Thursday, 14 October 2010

Honey Cake as promised

On one of my earlier posts I mentioned that this Jewish New Year we were all, particularly the grandchildren, missing the scrumptious Honey Cake [Lakech] that my late mother-in-law baked for us every year. But luckily the Recipe has been found and for those of you who requested I share Grandma Betty's Honey Cake with the world - here it is:-

8 oz. Plain Flour
6 oz. Castor Sugar
1 level teaspoon Cinnamon
1 level teaspoon Mixed Spice
1 level teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda dissolved in 4 fluid ounces of Orange Juice
6 oz. Clear Honey
4 fluid ounces of Oil
2 Eggs
Almonds to decorate

Mix together flour, sugar and spices.
Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add honey, oil and eggs - mix together.
Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in orange juice and mix in.
Pour into greased, lined baking tin 10" x 6" x 2"
Sprinkle with flaked almonds
Bake until firm Gas Mark 3 or 160 C. for just under the hour.

This is a cake that needs to be air-sealed [tightly wrapped in kitchen foil will do] and left to mature.

Don't wait for next New Year - try it now.


  1. I arrrived here by following your comment on "rhymeswithplague" this morning. Thank you for sharing the Honey Cake recipe. I had to Google "mixed spice," previously unknown, and learned that I have on hand the ingredients listed. I will try this delicious-sounding cake soon.

  2. Sounds utterly divine, I will try and make it over the weekend. Thank you for posting the recipe.

  3. That is tempting - but maybe too much so for a borderline diabetic! LOL :) Perhaps I could make one to give away...

  4. Mrs. RWP wants to make this but has two questions:

    1) What is Castor Sugar?
    2) Can it be made in a bundt pan?