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Recipe – Honey Cake

Honey Cake is a traditional dessert for the Jewish New Year, helping to ensure that the new year will be a ”sweet” one.
honey cake slices
4 eggs
1 cup honey
1 cup coffee, cooled to room temperature
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour

Beat eggs.  Add honey, coffee, oil, and sugar. Mix well.

Sift together baking powder, baking soda, and flour.

Mix all ingredients together.

Pour into greased loaf pan.

Some people have reported that the batter is overflowing their pan.  To be safe, place the pan on a cookie sheet to catch any spills.  

Bake in 350° oven for about 1 hour.

Top with slivered almonds.

  1. tanya permalink

    love the recipe, came out really good

  2. hi
    we made this honey cake, and it rose and overflowed all over the oven
    you’ve no idea!
    but after some salvaging, the cake came out amazing!

    • Community Manager permalink

      Sorry for the mess, glad it came out so good in the end. It’s a tradition in our family!

  3. Shulamis permalink

    I had the same problem with it overflowing everywhere. It made a big mess in my oven. It’s inedible.

    • Community Manager permalink

      We’re very sorry this happened to you. It has not been our experience, but to be safe, we have updated the recipe to suggest placing the pan on a cookie sheet.

  4. Jeremy Z permalink

    I also had the same problem with this recipe overflowing, and the result was inedible. All the ingredients filled a standard loaf pan to the brim before it went into the oven. Should the recipe have instructed bakers to pour the recipe into two loaf pans?

    • Community Manager permalink

      We are so sorry not everyone is having a great result. We recommed filling your baking dish – or whatever you are using – only 3/4 full to avoid overflowing and burning. This may necessitate using 2 loaf pans.

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