Grandma Sadie's Honey Cake

Dinah

"Honey cake is a traditional recipe for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. This recipe was found by my husband's aunt on a hand-written note - we think it belonged to his great-grandmother. I think the old recipes are the best! Some measurements have been converted from pounds for more modern conventions."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 363 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 363 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 12.7 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.3g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a two 8-inch baking dishes.
  2. Beat sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix honey into creamed butter-egg mixture.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda into a separate bowl. Slowly mix flour mixture, alternating with the coffee, into honey mixture until batter is just mixed. Fold almonds and raisins into batter; add orange zest, vanilla extract, and cinnamon into batter. Pour batter into the prepared baking dishes.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • My mother often serves this with a chocolate-brandy frosting. L'shana tova!
  • Walnuts can be substituted for the almonds.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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