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Lekach/Honey Cake

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Lekach is a Jewish honey cake traditionally eaten during the festival of Rosh Hashanah. It is the Jewish New Year and it is begun with eating something sweet. When I started reading about the festival and the origins of the Honey Cake I was surprised to know that honey as an ingredient in dessert has been used for centuries. The Egyptians used to eat bread with honey. The Romans and Greeks used to eat fried treats generously drizzled with honey. The Lekach/Honey Cake is of German origin. It evolved from the gingerbread. Even now there are many variations of Honey cake. Some recipes use walnut or almond meal. Cinnamon and ginger are the main spices but many other such as nutmeg, all spice, mace, clove etc are also added.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Recipe CategoryContains Egg
Served AsDesserts
Servings 10


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tbsp. cinnamon pd
  • 1 tsp all spice powder
  • 1 tsp ginger pd
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 egg separated
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp rum


  • Grease and dust a bundt pan. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, all spice powder, ginger powder and cinnamon powder.
  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar till double in volume. This will take about 3-4 minutes. Add the oil, honey, juice and rum. Mix well. Fold in the flour. Whip the egg whites till peaks form. Gently fold into the batter.
  • Pour into the bundt pan and bake for 60 minutes.
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mukulika sengupta
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