September 23, 2006

Apple & Honey Cake





Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups flour,
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 large apples, diced
2 eggs, at room temperature

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour or spray with baking spray with flour one 9 inch springform pan. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the oil, milk and honey. Add baking soda, baking powder and flour to the egg mixture, mix thoroughly. Add in the milk/oil mixtures and stir until well combined. Fold in apples. Pour into prepared pan and bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack then serve.




My thoughts:
During Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, people traditionally eat apples dipped in honey to usher in a sweet new year. This cake extends that tradition into a nice dessert.

7 comments:

  1. Oh wow, you've made my mouth water! Anything with apples baked in it gets me every time :o)

    Andrew
    To Love, Honor and Dismay

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  2. Ohh, that looks amazingly delicious.

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  3. I have now made this cake and it is yummy and smells so good with the cloves and cinnamon!!

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  4. Thanks so much! Moist cake and smells so perfect for this season. I added a teeny bit of Calvados to the apples before mixing them into the cake mix. And so good with your caramel icing on top!

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  6. Rachel, my mom is allergic to honey, and I usually substitute maple syrup with success, but I've never had to sub such a large amount in baking(!). If I was to sub maple syrup, what else should I take into consideration in terms of proportions? Thanks:) And, btw, LOVE LOVE LOVE the site! :)

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  7. Honestly, Helen, I wouldn't make this recipe if you can't use honey, I don't think maple syrup would work well at all.

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