Honey Cake with Almonds

Rosh Hashanah


2 1/4 cups flour

2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

3 eggs

3/4 cup dark brown sugar


3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon orange rind, grated

1/2 cup applesauce

3/4 cup almonds, chopped

Honey Tips

Honey Is Magic

In the days before biology and botany were understood, people thought it was a special kind of magic that turned flower nectar into honey.


Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease and flour a 9"x 13" pan. Sift together first 6 ingredients. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add brown sugar and honey. Beat well. Add oil gradually, until well blended. Mix in orange rind. Beat in flour mixture alternately with applesauce. Stir in almonds. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50 minutes, or until cake tests done.