Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lekach (Traditional Honey Cake)

3 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 c sugar
6 eggs, well beaten
1 c honey
2 tbs vegetable oil
1/2 c raisins
1/2 c chopped nuts
1/2 cup chopped citron
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 ts ground cloves
2 tablespoons brandy

Mix and sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda.  Add sugar gradually to eggs and beat until light.  Stir in honey and oil.  Add raisins, nuts, citron, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, and brandy.  Mix in flour, beating vigorously. Pour into cake pan lined with greased paper. Bake in slow oven (300) for 1 hour.  Invert pan until cake is cold.

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