Rosh hashanah honey cake

    1 hour 5 min

    This is an easy recipe and it tastes great! A simple cake made from scratch, flavoured with honey and orange.

    209 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
    • 250ml (8 fl oz) honey
    • 120ml (4 fl oz) vegetable oil
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
    • 250ml (8 fl oz) orange juice
    • 300g (11 oz) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease and flour a 23x33cm baking tin. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, honey, oil, eggs and orange zest. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the orange juice, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    Lovely moist cake, best when still warm.  -  28 Mar 2016


    This was great. it was so easy to make, and i made it lower fat by adding half the oil, and using applesauce for the other half, and only egg whites. and it still came out great!  -  11 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is tasty, and easy to make, but keep an eye on it as it bakes. The first time I tried it, I baked it at 350 for 37 minutes, and it was overdone along the edges and the bottom. I tried it again at 340 for 33 minutes, and it was very good. I topped it with a simple confectioner's sugar/orange juice glaze.  -  17 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)