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.