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Grandma's Honey Cake (P, TNT)
Source: Grandma Fannie Hopin
Serves: 16

6 eggs
1 cup sugar (can use less)
1 lb. honey
1 cup strong coffee
6 cups sifted flour
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup oil
1/3 cup whiskey
1 pinch salt in the eggs
1 teaspoon nutmeg, or to taste
1 tsp. allspice, or to taste
1/2 tsp. ground cloves, or to taste
cinnamon, to taste
1/2 cup walnuts

Sift the dry ingredients together.

Beat eggs with salt. Add sugar and oil together. Beat well. Add honey. Mix well. Add coffee & whiskey alternately with dry ingredients. Until all are incorporated. Add walnuts if desired, leaving a few to decorate the top of the cake.

Pour into a greased, (brown paper bag works fine) paper lined baking pan (lasagna-sized).

Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or more, until cake tests done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Poster's Notes:
For many years each Rosh Hashanah and sometimes in between my Grandmother would bake her honey cake. We all loved it and when she was no longer able to bake, I took over that job and used her recipe.

I would call her on the phone just before I mixed the ingredients, then again as it was baking and finally I would call her after I took the cake out of the oven as it cooled.

This was a cake that meant a lot to me. It always seemed like a link in our relationship. She was my favorite person in the whole world. When she passed away, one of the things I "inherited "was the pan she used. It is a reminder of the special relationship we had and the GREAT cake she baked.

Posted by Terry Goldman

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 457 Calories (kcal); 15g Total Fat; (28% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 73g Carbohydrate; 70mg Cholesterol; 311mg Sodium