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this was wonderful! easy to throw together, it baked up perfectly. i added almonds to the bottom of the pan, and also topped it with extra almonds, this certainly helped us start the new year up right! thanks for posting this recipe, steve

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chia October 01, 2003

Delicious recipe. Does not state how much lemon rind. I use 1 tsp fresh lemon rind, grated. Also use 3/4 cup slivered almonds...1/2 cup in recipe and sprinkle bottom of prepared pan with 1/4 cup. Also add 1/2 cup raisins. DEEEEE-licious!

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Nancy Pookie September 06, 2010

I made this cake for my husband for Rosh Hashanah. He told me that this recipe was very close to the one his mother (who lives in Israel) makes. I give you the 5 stars from him, however, it just wasn't for me. I didn't really care for it. It was just a personal preference though. But, my hubby enjoyed it and he is picky, so you earn your 5 stars rightfully! Good job!

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KaraRN September 14, 2007

My family are not a honey-cake fans, but I was invited to a Rosh Hashana toast, and I needed a quick and easy recipe... this one changed my kids opinion. It was devoured so quickly, I had to make a new one for the toast :-) I used light brown sugar instead of dark, and I added a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg and 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cloves for some extra "zing". Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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oc September 11, 2007

Very easy to put together, loved the way it seemed to froth up when the wet and dry ingredients were put together. I had a few problems with my dark brown sugar clumping which created air bubbles in the finished cake (see photo) but the flavour was fantastic so not to worry. As for Charishma's recommendation that it gets better with age, I wouldn't know...I took it into my class as we were leaning about the Jewish faith and thought the children would like to taste a Jewish honey cake...the whole cake was devoured in 15 minutes flat. Thank you Steve, it was a real winner!!

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Tulip-Fairy October 19, 2006

hi. good 4 u. it seemed good onr

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Iraqi 4 Good December 18, 2005

Really tasty cake! It gets better with age, so it's a good idea, IMO, to bake it a few days before Rosh Hashanah or whatever the occasion for which you are baking it. Thanks for sharing!

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Charishma_Ramchandani October 09, 2003
Jewish Honey Cake