Orange-Honey Cake

9
Total Time
50 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Moderate
Honey cake is traditionally served on the first night of Rosh Hashanah to symbolize the sweetness of the year to come.

Ingredients

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

honey

cup(s)

sugar

cup(s)

egg(s)

2 large

reduced-calorie margarine

¼ cup(s), soft-variety

all-purpose flour

2¼ cup(s)

baking powder

1 tsp

baking soda

½ tsp

ground cinnamon

1 tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

black coffee

¼ cup(s), strong

chopped walnuts

½ cup(s), about 2 1/4 oz

orange zest

2 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat an 8-inch round baking pan with cooking spray and then line with wax paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine honey, sugar, eggs and margarine; mix well.
  3. In another large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir half of flour mixture into honey mixture and then stir in coffee; mix well. Add honey mixture back to remaining flour mixture and stir in walnuts and orange zest; mix well.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake until a knife inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before slicing into 12 pieces.

Notes

We cut back on the fat and added a hint of orange for a cake that's extra special.

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