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Honey Coffee Cake on a blue platter

Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake

This easy, moist honey cake will fill your house with a beautiful scent of sweet and spicy. Traditionally, this parve dessert is made during the Jewish New Year but it can fit any occasion.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Jewish
Servings 4 loaves


  • 6 eggs separated to yolks and whites
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup coffee - cooled (water mixed with instant coffee powder or brewed coffee)


  • Make 1 cup of coffee and let it cool completely.
  • Heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F degrees with the fan on.
  • In a bowl, mix the honey and baking soda together until it becomes a light brown color.
  • In the mixer bowl with a whipping hook, whip the egg whites and sugar to a light foam.
  • Add all of the other ingredients to the mixing bowl and continue whipping until all the batter is unified.
  • Pour into 4 loaf cake molds.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes.
  • Cool at room temperature.
  • Garnish with more honey or powdered sugar.
  • Have a happy and sweet New Year!