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Honey Cake with Figs Recipe

Happy New Year!!! Shana Tova Umetuka!








Honey Cake with figs




I call it Mom's honey cake, and its on my menu year after year, because certain classics we don't mess with.

Actually though, its history traces back to Ottawa, Canada, (my birth place :) ) and is shared here in memory of Sharon Wasserman. She gave her recipe to my mother, and it is the recipe my mother has been using for 30+ years. Sharon was super passionate about her recipe, and I am so honored to be able to share it here, and spread this delicious holiday classic worldwide.

*Sharon always used tea in her honey cake recipe.


Yields 2 loaves (or 3 smaller loaf pans) :

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup oil

1 ½ cup honey

3 cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 cup brewed tea or coffee (I used a black cherry tea here, WOW!)


Sliced figs for garnish

Confectioners sugar for garnish


In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and oil. Add the honey and mix until combined. Mix in the flour, baking powder and spice blend or pumpkin pie spice works too. Brew tea or coffee of choice, add to batter, mix until smooth. Grease loaf pans and fill with honey cake batter. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Garnish with figs, and dust with confectioners sugar.


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