Mom's Honey Cake

The hives in the photograph are positioned near Minnesota prairie flowers and yield a sweet, light honey. This is a good time of the year to sample varieties of honey in your area and discover which you enjoy the most. I use buckwheat honey for this cake for a robust taste.

Mom's Honey Cake 

Pareve--Makes 2 loaf cakes

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Group I

  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ½ cup canola oil

Group II

  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp each: ginger, cloves, allspice
  • 2 Tbsp. cinnamon

Not part of either group

  • 1 cup warm, strong coffee
  • 1 cup walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350º and prepare two standard loaf pans by greasing and flouring them or lining with foil.
  2. Mix group I together.
  3. Add Group II to Group I alternately with the coffee.
  4. Pour into the two loaf prepared loaf pans. 
  5. Sprinkle ½ cup walnuts on top of each loaf and bake @ 350º 40 min. or until the coake springs back to the touch.
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