Jewish New Year Recipe

with Jessie-Sierra Ross

Traditional Jewish Honey Cake Recipe

Because every cake has a story to tell...


Honey     Oil & Vanilla Extract Flour       Baking Soda & Powder Coffee     Baking Spices Eggs        Sugar & Salt

Medium Brush Stroke

Prep Time: 10 Min

Cook Time: 50 Min


– Preheat the oven to 325F. Oil & line 2 standard sized loaf pans with vegetable oil & parchment paper. – Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Reserve.


This cake is moist, sweet, and filled with the flavors of cinnamon, cloves, & nutmeg!

How About the Spice?

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the sugar & eggs. Add the coffee, vanilla extract, oil, & honey. Mix to combine.

Wet Ingredients


what is Honey?

honey,  a sweet, viscous liquid that sparkles like molten amber! Made all season by industrious bees, from the nectar of flowers.

What is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year! Celebrated in the Fall, it is traditional to eat sweet symbolic foods like honey & apples, for a sweet New Year!

dry to wet

With the mixer on low-medium speed, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Blend completely. 

Pour the batter evenly between 2 loaf pans and bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out cleanly. 


Let sit in the pans for 10 minutes, after baking. Transfer the loaves out of the pans and to a cooling rack. 


~ After cooling completely, wrap the cakes in several layers of plastic wrap and then a layer of foil. This cake intensifies in honey flavor after a day!


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