Honey Cake

Honey Cake created by Food Snob in Israel

This is an old family favourite and has been made ever since my grandmother was knee high to a grasshopper. You won't be able to stop at one piece :o)

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1hr 55mins
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  • Bring the honey to a boil and cool.
  • Cream the butter and sugar, add the egg yolks, one at a time.
  • Beat until fluffy, then beat in the honey.
  • Sift flour with dry ingredients, add in alternately with sour cream, and stir in nuts.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter.
  • Bake in a tube pan (or a cookie sheet) at 325F (163C) until done, about 50-55 minutes.
  • Lower heat to 300F (150C) in final stages of baking to prevent honey from burning.
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  1. food snob mom
    I expected this to be super sweet, but it wasn't. It did take some time to prepare, but worth the trouble. I used a bundt pan (circular) and I liked the way it came out. Be sure to spray some oil in the pan to make it slide out easier. I think this could have used a little more cinnamon and next time I might use pureed soft tofu instead of sour cream. The walnuts definitely added to the flavor. The taste gets better with every bite and I can't wait to have it tomorrow with some coffee!
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  2. food snob mom
    I expected this to be super sweet, but it wasn't. It did take some time to prepare, but worth the trouble. I used a bundt pan (circular) and I liked the way it came out. Be sure to spray some oil in the pan to make it slide out easier. I think this could have used a little more cinnamon and next time I might use pureed soft tofu instead of sour cream. The walnuts definitely added to the flavor. The taste gets better with every bite and I can't wait to have it tomorrow with some coffee!
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  3. Food Snob in Israel
    Honey Cake Created by Food Snob in Israel
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  4. Food Snob in Israel
    Beautiful! This rose like a dream. Was light and fluffy and spongy. Had a sweet sticky film and just got better with age. Perfect for our Rosh Hashanna gifts/festivities/breakfasts. Lovely.
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  5. PCVAlyssa
    This has potential; it just wasn't as sweet as I was hoping for. I halved the recipe and omitted the almonds, and the cake raised and cooked beautifully otherwise. Right now it tastes like a slightly bland gingerbread; I will make it again, and when I do, I'll add more sugar.
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