until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan and a wooden pick or skewer inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes more. Cool on a rack 1 hour.

  7. Run a knife around side of cake, then invert rack over pan and invert cake onto rack. Turn cake right side up and cool completely.

  8. Cooks' note:

  9. ? Cake keeps, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or in an airtight container, at room temperature 1 week.

  10. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Categories

Dessert, Jewish, Bake, Kosher

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 111.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
387
Calories from Fat
158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.6g
27%
Saturated Fat
3.5g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Sodium
318mg
13%
Potassium
111mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
53.9g
18%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
34.9g
Protein
4.0g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
    Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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