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Lekach Honey Cake recipe

Lekach Honey Cake.

Lekach or Jewish honey cake is a honey-sweetenedcake symbolically eaten during the holiday of Rosh Hashana, inhopes of ensuring a sweet New Year.

Recipe: Lekach Honey Cake

1/2 cup strong coffee
1 cup honey
1 tablespoon brandy (optional)
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

  • In a small bowl, combine coffee, honeyand brandy; mix well.
  • Beat eggs in mixing bowl; add oil andbrown sugar.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, bakingpowder, baking powder, baking soda and spices; mix well.
  • Add flour mixture and honey mixture alternatelyto the egg mixture.
  • Pour batter into greased 9-inch squarepan.
  • Bake at 300°F (150°C) for 55 to60 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

    Makes 12 servings.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12of recipe): 226 Calories; 3 g Fat Total; 4 g Protein; 36 mg Cholesterol;46 g Carbohydrates; 104 mg Sodium ; <1 g Dietary Fiber; 13%Calories from Fat

    Recipe and photograph courtesy of the NationalHoney Board.

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