Moist Honey Cake Recipe
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moist honey cake recipe
Yields: 10 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 45 Mins Total Time: 1 Hr

This honey cake is moist, rich in flavor, full of spices that will make your house smell like autumn. This honey cake is definitely a family favorite. Every Rosh Hashana we make this honey cake, it’s our favorite time of the year.

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One of our favorite parts about this cake is that it stays moist and delicious for a few days, it even tastes better one or two days later. This honey cake will become your new favorite tea cake, I can’t wait for you to try it!

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Honey cake for Rosh Hashana

In Rosh Hashana in the Jewish culture, it’s a tradition to make lots of foods and desserts to celebrate the Jewish “new year’s” holiday. Honey cake is one of the desserts that we see every year around the table.

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Honey cake ingredients:

Flour- we used all-purpose flour for this recipe, cake flour can work great as well!

Sugar- we used granulated sugar for this recipe, caster sugar can work great as well.

Oil- we used vegetable oil for this recipe, canola oil can work as well.

Eggs- use room temperature eggs.

Honey- use fresh honey.

Tea- make a strong tea and cool it lightly.

Vanilla extract- for flavor.

Baking powder and baking soda- to help the cake rise.

Salt- we used kosher salt for this recipe, you will need ¼ tsp of salt.

Cinnamon- gives this cake an amazing taste.

Nutmeg- you will need ¼ tsp of nutmeg.

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How to make honey cake:

Preheat an oven to 160c (320f) and prepare a parchment paper-lined loaf pan.

In a medium mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix with a whisk until combined.

In a separate large mixing bowl, add the eggs, oil, vanilla extract, honey, and mix well with a whisk.

Add the hot tea into the wet mixture and mix until combined.

In a separate medium mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix with a small whisk until combined.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients mixture and carefully mix until just combined. (don’t overmix!)

Pour the batter into a parchment paper-lined loaf pan and bake in a 180c (350f) preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Drizzle honey on top of the cake right when it comes out of the oven. Smooth it out with a spoon.

let the cake cool for at least 30 minutes and serve!

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Tips for the recipe:

  • Use room temperature ingredients. It is important that you use room-temperature ingredients like eggs. This step ensures that your mixture mixes into a homogenous mixture and bakes perfectly. you don’t want to place cold batter into the oven.
  • Don’t overmix the batter, you don’t want to develop the gluten in the flour. This step ensures you have moist cake and not dense and dry cake.
  • Measure your flour correctly! When measuring your flour, avoid scooping it with a measuring cup. Instead, stir the flour with a spoon to create as many air pockets as possible, and spoon it into your measuring cup. Finally, level it with a back of a knife.
  • Line your baking pan with parchment paper! This step helps the cake to release easily from the pan.
  • Before you start to make this recipe, measure and prepare your ingredients so the baking process will go smoothly and easily.

Frequently asked questions:

How to store honey cake?

Store this honey cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

How long does honey cake last?

This cake will last for up to 5 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature of up to a week in the fridge.

What is the flavor of honey cake?

The flavor of this honey cake is sweet, tender, moist, full of cinnamon flavor, and delicious.

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Can I sprinkle nuts on top of this cake?

Yes! It’s popular to mix and sprinkle nuts in this honey cake, add chopped walnuts to the batter of the cake, or top the cake with sliced almonds.

How to serve honey cake?

Serve this honey cake next to your coffee or tea, this cake makes every coffee or tea break a million times better.

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How do you know when the cake is done?

Check the middle of the loaf by inserting a toothpick into the loaf. When the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done. If not, bake for another 5-10 minutes.

Can I freeze the cake?

Yes! This cake is very easy to freeze. After baking, let the cake cool to room temperature, transfer it into a freezer-friendly Ziploc bag, or wrap it tightly with a plastic wrap. Freeze up to 3 months. To thaw: place the cake in the refrigerator overnight or place in a room temperature for a few hours.

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More fall recipes:

Moist honey cake- This honey cake is moist, rich in flavor, full of spices that will make your house smell like autumn. This honey cake is definitely a family favorite. Every Rosh Hashana we make this honey cake, it’s our favorite time of the year.

Apple upside-down cake- This apple upside-down cake recipe is a must-have for fall. This apple upside-down cake features an incredibly moist cake that is loaded with cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a caramelized apple topping.

Easy apple cake- This cake is fluffy, light, airy, moist, soft, and delicious. This apple cake contains only a few simple ingredients to make and takes under 20 minutes to prep.

Carrot cake- This carrot cake is moist, soft, perfectly spiced, and every carrot cake and fall lover’s dream. This carrot cake is made with grated carrots, brown sugar, fall spices, topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting.

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