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

How Honey Is Created

Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.


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.