September 23, 2006

Apple & Honey Cake

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

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.