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Honey Cake

By: 
Beatrice Koss
honey cake
honey cake
honey cake

Beatrice Koss's recipe, handed down from her Bubbe, scents the air with the sweet aromas of a festive New Year celebration.

Ingredients: 
3 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 orange, juice and grated rind
3/4 cup honey
1 cup sugar
1 apple, coarsely grated
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup double-strength brewed coffee
chopped nuts for garnish
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OPTIONAL MIX-INS:
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins
Directions: 

Yield: 1 loaf

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix eggs, oil, and shortening. Add juice, rind, honey, sugar, and apple.
  2. Sift dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients alternately with coffee to apple mixture.
  3. If desired, add nutmeg, cloves, raisins, and nuts.
  4. Pour into well-greased pan. Sprinkle with chopped nuts on top.
  5. Bake for one hour.

Reprinted with permission from Palate Pleasers by the former Women's Auxiliary of Hebrew SeniorLife (then Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged in Boston).