Honey Holiday Cake

A very special variation on a favorite theme.


1 egg

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup strong tea, cooled

3 Tablespoons canola or vegetable oil


1/2 ripe banana, mashed

1 Tablespoon grated orange zest

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Honey Tips

Honey Flavors and Colors

Honey has different flavors and colors, depending on the location and kinds of flowers the bees visit. Climatic conditions of the area also influence its flavor and color.


Preheat oven to 325°.
Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Lightly dust pan with flour.
In a medium size bowl, beat together egg and sugar with an electric mixer, until well blended. Then beat in tea, oil, honey, banana, orange zest, cinnamon, and cloves. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended.
Pour batter into pan. Bake 15 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 350° and continue baking for another 30 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool on rack. Remove cake from pan.
Serves 8.