Honey Cake Recipe for New Years from Grumans Deli

(AJNews) – Honey Cake is the gold standard for a sweet New Year but there is nothing standard about this recipe provided by Gail at the Britannia location of Grumans Deli.  The combination of orange juice and rye whiskey keeps it moist while the coffee and other dry ingredients guarantee a tasty treat. Try this recipe and contact Grumans for your other holiday treats.

This honey cake recipe makes 2 loaves.


3 1/2 C all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda      

1/2 tsp salt

4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp allspice

1 C oil

1 C honey

1 1/2 C granulated sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 C coffee

1/2 C orange juice

1/4 C rye/whiskey


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare 2 loaf pans by spraying with oil spray and lining with parchment.

In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients and set aside. In a separate bowl beat eggs, oil and sugar. Add in vanilla, coffee, orange juice and whiskey and beat until well combined. Create a well in centre of dry ingredients and add wet ingredients, mixing until just incorporated. Do not overmix! Pour into loaf pans and bake for 40-55 min.

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