Thursday, September 2, 2010

Honey cake baking with kids in the morning…

Whenever I bake with kids, I always make up a recipe sheet they can take home with them.  In this case, however, I suspect parents might be aghast at what exactly is in this cake.  Most people prefer not to know.  Me, I love it!!!

Here’s a link to last year’s honey cakes.  Yes, happy birthday, this brand-new blog is turning a YEAR OLD next week.  :-o

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clip_image002Here’s how I made my Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake!

(From: "Second Helpings, Please!")

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1½ cup liquid honey
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • ½ cup nuts, if desired
  • ½ cup raisins, if desired

Directions:

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. 2. Beat eggs. Add sugar slowly, add the oil, honey. Mix on low until creamy.
  3. 3. Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with coffee to creamy liquid.
  4. 4. Stir in nuts and raisins, if using (soak raisins for ½ hour first
  5. 5. Pour into ungreased 10" tube pan , or 3 x loaf pans
  6. 6. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes,
  7. 7. Reduce heat to 300° and bake for 1 hour more.
  8. 8. Remove from oven, invert and cool completely before removing from pan(s).

Note: add 1 tsp cinnamon & allspice, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to dry ingredients for honey spice cake.

Here, have some honey cake!

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