Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is over already but I wanted to share my family's traditional honey cake. If you’re not familiar with Honey Cake, it’s a classic recipe that is usually made for the Jewish New Year. It symbolizes the will for us to have a sweet New Year.
Honey is one of the symbols that represent this holiday, along with apples, beets, gourd (pumpkin), pomegranate, dates, leeks, black-eyed peas and fish head. Most, if not all, of the food in this festive holiday meal will be on the sweet side and we also dip the challah in sugar and not in salt like in every Friday meal.
This Honey Cake reminds me of home while I celebrate the holidays with my family. We like to have this cake in Sukkot too.
To make the cake, you need honey, eggs, sugar, all-purpose flour, vegetable oil, baking soda, cinnamon, and 1 cup of coffee. If you prefer, you can use tea instead of coffee. The flavor will change accordingly.
The recipe of this yummy cake is an easy recipe, and while it doesn’t look fancy – it’s super delicious! The combination of coffee, honey, and cinnamon will give you a warm homey feel.
The cake freezes well and you can bake it in advance and thaw for the holiday.
Recipe yields 2 loaves or more if you bake in small tins.
Other Rosh Hashanah recipes on my blog:
Nondairy Apple Tart
Parve Apple and Honey Cake
Apple and Honey Cookies
Ricotta and Honey Tart
Silan Date Syrup Cake
Apple Oat Cake
Apple Cinnamon Rosh Hashanah Challah
Here is the recipe for this yummy honey cake: