Honey Cake


On the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah), we eat apples, honey, and honey cake in order to have a sweet new year. This is my great grandmother’s recipe. Even my dad who is not a fan of allspice and cloves, can’t stop himself from cutting himself a generous piece of this moist and flavourful cake. The nuts on top add a wonderful textural contrast.

  • 4 extra large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup strong black tea
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Zest 1 orange
  • 1 cup oil
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts mixed with 1 tbsp flour
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Beat eggs well. While beating, gradually add the sugar, then the honey, then the tea. Alternate with the dry ingredients.

Add the oil and the orange zest, while mixing slowly, then fold in the chopped walnuts. Grease and flour a tube pan before pouring in the mix. Sprinkle the almonds on top.

Bake at 350F for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 300 and bake for another 50-60 minutes. Insert a cake tester or uncooked strand of spaghetti into several parts of the cake to make sure no batter comes out uncooked.

Enjoy. Chag sameach!


One thought on “Honey Cake

  1. Hi Reveena:
    Haven’t heard from you in a bit. Hope you are well. I needed a new recipe for honey cake so I looked up your recipe.
    Hope there are new videos coming!


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