Hi Ladies!! and Gents!! i need help... I want to make a jewish honey cake for my Fiance for thursday... can someone tell me a recipe from a cake mix?
Jewish Honey Cake
Cake Central Top Picks
- 991 Posts. Joined 1/2006
- Location: London, UK
- Select All Posts By This User
here's my recipe... it's SO easy that, honestly, you don't need a box mix! Give it a try!!!!
1lb tin golden syrup (or honey, I suppose, LOL! But we've ALWAYS used golden syrup)
Cup of oil
Cup of sugar
1lb plain flour
2 tsp instant coffee
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Flaked almonds to decorate
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 3 ( that's 160°c or 325°f). Line a tin (the tin I use is approx 10” x 8”) both lengthways and widthways with foil, allowing a large excess on each side. Fold the excess foil under the tin. You will use this to keep wrap the cake, once it is cooked and cooled.
Put the syrup into a large mixing bowl. Put coffee into empty syrup tin and fill tin with hot water. Stir well and pour into the bowl (tin will be hot!). Add everything, except eggs, flour, baking powder and bicarb. Mix with a wooden spoon – do not use an electric hand mixer at this point! Add eggs, mix, then sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarb. Mix again, (do not worry about the mixture being lumpy, at this point) then use an electric hand mixer to smooth the mixture and to get lots of air bubbles into the mixture. Empty into the tin. Sprinkle with flaked almonds.
Bake for 1½ hours, then check to see if it is done.
The cake will keep for a week, if well wrapped.
For this recipe (bottom photo, round cakes in front; top photo, slice on left.) I started with my gingerbread recipe and subbed honey (instead of molasses) and coffee (instead of water). Recipe here.