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Traditional Honey Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Keyword dairy free honey cake, easy honey cake, honey cake, rosh hashana dessert, traditional honey cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 9 " loaf pan
Author One Sarcastic Baker


  • 3/4 Cup Dark or Light Brown Sugar (150 g / 5.5 oz)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil (200 g/ 7 oz)
  • 1 2/3 Cup AP Flour (200 g / 7 oz)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce (200 g / 7 oz)
  • 1/3 + 2 TBS Cup Honey (150 g /5 oz)


  1. Preheat oven to 340F. Line the bottom of 9" loaf pan with parchment paper and grease the sided.

  2. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, cinnamon,salt and baking soda together and set a side.

  3. In a large measuring cup, mix the applesauce and honey together. Set a side.

  4. In a bowl of a standing mixer, place the sugar and eggs and mix on medium speed for few minutes until the mix is lighter in color.  4-5 minutes

  5. Change mixer speed to low and slowly drizzle the oil into the bowl. Return speed to medium.

  6. Add the flour in 3 additions alternating with the Applesauce honey mix.

  7. Pour batter into greased loaf pan or divide between the mini pans.

  8. Bakes until the center is golden and a tooth pick comes out clean from the center of the cake.

    45-50 minutes.

  9. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool before slicing.

  10. If you chose, drizzle the cake with 1/4 of warm honey or dust it with some powdered sugar.