Honey Cake for the New Year
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This is a favorite recipe from the Levana Cooks newsletter, created for the Jewish New Year. Levana Kirschenbaum is the author of the cookbooks, Levana Cooks Dairy-Free! and Levana’s Table: Kosher Cooking for Everyone.
Serves: 1 cake
  • 3 cups unbleached flour (whole wheat pastry or spelt just as good)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup very strong warm tea (2 tea bags steeped in 1 cup hot water)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix the first set of ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a food processor beat the eggs with the sugar, the honey and the oil.
  4. Add the flour mixture alternately with the tea, pulsing each time 2-3 times, only until combined, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  5. Pour into a greased tube pan.
  6. Bake 1 hour, or until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Invert the cake onto a rack and let cool.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-desserts/honey-cake-for-the-new-year-nut-free-soy-free