Spiced Honey Cake

Rosh Hashanah



1 cup sugar

1 cup strong black coffee

1/4 cup vegetable oil

4 egg yolks

3 1/2 cups flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

3/4 cup sliced almonds

4 egg whites

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Honey Tips

Honey Is One of the Oldest Foods

Honey is one of the oldest foods in existence. It was found in the tomb of King Tut and was still edible since honey never spoils.


Preheat oven to 350°. In an electric mixer, blend first 4 ingredients. Add egg yolks and beat until smooth. In another bowl combine the next seven ingredients. Gradually, add this flour mixture to the batter, beating well. In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites with ¼ teaspoon salt and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gently fold beaten egg whites and sliced almonds into the batter. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10" tube pan. Bake 1 hour or until done. Remove from oven, cool 20 minutes in pan. Loosen sides of cake from pan, if necessary and invert onto wire rack. Cool on rack.