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Moist Honey Cake

This Diwali, as I was slightly under the weather, I hadn't made any sweets. Now that I was back in action, I decided to bake Moist Honey Cake, which has been in my "to- do list" for a while. Honey Cake is usually made for the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). Apart from honey, this recipe calls for o
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Course Desserts


  • 3 - 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 teaspoons Cinnamon Ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cloves Ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Allspice Ground
  • 1 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 - 1/2 cups Sugar Granulated - (or 1/2 cup less)
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coffee tea Warm or strong
  • 1/2 cup Orange juice Fresh
  • 1/4 cup Whiskey - (or orange juice or coffee)
  • 1/2 cup almonds Slivered or sliced (optional)


  • Preheat the oven at 180C.
  • Powder the sugar for easy mixing. Keep aside.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and all spice powders together 3-4 times. Keep aside.
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugars, honey, orange juice, oil, coffee, vanilla and whiskey (if using) together till well blended.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix till you get a smooth thick batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  • Sprinkle the almonds on top of the batter. (If using)
  • Bake for 40 to 60 minutes or till a toothpick when inserted in the centre of the cake, comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 15 minutes before inverting to a wire rack.
  • Let cool completely before serving.
  • This cake can be stored for a couple of days.