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Moist Jewish Honey cake recipe
Moist Jewish Honey cake recipe
Once I started to bake I was fascinated to try honey cakes, although my quest to cracking the right recipe was a task in itself. Honey cakes are unlike the usual cakes where beating the eggs is of prime focus but not with honey cakes. This cake requires less beating and simply mixing until combined. Honey cake is a traditional Jewish cake done during Rosh Hashanah feast. This is a perfect recipe that never fails every time you try them. I have used my silicone bundt muffin liners to make this gorgeous cake. The best part is they can be had warm and of course with a cup of tea. 
Pouring some honey on the warm muffins adds a bit of sweetness to them. 



Best honey cake muffin recipe
Best honey cake muffin recipe

Moist honey muffin recipe
Moist honey muffin recipe
MOIST JEWISH HONEY CAKE RECIPE

Recipe Source - here
Makes - 8-10 large muffins  / 9" cake
Prep time - 8 mins
Bake time - 15-18 mins

Ingredients

Maida/ all purpose flour - 2 cups
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Cocoa powder - 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
Strong coffee - 1 cup (1 cup water & 1 tsp instant coffee)
Eggs - 2
Sugar - 1 cup
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp  oil (I used refined)
Honey - 3/4 cup (plus extra to glaze)

Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F / 180 C, prepare a muffin tin/ cake tin and set aside.
2. Sift dry ingredients - flour + baking powder + baking soda + cinnamon + cocoa powder for 2-3 times until ocmbined set aside.
3. In another bowl beat the eggs until creamy ( around a minute), slowly add the sugar and beat until the sugar is well dissolved and the mixture is creamy. 
4. Add the oil and honey and mix just until combined ( do not over mix) else the cake will turn hard.
5. Now add the flour mixture in batches alternating with the brewed coffee. Add in the vanilla. 
6. Pour into prepared cake tin/ muffin tin and set in the centre of oven to bake for 20 mins incase you are making muffins and 30-35 mins incase baking a cake of 9" size.
7. Once done, insert a toothpick / skewer in the centre of the muffin/ cake and check if it comes clean if there are few crumbs that is fine, make use it is not wet and full of batter.
8. Let it cool for 10 mins on the pan itself and then flip the cake/ muffins to cook further. You can even cut the cake/ muffins while still warm and enjoy. 
9. For added sweetness drizzle honey on top of the warm cake.

Butterless honey muffins
Butterless honey muffins
COOKS WISDOM

TIP 1

1. Do not over mix the batter after adding honey as it can tend to harden the cake / muffins. 

TIP 2

2. Using an electric whisk is not necessary, a hand whisk should do.

TIP 3

3. Original recipe calls for canola oil but I used refined oil.

TIP 4

4. I used regular honey, make sure it is brown in colour. Using coffee in this cake does not add coffee flavour but enhances the flavour of honey in the cake.

TIP 5

5. You can use nuts/ raisins in this recipe but make sure to roll them in plain flour before adding them to the batter.

TIP 6

6. To avoid the honey sticking to the measuring cup use oil to pour in the same cup before measuring honey, this way you will not waste a drop of honey / oil ;-)

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13 comments:

  1. Honey muffins looks so moist and yum. Love to try this muffins.

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  2. nice one Priya.. loved the flavors went into the muffins.. i can have this anytime of the day in the year

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  3. Wow priya looks very moist,will sure try tis

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  4. yummy moist ones,loving it!!

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  5. Lovely it looks,very moist

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  6. nice one, i was on the lookout for some muffin recipes, will try this one for sure.....

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  7. Super yummy and soft texture of muffins dear... Love the cute bundt mold... Love it...

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  8. Very moist and love those cute mini bundt moulds.

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  9. Honey cake looks delicious and cute

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  10. such cute mini bundt.. yummm

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  11. my eyes fell on those cute bundt mould ,,am sure you got them from Lakeland dee.. :) have got the same color :)

    Those little cuties look wonderful and i can see how soft they are in the picture itself..btw was it R the model for your photography:)

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  12. After trying 4 different recipes to find a dessert for a banquet dinner at church, we all agreed this recipe had everything we were looking for! Beautiful and rich color, fluffy and light, but sticky too! We are going to drizzle with a little strawberry sauce and a star of whipped cream on top. Thank you for this recipe!

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