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Honey Pomegranate Cake


I have a love-hate relationship with the High Holidays (who doesn’t!?). It always seems to coincide with a busy time of work and I never have enough time to cook all the recipes I want to try. This year is the first time my husband and I will be celebrating the holidays at home (as opposed to going to family or friends). We are hosting lots of meals, which means I am forced to/have the opportunity to explore new recipes and adapt some of my favorites.

pomegranate glaze

The one thing I make year after year without fail is my mom’s honey cake. It is moist, sweet and the perfect addition to any Rosh Hashanah meal. It is the first thing I eat after the Yom Kippur fast with a big glass of orange juice.  When I think of the holiday season I can smell the honey cake and see my mom’s kitchen counter covered with honey cakes and challah.

This year, I wanted to change up the cake by utilizing the same concept and making it a little more interesting. Here is the recipe for a Honey Pomegranate Cake with a pomegranate glaze on top. You can make the cake ahead of time and freeze it for later, however you should not glaze it until you the day you are serving. honey pomegranate cake 1

Honey Pomegranate Cake

Ingredients

For the cake:

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup oil

1 ½ cups honey

3 cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

1 cup cold brewed pomegranate tea (brewed for 30 min)

For the glaze:

½ cup pomegranate juice

¼ cup sugar

juice of ½ lemon

4 Tbsp powdered sugar

Directions

Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer beat eggs and sugar until smooth. Add oil, brewed tea and honey and mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and slowly add to liquid ingredients.  Pour into 10” ungreased angel food cake pan (tube pan), not a Bundt pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake for an additional 45 minutes.

When the cake is done invert and allow to cool completely before removing.

For the glaze, combine pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon juice in a small pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil then let simmer uncovered for 15 minutes stirring frequently. It will become a syrup and reduce to about half. Remove from heat, let cool slightly and whisk in powdered sugar until smooth.

Stir in pomegranate seeds and pour over the cake.

Posted on August 21, 2013

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The Best Apples & Honey Cakes for the New Year

You might still be thinking about summer tomatoes, peach pie, and drinks by the pool, but we are thinking about honey cake and apple desserts since Rosh Hashanah will be upon us in just two weeks!

Apple and honey cakes are traditional, sweet New Year desserts but they can definitely get a bit stale. The honey cake from my childhood? My Great Aunt Ruth would make honey cake sometime around June, cut it into slices, freeze it, and then defrost it in the fall to serve at my grandma’s house for Rosh Hashanah. Is it any wonder honey cake is far from my favorite dessert!?

So I set out to find the freshest, traditional and non-traditional, super scrumptious apples & honey desserts perfect for your Jewish New Year celebrations. Please note: Great Aunt Ruth’s version is not included.

Got a great recipe? Post below and let us know!

apples-galore

 

 

 

Apple Sauce Souffle Bread Pudding

Apple Sauce Cake with Caramel Glaze by The Sassy Radish

Amy’s Bissel Apple Cake

Traditional Apple Cake by Leah Koenig

Mini Apple and Honey Tarts by The Overtime Cook

The Best Apple Cake with Honey, by Rachel Korycan

Apple Crown Cake by Leah Cooks Kosher

Rose Petal Apple Tart

Marie Helen’s Apple Cake by Two Peas and their Pod

Honey Pomegranate Mandelbrot

Mayim Bialik’s Vegan Honey Cake

Majestic and Moist Honey Cake by Smitten Kitchen

Orange Honey Cake by Levana Kirschenbaum

Traditional Honey Cake

Impossible-to-Resist Honey Cake by Kosher Like Me

 

Posted on August 20, 2013

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