Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Need a fantastic little cake? Did I hear a yes? Did anyone raise their hand? I have a great cake for you then, Honey Cake! Honey cake is a traditional sweet that is served on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This particular recipe is fabulous; it is so moist and wonderfully spiced.
I baked two mini loafs, and one large 9x13 sheet cake. I then topped with a little glaze made of half & half and powdered sugar. I think an orange glaze would be awesome too. Please enjoy!
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup honey
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¼ cup warm coffee
1/2 cup apple juice
Glaze – ¼ cup half and half + powdered sugar (mix in to your desired consistency)
Pre-heat your oven to 350, grease your baking dishes of choice.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Make a well in the center, and add oil, honey, white sugar, brown sugars, eggs, vanilla, warm coffee, and apple juice. Now blend all ingredients together with a whisk, spoon, or spatula – make sure to get it all. Batter will be quite thin, don’t be nervous! Now just pour into your greased baking dish.
Bake for 45-65 minutes depending on dish used. Cakes are done when you can gently press the center and it springs back. I can smell this cake baking now, so delicious!
Now it is time to have fun with the fruits of your labor, I gave the above loaf to my neighbor. This makes one large cake so why don’t you do the same!
Happy baking & eating