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Video:How to Make Honey Cake

with Tina Abbey

Honey cake is a traditional Jewish recipe. Learn how to make this kosher honey cake dessert with this helpful video.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Honey Cake

HI I'm Tina Abbey for About.com and I'm here to show you how to make honey cake. Honey cake is a traditional dessert served at the Jewish New Year or Rosh Hashanah.

To Make Honey Cake, You Will Need:

  • 3 and a half cups of flour,
  • 1tablespoon of baking powder,
  • 1teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt,
  • 4 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of honey
  • 1 and a half cups of white sugar
  • 1/2  cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup of scotch or rye and that of course is optional.
  • 3 8 x 4 1/2 in loaf pans that have been lightly greased and floured  (this will give you extra cakes to give out as a gift.)

Sift the Honey Cake Dry Ingredients Before Mixing the Batter

In a mixing bowl place your flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Quickly sift them together with a fork. Then you're going to add your wet ingredients - oil, honey (a helpful hint when using honey is to spray your measuring cup with cooking spray. Then the honey just pours out real easy) the white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, coffee, vanilla, orange juice and the scotch if you're using it. Next I'm going to beat everything together until a thick batter forms. I'm going to do that on low speed so it does not splatter all over the place.

Next I'm going to transfer the batter into the prepared pans. Place in the middle of a 350 degree oven and bake for 45-60 minutes. The cake, when it is ready, should spring back when it is gently touched. Oh, they look fantastic. I'm going to transfer these to a cooling rack and let them cool for about 15 minutes before removing them from the pan and there you have it. A couple of honey cakes for your family and one for a New Year's gift.

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