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Almond Honey Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Keyword dairy free honey cake, honey cake, parve cake, parve honeh cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 9" cake


  • 3/4 Cup Light or 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)
  • 2 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce (200 g / 7 oz)
  • 1/3 Cup + 2 TBS Honey (150 g / 5.5 oz)
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced toasted almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Warm honey for soaking


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

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

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

  4. In a bowl of a standing mixer, place the sugar and eggs and mix medium speed for a 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. Allow to incorporate. Return speed to medium.

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

  7. Pour batter into greased pan.

  8. Bake until the center is golden and a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake. About 25-30 minutes.

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

  10. When reay to top the cake. Preheat oven to 300F. Remove the cake from the pan and place it on a cooling rack placed on a cookie sheet.

  11. With a small tooth pick, pook the cake brush it with warm honey and top with almonds.

  12. Bake for 5 minutes. Allow the cake to completely cool before placing in a serving dish.