Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Frugal Food Thursday: Honey Cake

honey cake
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Here's a recipe for honey cake that I made for the Jewish holidays this year. It is nice and moist, and the kids all asked for seconds. And the leftovers stayed moist, too! Give it a try!

This is my mom's recipe. She makes it in a 9x13 pan, but I decided to use a 9x5 loaf pan instead, and serve it as slices instead of squares. Works either way!

From a frugal perspective, if you don't have all the spices listed, don't worry about it; just leave one or two of them out. It will still be tasty. And save some leftover coffee for this recipe! You can freeze leftover coffee in ice trays, then defrost the coffee ice cubes in the microwave.


3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
2-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 cup cold coffee

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. To the egg mixture add half the flour mixture, then half the coffee, then the second half of the flour, and lastly the second half of the coffee. Mix well.

Spray cooking spray on a 9x5 loaf pan. Line with waxed paper and spray cooking spray on the paper. Pour batter into the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cover loaf with aluminum foil and bake for another 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the loaf comes out clean.

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judee@Gluten Free A-Z October 27, 2011 at 10:08 AM  

What an easy recipe! I love honey cake and have never tried to make one. I love the tip for the coffee as well.

Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free October 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM  

I love the combination of flavors in your honey cake recipe. Good idea to save brewed coffee in ice cubes, too -- on the rare occasion that I have any left over ;-) My recipe today is for Gluten-Free Chili with Tomatoes, which reminds me of my hometown, San Antonio. Chili was the ultimate nourishing, frugal dish back in the day, when people made do with what was local. It's still filling and economical, as well as easy!

a joyful noise October 28, 2011 at 6:46 PM  

Using honey to replace part of the sugar sounds delightful and I like the idea of a loaf to slice too.

Christy of The Travel Bags October 29, 2011 at 7:14 PM  

First time here and new Facebook follower. :) Your honey cake looks fantastic. If I hadn't JUST made a spice cake (which we already polished off), I'd jump up and make this right now!

Thanks for hosting the link-up. Good stuff!

Miz Helen October 29, 2011 at 8:15 PM  

Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust November 2, 2011 at 9:52 AM  

This looks so good! I just found your blog through Sweetology. :) I host a Tuesday linky that runs through Friday (Crazy Sweet Tuesday) and would love for you to join!

Unknown November 2, 2011 at 9:52 PM  

what a fantastic recipe! I bookmarked for future use for sure. Thx for linking up, great to see you and your treats!

PERMANENT POSIES November 5, 2011 at 9:07 PM  

You have the best looking breads and such. This is no exception. I'll have to try it out on my grand kids. Thanks for sharing it at Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits. I really appreciate your participation.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife November 6, 2011 at 4:39 AM  

That's a very good tip for saving brewed coffee as ice cubes! Lovely cake - it's very similar to one I make, generally as a bundt cake. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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