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Honey Cake

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 14 ingredients

At Rosh Hashanah, honey cake is traditionally eaten to ensure a sweet New Year. And at other times, it makes a great breakfast or mid-morning treat with a cup of tea or coffee. This...


  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup grape seed or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest, freshly grated
  • ½ cup drip coffee
  • ½ cup orange juice

Nutrition Facts


244 cals


6 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


47 g


24 g


4 g


4 g


254 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan, and line the bottom with a greased piece of parchment paper cut to fit.2. In a large bowl, sift together the whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, black pepper, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another large bowl, using an electric mixer, whisk the oil, eggs, and honey at high speed until well blended. Turn the speed down to low and add the orange zest, coffee, and orange juice, until just combined.
  3. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients a third at a time. When the batter is well blended, pour into the prepared 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the loaf pan. Store in an airtight tin.

Chef Tips

Eat all sweets in moderation – a little goes a long way. It’s best not to make them a habit, just have them as an occasional treat.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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