Rosh Hashana

honey cake and orchids
honey cake and orchids

Rosh Hashana foods are tailored around eating sweet things like apples and honey. Eating sweet foods symbolizes the hopes for a sweet new year.

Honey cake is a Jewish New Year staple.  The following is delicious recipe to try for the holidays.

Honey Cake Recipe

Source:, Holiday Honey Cake, By Chia


  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup warm coffee
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup whiskey
  • ½ cup silvered almond


  1. preheat oven to 350.
  2. grease the pan you’re using and add parchment paper, greased.
  3. mix flour and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. make a well in the center.
  5. add the oil and the next 8 ingredients, mixing well.
  6. spoon into prepared pan and sprinkle with almonds.
  7. place pan on a baking sheet to ensure even cooking.
  8. bake 60-80 minutes for a tube or bundt cake, 45-55 minutes for loaf pans or 40-45 minutes for a sheet cake.
  9. let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes, before removing. cool completely on wire rack.






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